H 205 x W 290 mm
Published Aug 2023
This book analyses the positions of external church doorways in England to investigate the significance that positioning had for the function and design of these buildings. The author proposes a link between the design and function of parochial churches and chapels with the number and attributes of their doorways.
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The Significance of Doorway Positions
Chapter 1: Doorway Positions in English Churches
Chapter 2: Eleventh and Twelfth-Century English Parochial Churches and Chapels
Chapter 3: Doorway Positions of Thirteenth to Early Sixteenth-Century
Chapter 4: Chapels
Chapter 5: Liturgy
Chapter 6: Gender and Segregation
Chapter 7: The Devil’s Door?
Geoffrey Sedlezky completed his DPhil at the University of Oxford (Balliol) in 2022. Prior to this, he received an MA in Medieval History from the University of London (Birkbeck) in 2014. In his earlier career, the author was a commercial solicitor in Canada, receiving an MBA from McGill in 1984 and an LLB from the University of Western Ontario in 1989. Residing in London since 2013, the author is now also a British citizen.