English Parish Churches: Their Architecture, Design and Use


Art History


Residential course

Philip Wilkinson

4 July 2022 to 6 July 2022

From £240 Non-residential fee

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English parish churches date from every period from the 6th century to today.

This course looks at their architecture and how this evolved to accommodate the ways in which they were used.  It explores who paid for the churches, changing attitudes to the non-religious uses of sacred buildings, and the rich array of ‘treasures’, from sculptures to wall paintings, that they contain.  It concludes with a look at the prospects for parish churches today.

All comers welcome.

Residential Fees From: £358.   Non Residential: £240

Course runs from Dinner on Monday to Lunch on Wednesday.

Tutor information

Philip Wilkinson is the author of many books on architecture and history. He wrote a series of books to accompany the BBC2 series Restoration and Restoration Village and is the author of The English Buildings Book (publisher English Heritage), Fifty Architecture Ideas You Really Need To Know (Quercus), Phantom Architecture (Simon & Schuster) and Irreplaceable (Historic England). He explores buildings ceaselessly, recording discoveries on his blog (englishbuildings.blogspot.co.uk) and gives talks on architectural subjects

Covid information

Dillington House wishes to reassure everyone that we are working closely with Somerset County Council to ensure every measure is being taken to make Dillington House a safe place for everyone.

All course participants will be sent further guidance prior to the course date.

Dillington House is following Government guidelines and adhering to new guidance including local or national lockdowns.

All places booked can be transferred or refunded in the event this course is cancelled. Individuals who are affected by local lockdowns will be able to transfer to an alternative course. All other terms and conditions apply.