20 February 2015
There is nothing more beautiful than a British church. Standing solid amid the countryside they look like they could stand for a Millennium. But there is one tiny wood-boring beetle that could bring the roof crashing down.
11 May 2014
When St Mary’s church, which sits on what’s left of the Hervey estate at Horringer, near Bury St Edmund’s, Suffolk, looked like becoming a ruin, the 8th Marquess of Bristol set about raising money to restore the building where most of his ancestors are buried.
09 May 2014
Sitting close to a large hotel complex is the flint-built church of Cricket St Thomas where you’ll find memorials to the famous Hood and Nelson families.
11 February 2013
Towering skywards Durham Cathedral gave out two powerful messages from the Normans who built it; we are God-fearing Christians who believe in divine power. Their castle across the green had another message; we rule with a military fist.
01 February 2013
This tiny Saxon church, a few miles north-east of Bishop Auckland, County Durham is thought to have been built from recycled stone taken from a Roman fort. Every stone, including the gravestones, have a tale to tell.