Buckler, J.C.

Elevations, sections, and details, of Saint Peter’s Church, Wilcote, Oxfordshire.

Oxford, “published for the Architectural Society by John Henry Parker” 1844.

Reference: 05224
Price: £180 [convert currency]

Full Description

Folio. (4)pp (incl title leaf with woodcut vignette ill.), 6 engr plates. of which one is double-page. Recent cloth, the original printed wrappers bound in. Some slight spotting or offsetting.

A scarce volume devoted to a mediaeval Oxfordshire parish church considered by the Oxford Architectural Society to be “a convenient model for a small church or chapel in the Decorated style”. An accompanying surveyor’s estimate indicates that it could be built for £364 at 1844 prices. The engraved plates are from accurate drawings by the very experienced architectural draughtsman J.C.Buckler. A copy of this book that we handled in 1995 had added flaps on three of the plates, showing design alternatives, but the book seems usually to occur without them.