A Practice Like No Other:
Sharpe, Paley and Austin of Lancaster
Tuesday 12th March 2013
Between 1830 and 1915 the firm established a national reputation, especially for its splendid churches, ranging from great urban masterpieces to delightful country ones imbued with the spirit of the Arts & Crafts Movement. The practice was extraordinarily prolific and, besides the churches, undertook commissions for almost every imaginable building type.
Geoffrey has recently written a major new book on this practice which has been published by English Heritage.
This lecture follows up our 2010 trip to Lancaster which featured several of the practice's buildings.