Below are listed the books I have written and publications I have contributed photographs to. Information on my research interests can be found on the British Library Research Register.
Book of Effigies
C B Newham
Publisher: DAE Publishing
Recumbent effigies are a common form of memorial in English parish churches. Using special photographic recording techniques this unique book features eighty one recumbent tomb effigies as seen from overhead. The effigies range in date from the 13th through to the 20th century and are located in churches over a large geographical area. This book is indespensible for those interested in armour, costumes, art history, or simply gaining a general overview of our sculptural heritage.
Royal Arms in Cornish Churches
C B Newham & Rosemary Pardoe
Publisher: DAE Publishing
Royal Arms in Cornish Churches is an indispensable reference work. An introductory chapter details the historical development of Royal Arms. This is followed by a discussion of plasterwork Arms, chronological and material type lists of Cornish Royal Arms, and a list of artists and restorers. The core of the book is a gazetteer of all Royal Arms known to exist. Each entry provides details of the set, such as its date and design, and a colour picture. This is probably the first time the complete corpus of Arms has been illustrated for this or any county in England. An additional chapter details ringers boards found in church towers in Cornwall. These amusing examples of local art have never before been illustrated.
Some Old Devon Churches
C B Newham
Six volume series, each volume approx. 170 pages. Large format.
Publisher: DAE Publishing
ISBN: 978-1906265014 (Vol. 1)
One hundred years ago Devon antiquarian and photographer John Stabb published a series of books on the best Devon churches and their treasures illustrated with 400 of his own photographs. The current set of volumes republishes Stabb’s text and sets it alongside hundreds of stunning new colour photographs and updated descriptions from recent visits. Devon is famous for its magnificent mediaeval screens and these are illustrated along with numerous other examples of Devonshire craftsmanship; imposing monuments, ancient fonts, spectacular stained glass, intricately carved woodwork, and the impressive architecture of the churches themselves, set in some of the best landscapes in England.
600 New Churches: The Church Building Commission 1818-1856
Publisher: Spire Books
Professor Port’s study of the early nineteenth-century Church Building Commission and its churches first appeared in 1961 and has long been difficult to obtain. He has now thoroughly revised it, adding much new material and a wealth of illustrations, many of which have never been published before. The book tells of the setting up of the Commission to build churches in the godless new towns, its trials and tribulations as it went about its work, the buildings it erected, and the architects who designed them. Historic and modern photographs, plans and drawings all reveal a huge diversity of architecture, much of it of the highest quality. It is now clear that, far from being a modest prelude to the full-blown Gothic Revival, the Commissioners churches were an essential factor in making the great Victorian explosion of church-building possible.
I contributed about 30 photographs.
Medieval Wall Paintings in English and Welsh Churches
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
Wall paintings are a unique art form, complementing, and yet distinctly separate from, other religious imagery in churches. Unlike carvings, or stained glass windows, their support was the structure itself, with the artist’s `canvas’ the very stone and plaster of the church. They were also monumental, often larger than life-size images for public audiences. Notwithstanding their dissimilarity from other religious art, wall paintings were also an integral part of church interiors, enhancing devotional imagery and inspiring faith and commitment in their own right, and providing an artistic setting for the church’s sacred rituals and public ceremonies.
I provided about 50 photographs.
Monumental Industry: The Production of Tomb Monuments in England and Wales in the Long Fourteenth Century
S. Badham & S. Oosterwijk (eds)
Publisher: Shaun Tyas
This important new collection of essays focuses on the production of church monuments in the ‘long fourteenth century’, rather than on the interests of the patron that have been the primary centre of attention in most recent work. By the fourteenth century, medieval tomb production was a veritable industry in its own right. Monuments were no longer the prerogative of royalty, the higher ranking clergy, and founders of religious houses, but were accessible to a wider section of society. The contributors have adopted a variety of perspectives for their studies.
I contributed several images including the front and rear of the dust-jacket.
Medieval Church and Churchyard Monuments
Publisher: Shire Publications Ltd
Churches contain much of the most interesting medieval sculpture in the country. Magnificent effigies, whether of cast copper-alloy or stone, never cease to provoke awe and wonder, conjuring up glamorous images of an age of chivalry. Yet in their intended setting such monuments are often little known to non-specialists. Among the joys of visiting churches is the experience of alighting upon sculptural treasures; monuments open doors to the past and introduce us to the characters from our history books that inhabited that lost world. Lavishly illustrated with high-quality colour photographs, this book uncovers monuments as a rich source of information relevant to an exceedingly diverse range of subjects.
I provided 50 of the 82 photographs including the front cover and all of the full-page illustrations.
Pews, Benches and Chairs
Edited by Trevor Cooper and Sarah Brown
Publisher: Ecclesiological Society
Pews and seating in churches.
I provided 9 photographs.
Exploring Britain’s Churches and Chapels
Publisher: AA Publishing
A beautifully illustrated practical and inspirational guide to visiting the best of Britain’s churches. Produced in association with the National Churches Trust, a leading organization committed to the preservation of Britain’s place of worship, this guide includes feature spreads on key architectural styles, as well as significant points of interest.
The book is divided into seven regions, with detailed entries on the key churches in each region. Every church is given a rating out of 10, and includes information on why to visit, as well as key historical and architectural information..
I provided many photographs.
One Thousand Years of Church Monuments
S. Badham (ed)
Publisher: The Ecclesiological Society
Eleven articles on English church monuments.
I provided the photographs for the front and back covers as well as contributions to three of the articles.