Fifty modern churches. Photographs, ground plans and information regarding thirty-five consecrated and fifteen dedicated churches erected during the years 1930-1945. With complete list of all consecrated Anglican churches erected in England since 1930.
London, Incorporated Church Building Society nd (1947).
4to. 175+(1)pp, photo text ills and plans throughout. Publisher’s cloth, a little bumped at top outer corners.
An illustrated guide to Anglican churches built between 1930 and the end of the war, intended to show church architects and local committee members the range of styles and plans, as well as the related costs, that were possible and to inspire good new designs. The Incorporated Church Building Society was at pains to encourage church building to replace bombed buildings, and to provide for the new housing estates. The churches here mostly make some concessions (even if peculiar) to modernism, and buildings by respected architects such as Goodhart-Rendel, Edward Maufe, W. Curtis Green and A.E. Richardson are featured.