St Peter-On-The-Wall: Landscape and Heritage on the Essex Coast (Hardcover)

St Peter-On-The-Wall: Landscape and Heritage on the Essex Coast By Johanna Dale (Editor) Cover Image
By Johanna Dale (Editor)
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A detailed study of one of the oldest largely intact churches in England.

The Chapel of St Peter-on-the-Wall, built on the ruins of a Roman fort, dates from the mid-seventh century and is one of the oldest largely intact churches in England. It stands in splendid isolation on the shoreline at the mouth of the Blackwater Estuary in Essex, where the land meets and interpenetrates with the sea and the sky. This book brings together contributors from across the arts, humanities, and social sciences to uncover the premodern contexts and modern resonances of this medieval building and its landscape setting. In analyzing the significance of the chapel and surrounding landscape over more than a thousand years, this collection additionally contributes to wider debates about the relationship between space and place, and particularly the interfaces between both medieval and modern cultures and also heritage and the natural environment.
 

About the Author


Johanna Dale is honorary research associate in the Department of History at UCL.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781800084377
ISBN-10: 1800084374
Publisher: UCL Press
Publication Date: July 6th, 2023
Pages: 410