R.D.Chantrell (1793-1872) and the architecture of a lost generation.
Reading, Spire Books Ltd 2010.
4to. 347 + (1)pp, many photo ills. Publisher’s cloth, in dustwrapper. Gavin Stamp’s copy, with his booklabel.
Good biography of Robert Dennis Chantrell, a Leeds-based architect specialising in the design and restoration of churches, whose best-known building, fittingly, is Leeds Parish Church, rebuilt to Chantrell’s designs in 1837-41 for its charismatic Vicar, W.F.Hook (one of the present cataloguer’s great-grandfathers began his clerical career as one of Hook’s curates).