John F. Potter trained as a geologist specialising in lithostratigraphy (PhD London). He served as Principal of Farnborough College of Technology (1975-1997), was Hon. Secretary of the Institution of Environmental Sciences, and Editor for many years of the international journal, The Environmentalist. On retirement he was appointed Emeritus Professor at the University of Surrey and joined the University of Reading in order to continue with the church building fabric studies which he started in 1975.
John F. Potter
This book examines the evidence for the measures taken to make church buildings secure or defensible from their earliest times until the later medieval period. In particular it examines the phenomenon of ‘bar locks’ which the author identifies in many different contexts throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. READ MORE
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