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Useful enough, but badly needs updating.
on 18 December 1999
This book was most recently revised in 1974, but is essentially little different from the 1959 original, apart from the addition of sixties buildings and the removal of some major buildings destroyed in that decade. For instance, it still lists the tower of the church at Linstead Magna, even though it was demolished in 1964. However, it is a handy volume, very good if your interest is architectural rather than historical or liturgical. It is the only major guide which lists non-Anglican churches, and it is always good to have a guide to other, non-ecclesiastical buildings in the area. A new edition is in preparation. If it is as good as the new editions for Northumberland and North-East Norfolk, then it will be very good indeed.