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Friday, 4 September 2015

C20 Society Churches Database

A database of C20th churches in the UK has been compiled by the C20 Society, with the aid of a grant from Historic England, to help in their casework and in planning trips to visit C20 buildings in different areas of the country.

C20th churches are incredibly varied and interesting, ranging from the traditionally Gothic to innovative designs with features like concrete hyperbolic paraboloid roofs. Many also have wonderful fittings, including stained glass, fonts, C20th sculpture, murals, tilework, mosaics and tapestry in every C20th style. Yet these inspirational and significant buildings are under-represented in Historic England’s designation list.

In 2013 the C20 Society participated in the awards organised by the National Churches Trust to recognise the best modern churches of the last 60 years, and this database should help draw attention to our incredibly rich heritage of C20th churches.

They hope that it will also be useful for anyone interested in church architecture. You can browse or search the list of churches here. You can search on any individual search term – name, architect, location, denomination, listing grade or date of completion – or on any combination of them. You can also choose whether to display the results in date or alphabetical order. The listing grade search includes both the English Grade I, II & II* and the equivalent grades in Scotland (A, B and C) and Northern Ireland (A, B+ and B). So you can find out about a particular church or, say, all the C20th Roman Catholic churches in Liverpool or Grade I listed churches in London.

They hope to expand the database to include more information about church architects.


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