A Brief Introduction to Jewish Cemeteries

Jewish burial grounds existed in Medieval England but were lost after the expulsion of the Jews in 1290. Read more

The Destruction and Rebirth of Coventry Cathedral

In the 12 hours of the raids, 568 people were killed and over 4,000 homes destroyed. Read more

A brief history of the British mosque

Buildings used, adapted or built by Muslim communities have become an established part of our diverse urban fabric.Read more

Our most loved churches

There is plenty to see and much history to be discovered when visiting any of the 42,000 churches, chapels and meeting houses in the UK.Read more

7 Creative new uses for cathedrals

Cathedrals hold a special place in the built environment.They are important for their scale and splendour as well as their significance as places of worship.Read more

5 Magnificent English Mosques

Here we highlight five buildings that reveal the fascinating history and variety of mosques in England.Read more

10 of England’s Most Beautiful Synagogues

A new edition of Jewish Heritage in Britain and Ireland celebrates the undiscovered heritage of Anglo-Jewry. First published in 2006, it remains the only comprehensive guide to historic synagogues and sites in the British Isles.Read more

6 Ways to Live Your Life as a Hermit

Looking to leave the rat race and live a quiet life? Discover the six main types of hermitages and choose your favourite.Read more

What do Buddhist Buildings Tell Us About Buddhist Communities in England?

Buddhism in Britain has received a reasonable amount of academic attention, particularly how various traditions and lineages have adapted to the British social and cultural context, but there has been little dedicated concern about the buildings that Buddhist communities build and use. It was during our first research visit to Jamyang London, a Tibetan Buddhist centre in a converted Victorian court-house, that it became abundantly clear that the buildings Buddhists use tell us a great deal about their corresponding communities, and are aRead more