Architectural style

  • 1 Gothic Revival – Ecclesiological Gothic

    The Ecclesiological style was influenced by the writings of the High-Church Cambridge Camden Society (later the Ecclesiological Society). Founded in 1839, the society published and distributed pamphlets and later a journal (The Ecclesiologist), which emphasized that church and cathedral designs should be informed by academic and archaeological study of Gothic architecture. This idea was based on the medievalist views of Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812-52), who advocated that the Gothic period represented a religious and cultural high-point in European, specifically English, history. Churches and cathedrals of this style were often built by leading architects and master-builders. They tended to be prominent churches within their respective diocese.

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