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Alberti, L. B.: On The Art of Building In Ten Books, MIT, 1991.

Aldrich, M.: The Gothic Revival, Phaidon, 1994.

Ashurst J. (ed.): Conservation of Ruins, (Republished), Routledge, 2007.

Ashurst, N.: Cleaning Historic Buildings, (2 volumes), (Republished), Routledge, 1994.


Baer, N. & Livingstone, F.: Conservation of Historic Brick Structures, (Republished), Routledge, 1998.

Barker, P. et al (eds.): Building Sight, Royal National Institute for the Blind/HMSO, 1995.

Berrow, J. (ed.): Towards the Conservation and Restoration of Historic Organs, Church House Publishing, 2000.

Bevan, R.: The Destruction Of Memory: Architecture At War, Reaktion, (Second Edition), 2016.

Bradley, J.: Church History, An Introduction to Research Methods and Resources, (Second Revised Edition), Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2016.

Bradley, S.: Churches, An Architectural Guide, Yale University Press, 2016.

Brand, S.: How Buildings Learn, (Reprinted Edition) Penguin, 1994.

Brereton, C.: The Repair of Historic Buildings: Advice on Principles and Methods (Second Revised Edition), English Heritage, 1995.

Brocklebank, I. (ed.): Building Limes in Conservation, Routledge, 2012.

Brooks, C. & Saint A. (eds.): The Victorian Church: Architecture & Society, Manchester University Press, 1995.

Brooks, C.: The Gothic Revival, Phaidon, 1999.

Brunskill, R.: Vernacular Architecture: An Illustrated Handbook, Faber & Faber, 2000.

Burkinshaw, R. and Parrett, M.: Diagnosing Damp, RICS Business Services, 2004.

Burman, P. (ed.): Treasures on Earth: A Good Housekeeping Guide to Churches and Their Contents, (Republished), Routledge,1993.

BSI: BS 7913: 2013. Guide To the Principles Of The Conservation of Historic Buildings, BSI, 2013.


Cherry, B. (ed.): Dissent and the Gothic Revival, Chapels Society, 2007.

Chitham, R.: Classical Orders of Architecture, Architectural Press, 1985.

Choay, F.: The Invention Of the Historic Monument, Cambridge U.P., 2001.

Churchcare website at : Any/All Guidance Publications including Model Statements of Need and Significance and Quinquennial Inspections Template.

Church & Heritage Building Magazine (Bi-monthly),

Clark, K.: Informed Conservation, English Heritage, 2001.

Clarke, B. F. L.: The Building Of The Eighteenth Century Church, SPCU, 1963.

Clifton-Taylor, A.: The Pattern Of English Building, Batsford, (Revised Fourth Edition,1987).

Colston, B. and Watt, D. (eds.): Conservation of Historic Buildings and their Contents, (Republished), Routledge, 2003.

Colvin, H.: A Biographical Dictionary Of British Architects 1600 – 1840 Yale, 2007 (Fourth Edition).

Cramer, J. & Breitling, S.: Architecture In Existing Fabric, Birkhauser, 2007.

Curl, J. S.: Piety Proclaimed: An Introduction To Places Of Worship In Victorian England, Historical Publications, 2002.


Daniels, R. & Broadwood, G: Ruskin & Architecture, Spire Books, 2003.

Davey, P.: Arts & Crafts Architecture, Phaidon, (Second Edition), 1997.

Durran, M.: Making Church Buildings Work: A handbook for managing and developing church buildings for mission and ministry, Canterbury Press, Norwich, 2005.


Earl, J.: Building Conservation Philosophy, (Republished), Routledge, 2003.

Eastlake, C. (ed. Crook, J.M.): A History of the Gothic Revival, Leicester University Press Reprint, 1978.

English Heritage: The Power of Place, London, 2000.

English Heritage: Conservation Principles: Policies & Guidance for the Sustainable Management of the Historic Environment, 2008 (Downloadable but subject to imminent revision).

English Heritage/Historic England: Practical Building Conservation Series: B. Martin & C. Wood (eds.) Ashgate, 2011 - 2015:

English Heritage/Historic England: Glass and Glazing, Routledge, 2012.

English Heritage/Historic England: Metals, Routledge, 2012.

English Heritage/Historic England: Mortars, Renders and Plasters, Routledge, 2012.

English Heritage/Historic England: Stone, Routledge, 2012.

