Faith and Fabric

Faith and Fabric

A History of Rochester Cathedral, 604-1994

Edited by Nigel Yates, Paul A. Welsby

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Boydell Press

Overview

Overview

First authoritative study of Rochester cathedral, its history, architecture, and people.
The cathedrals at Rochester and Canterbury, founded in the early 7th century, are the two oldest ecclesiastical buildings with a continuous history in Britain, but Rochester cathedral is comparatively unknown, and research on its history limited. This book is the first authoritative study of the cathedral, covering its history, architecture and worship, and its archives and library more briefly; importantly, it sets Rochester in the wider context of the development of cathedrals in Britain and their significant role in the history of British Christianity.

Contributors: MARTIN BRETT, ANNE OAKLEY, CHARLES KNIGHTON, PATRICK MUSSETT, PAUL A. WELSBY, NIGEL YATES, PHILIP McALEER, DIANA HOLBROOK.

The late NIGEL YATES was a consultant on historical and other matters to Kent County Council, the Museum of Kent Life, the Dioceses of Canterbury and Rochester and several other national and local bodies.

Details

October 1996
42 black and white illustrations
311 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Kent History Project
ISBN: 9780851155814
Format: Hardback
Boydell Press
BIC HRAX
BISAC REL033000
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Table of Contents

The church at Rochester, 604-1185 - Martin Brett
Rochester priory, 1185-1540 - Anne M Oakley
The reformed chapter, 1540-1660 - C S Knighton
The reconsituted chapter, 1660-1820 - Patrick Mussett
The cathedral since 1820 - Paul A. Welsby
Worship in the cathedral, 1540-1870 - Nigel Yates
The medieval fabric - Philip McAleer
Repair and restoration of the fabric since 1540 - Diana Holbrook

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