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(Street) Bayly, James

Four churches in the deanery of Buckrose restored or built by the late George Edmund Street, R.A., for Sir Tatton Sykes, Bart.

London, printed by James Akerman nd (1894).

Reference: 7521

Full Description

Folio. (8) + 15 + (1)pp, 21 photolitho plates. Original gilt stamped cloth (by Potter & Sons, York). Title slightly discoloured, otherwise a good copy. Roderick Gradidge’s copy (book label), with three photographs of Thixendale church loosely inserted.

A handsome volume recording four of a number of churches designed or restored by Street for Sir Tatton Sykes (1826-1913), a major landowner in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Although Street’s most celebrated buildings are well recorded in the architectural literature of the time, his numerous country churches are less familiar, and the present volume, presumably produced for private distribution by the Sykes family, shows the skill and taste which Street brought even to the most minor commissions. It carries no date but the British Library Catalogue assigns it to 1894, as we do here.