Chaproniere Collection

A photographic archive of English parish churches

Donna Chaproniere CollectionThis collection of mainly black and white photographs of English parish churches had been developed since the early 1950s by Dr. Donna Chaproniere. It was donated to the University of Leicester in 2008. Some of the photographs were used to publish English Parish Churches volume 1: East Anglia South
By Phillip Lindley, Alex Moseley & Donna Chaproniere, published on CD-ROM by Brepols, 2001, ISBN 2-503-51047-7.

The Donna Chaproniere collection also includes maps, books on regional and architectural topics and local history.

Dr Chaproniere used Pevsner's The Buildings of England as her basis for churches that should be photographed and she marked her copies to show the photographs she had taken. She grouped the churches together by type of soil, rather than county alone. Printed listings of the photographs, grouped by geological region, are available below. If you wish to consult any of the items, please email giving a list of the photographs you would like to view.

Lists of photographs by area

Bristol (pdf)

Cambridgeshire (pdf) Includes some of Bucks., Essex, Herts. and Hunts.

Chalklands (pdf) Includes some of Lincs., Suffolk and Wilts.

Chilterns (pdf) Includes Beds., Bucks., Herts., Hunts. and Oxon.

Cotswolds (Glos) A-D (pdf) Includes Glos., Warks. and Wilts.

Cotswolds (Glos) D-N (pdf)

Cotswolds (GlosWarks) O-Y (pdf) Includes Glos. and Warks.

Cotswolds Limestone (pdf) Includes Oxon.

Dorset (pdf)

East Anglia South (pdf)

Evesham A-C (pdf) Includes Glos., Warks. and Worcs.

Evesham D-W (pdf)

Norfolk A-H (pdf)

Norfolk H-W (pdf)

Norwich (pdf)

Oxford & Cherwell Valley (pdf) Includes Oxon. and Northants.

Somerset Stonebelt A-K (pdf)

Somerset Limestone S-Z (pdf)

Thames A-F (pdf) Includes Berks., Glos., Oxin and Wilts.

Thames G-L (pdf)

Thames L-Y (pdf)

Vale of York & Dales (pdf)

Wiltshire (pdf)

York City (pdf)

Yorkshire Moors (pdf)

Yorkshire Wolds (pdf)



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