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Discovering English Churches


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The last of ten programmes with Donald Sinden Hope and Glory
The 19th century shook the Church of England out of its easy-going mould. The grimy suburbs of the Industrial Revolution were fast becoming strongholds of non-conformism or, worse still, atheism. In these areas new churches were hurriedly built to stem the rising tide of dissent. This week DONALD SINDEN visits St Mark 's, Worsley near Manchester, and All Souls', Haley Hill, Halifax. Both churches were built in the revived Gothic style which had ousted the classical style and had come to be seen as the only true Christian form of architecture. Both were also the work of Sir George Gilbert Scott , perhaps the most typical architect of the Gothic Revival.
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Unknown: Donald Sinden
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Unknown: St Mark
Unknown: Sir George Gilbert Scott

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Discovering English Churches

BBC One London, 16 August 1981 23.50

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