English Heritage/Historic England: Timber, Routledge, 2012.

English Heritage/Historic England: Conservation Basics, Routledge, 2013.

English Heritage/Historic England: Building Environment, Routledge, 2014.

English Heritage/Historic England: Roofing, Routledge, 2014.

English Heritage/Historic England: Concrete, Routledge, 2015.

English Heritage/Historic England: Earth, Brick and Terracotta, (2 Volumes), Routledge, 2015.

Historic England: 19th & 20th Century Roman Catholic Churches, Swindon, 2017.

Historic England: Bats in Churches, London, 2009.

Historic England: BIM for Heritage, Swindon, 2017.

Historic England: Drawing for Understanding: Creating Interpretative Drawings of Historic Buildings, Swindon, 2016.

Historic England: Energy Efficiency and Historic Buildings – Application of Part L of the Building Regulations to Historic and Traditionally Constructed Buildings, Swindon, 2017.

Historic England: Metal Theft from Historic Buildings, Swindon, 2017.

Historic England: New Uses for Former Places of Worship, Swindon, 2012.

Historic England: New Work in Historic Places of Worship, (Second Edition), Swindon, 2012.

Historic England: Non Conformist Places of Worship, Swindon, 2016.

Historic England: Repointing Brick and Stone Walls: Guidelines for Best Practice, Swindon, 2017.

Historic England: Sourcing Stone for Historic Building Repair, Swindon, 2016.

Historic England: The Installation of Telecommunications Equipment, Including Broadband and Mobile, in Churches and Other Listed Places of Worship, Swindon, 2017.

Historic England: Understanding Historic Buildings: A guide to Good Recording Practice, Swindon, 2016.

English Heritage/CABE: Building in Context: New Development in Historic Areas, 2007.

Historic England: Constructive Conservation in Practice, 2015.

Historic England: Easy Access to Historic Buildings, 2015.

Historic England: The Setting of Heritage Assets, Historic Environment Good Practice Advice in Planning Note 3, 2011.

Historic England (and others): Heritage Works: A toolkit of best practice in heritage regeneration, Swindon, 2017.

Evers, B.: Architectural Theory From The Renaissance To The Present..., Taschen, 2003.


Fawcett, J. (ed.): The Future Of The Past: Attitudes To Conservation 1174 – 1974, Thames & Hudson, 1976.

Feilden, B.: Conservation Of Historic Buildings Architectural Press 2003 (3rd Edition), (Fourth Edition announced for 2018).

Fielden, B. & Jokilehto, J.: Management Guidelines For World Cultural Heritage Sites, ICCROM, Rome, 1998 (Second Edition).

Fladmark, J.: In Search of Heritage as Pilgirm or Tourist?, (Republished), Routledge, 1999.

Forsyth, M. (ed.): Understanding Historic Building Conservation, Blackwell, 2007.

Forsyth, M. (ed.): Understanding Historic Building Conservation: Materials & Skills, Blackwell, 2008.

Forsyth, M. (ed.): Understanding Building Conservation: Structures & Construction, Blackwell, 2007.

Friedman, T.: The Eighteenth Century Church in Britain, Yale, 2011.


Giles, R.: Repitching the Tent: Reordering the Church Building for Worship and Mission, Canterbury Press, Norwich, 1999.

Giles, R.: Creating Uncommon Worship: Transforming the Liturgy of the Eucharist, Canterbury Press, Norwich, 2004.

Goodall, J.: Parish Church Treasures, Yale University Press, 2015.

Gordon, J. E.: Structures: Or why things don’t fall down, Penguin, 2006.

Gordon, J. E.: The New Science of Strong Materials or Why you didn’t fall through the floor, (New Edition), Princeton University Press, 2006.

Gowing, R. & Heritage, A.(eds.): Conserving the Painted Past: Developing Approaches to Wall Painting Conservation, James & James Ltd., 2003.


Hague, G.: The Unitarian Inheritance (?), Unknown.

Hamilton, A.: Writing Matters, RIBA, 1990.

Hammond, P.: Liturgy of Architecture, (New Edition), Andesite Press, 2017.

Hammond, P.: Towards a Church Architecture, Architectural Press, 1962.

Harris, H.: Discovering Timber-Framed Buildings, (Third Revised Edition), Shire Publications, 1993.

