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H 276 x W 203 mm
90 figures, 11 tables (includes 96 colour pages)
Published Jan 2020
Archaeopress Access Archaeology
Bar locks; Church security; Britain; Medieval; Middle Ages
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.
This posthumously published book serves as an advert, too, for the author's previous studies of the geology and constructional methods of early medieval churches in Britain and Ireland, which deserve more attention than they have yet received.