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Historic Churches

From: Jonathan Taylor <jonathan<-a>
Date: Wednesday, August 27, 2014
The 2014 digital edition of Historic Churches is now available at


providing 11 articles by conservation specialists on a wide range of
technical and historical issues, free of charge.  For example:

    Protective glazings: In 2012 English Heritage commissioned
    research to look at the technical and aesthetic issues raised in
    the design of protective ('isothermal') glazing systems for
    stained glass windows.  Although still ongoing, their research
    has already made some important findings and in this article
    Tobit Curteis and Naomi Luxford summarise the principal issues
    and developments.

    War memorials:  On the centenary of the outbreak of WW1, three
    articles look at war memorials from three very different
    perspectives.  Significance is the focus of Nick Hayne's article
    on Douglas Strachan's stained glass windows in a chapel in
    Glasgow; Jane Manners considers best practice in the
    conservation of Oldham's war memorial following decades of
    bronze decay; while Tostock's Altar of Sacrifice, a painted
    memorial on canvas, is considered by Catherine Townsend and
    Pedro Gaspar from the perspective of a Church of England
    campaign to save 100 church treasures deemed to be most at risk.

Other subjects include the conservation of 19th century stencilled
decoration, the management of bats in historic buildings, the
movement of damp through masonry, the design of alarm systems for
church roofs, and the adaptation of places of worship to extend
their use.

Historic Churches is a full colour magazine published annually by
Cathedral Communications <URL:>.
6,000 copies are printed and distributed throughout the UK each
year.  The digital edition extends its readership to all who care
for historic places of worship worldwide.

Jonathan Taylor
Executive Editor
Cathedral Communications Limited
Tisbury, UK

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