Harvey, J.: English Medieval Architects – A Biographical Dictionary Down to 1550, Alan Sutton, 1984.

Harvey, J.: The Perpendicular Style 1330 – 1485, Batsford, 1978.

Harwood, E.: England: A Guide To Post-War Listed Buildings, Batsford, 2015.

Harwood, E.: Space, Hope and Brutalism: English Architecture 1945 – 75, Yale University Press, 2015.

Harwood, E. & Powers, A. (eds.): The Heroic Period of Conservation, Twentieth Century Society, 2004.

Henry A. (ed.): Stone Conservation: Principles & Practice, (Republished), Routledge, 2013.

Heritage Lottery Fund: Various publications available to download from their website

Hewett, C.: English Historic Carpentry, Phillimore, 1980.

Heyman, J.: The Stone Skeleton: Structural Engineering of Stone Masonry, Cambridge, University Press, 1997.

Heyman, J.: The Science of Structural Engineering, Imperial College Press, 1999.

Hill, P. & David, J.: Practical Stonemasonry, (Republished), Routledge, 1996.

Hill, R.: God’s Architect: Pugin and the Building of Romantic Britain, Penguin, 2008.

Holmes, S. & Wingate, M.: Building with Lime – A Practical Introduction, Intermediate Technology Publications, 1997.

Hunt, T.: Building Jerusalem, the Rise & Fall of the Victorian City, Weidenfeld & Nicholson, (New Edition), 2005.

Hunter, M. (ed.): Preserving the Past: The Rise of Heritage in Modern Britain, Alan Sutton Publishing, 1996.


ICOMOS: Various Charters, (Available to download).

Insall, D.: The Care Of Old Buildings Today, Architectural Press, 1972.

Insall, D.: Living Buildings, Architectural Conservation: Philosophy, Principles & Practice, Images Publishing, 2008.


Jenkins, S.: England’s Thousand Best Churches, Allen Lane/Penguin, 1999.

Jokilehto, J.: A History Of Architectural Conservation,(Second Edition), Routledge, 2017. (Available for free download from ICCROM website).


Kidder Smith, G. E.: The New Churches of Europe, Architectural Press, 1964.

Klemisen, J.: Maintenance of Historic Buildings, Routledge, 2011.


Latham, D.: Creative Reuse of Buildings (2 Vols.), (Republished), Routledge, 2000.

Leigh Fermor, P.: A Time to Keep Silence, John Murray, 2004.

Levy, M.: Why Buildings Fall Down, W. W. Norton, 1994.

Lowenthal, D.: The Past Is a Foreign Country Revisited, Cambridge University Press, 2015.


MacDonald, S. (ed.): Modern Matters: Principles & Practice In Conserving Recent Architecture, Donhead, 1996.

MacDonald, S. (ed.): Preserving Post-War Heritage: The Care & Conservation Of Mid-Twentieth Century Architecture, Donhead, 2001.

Martin, C.: A Glimpse of Heaven: Catholic Churches of England and Wales, English Heritage, 2006.

Mercer, E.: English Vernacular Houses, HMSO, 1975 (RCHM).

Miele, C.: From William Morris: Building Conservation & the Arts & Crafts Cult of Authenticity 1877 – 1939, Yale University Press, 2005.

Mitchell, D.: Conservation of Architectural Ironwork, Routledge, 2017.

Mynors, C.: Changing Churches: A Practical Guide to the Faculty System, Bloomsbury Continuum, 2016.

Mynors, C. and Hewitson, N.: Listed Buildings and Other Heritage Assets, Sweet & Maxwell, (5th Edition),2017.


National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies: Inside Churches: A Guide to Church Furnishings, NADFAS, 1993.

National Trust: Manual Of Housekeeping, Butterworth Heinemann, 2007.


Orbasli, A.: Architectural Conservation, Wiley-Blackwell, 2008.

Oxley, R.: Survey & Repair of Traditional Buildings: A Sustainable Approach, (Republished), Routledge, 2003.


Pace, P.: The Architecture of George Pace, Batsford, 1990.

Palladio, A.: The Four Books Of Architecture, MIT 1997.

Parsons, D.: Churches and Chapels: Investigating Places of Worship, C.B.A., 1998.

Penton, J.: Widening the Eye of the Needle: Access to Church Buildings for People with Disabilities, C.B.C. (3rd Edition Revised, 2008).

Pevsner, N. (& Others): The Buildings of England Series, Yale/Penguin, Various.

Pinion, A. and Bennet, F.: Roof Slating and Tiling, (Republished), Routledge, 2001.

Platt, C.: Parish Churches of Medieval England, (New Edition), Bounty Books,1996.

Port, M. H.: Six Hundred New Churches: The Church Building Commission 1818 – 1856, Spire Books Ltd., 2006.

Powys, A.: Repair Of Ancient Buildings..., (Revised Edition), SPAB, 2015.

Prizeman, O. (ed.): Sustainable Building Conservation: Theory and Practice of Responsive Design in the Heritage Environment, RIBA, 2015.

Pugin, A.W.N: The True Principles etc., Gracewing, 2003.


Rickman, T.: An Attempt to Discriminate the Styles of Architecture in England, Longman etc., 1835.

Ridout, B.: Timber Decay in Buildings: The Conservation Approach to Treatment, (Republished), Taylor & Francis, 1999.

Robson, P.: Structural Repair of Traditional Buildings, (New Edition), Taylor & Francis Ltd., 2013.

Rodger, J.(ed.): Gillespie, Kidd & Coia: Architecture 1956 – 1987, The Lighthouse, 2007.

Rosewell, R.: Medieval Wall Paintings, Boydell Press, 2008.

Ruskin, J.: The Seven Lamps Of Architecture, Dover, 1989.


Salvadori, M.: Why Buildings Stand Up, W. W. Norton, 1991.

Salzman, L. F.: Building in England Down to 1540, Oxford (Various Editions 1952 – 1997).

Scott, F.: On Altering Architecture, Routledge, 2008.

Semple Kerr, J.: The Conservation Plan. National Trust of Australia, 2013, (Seventh Edition), (Available to download from ICOMOS Australia website).

S.P.A.B.: Guidance on Church Extensions (downloadable from website

S.P.A.B./Faith in Maintenance: The Good Maintenance Guide, SPAB, 2008.

Stalley, R.: Early Medieval Architecture, Oxford University Press, 1999.

Stanley Price N. (and Others) (eds.): Readings In Conservation: Historical & Philosophical Issues In The Conservation of Cultural Heritage, Getty Cons. Inst., 1996.

Stock, W. J.: Towards Modernity: European Church Architecture 1900 – 1950, Prestel, 2006.

Stock, W. J.: European Church Architecture 1950 – 2000, Prestel, 2002.

Stovel, H. et al (eds.).: Conservation of Living Religious Heritage, ICCROM, 2005.

Stovel, H.: Risk Preparedness: A Management Manual For World Cultural Heritage, ICCROM, 1998.

Stratton, M. (ed.): Structure & Style: Conserving 20th Century Buildings, E. & F. N. Spon, 1997.

Summerson, J.: Architecture In Britain 1530 – 1830, Yale University Press/Pelican, (Current 9th Edition), 1993.


Theodossopoulos, D.: Structural Design in Building Conservation, Routledge, 2012.

Thompson, M.: Ruins Reused: Changing Attitudes to Ruins..., Heritage Marketing Publications, 2006.

de la Torre, M. (ed.): Heritage Values In Site Management: Four Case Studies, Getty Cons. Inst, 2005.

Tutton, M. and Campbell, J.: Staircases: History, Repair and Conservation, Routledge, 2013.

Tutton, M. & Hirst, E. (eds.): Windows: History, Repair and Conservation, (Republished), Routledge, 2015.


Vinas, S. M.: Contemporary Theory of Conservation, (Republished), Routledge, 2004.


Wakelin, C.: Chapels of England: Buildings of Protestant Nonconformity, Swindon, 2017.

Walter, N. and Mottram, A.: Buildings for Mission: A complete guide to the care, conservation and development of churches, Canterbury Press, Norwich, 2015.

Watt, D.: Surveying Historic Buildings, (Second Edition), Routledge, 2011.

Watt, D. S.: Building Pathology: Principles and Practice, (Second Edition) Wiley-Blackwell, 2007.

Webster, C. & Elliot, J. (eds.): A Church As It Should Be: The Cambridge Camden Society & Its Influence, Shaun Tyas, 2000.

Webster, C.: Temples...Worthy of His Presence: The Early Publications of the Cambridge Camden Society, Spire Books Ltd., 2003.


list updated January 2018



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