His affection for the churches of Oxfordshire was also shown in putting his work as painter and writer at the disposal of the Oxford Historic Churches Trust. He was a wonderful writer on churches, conveying brilliantly what he had learned and what he saw. On Dorchester Abbey for example, in Oxfordshire: a Shell Guide:
The architectural history of this great church is complicated, but the total effect is of a majestic decorated building that has been much loved and used, much neglected, mutilated and restored (Butterfield and Scott were both called in by the Victorians) but that originally had such richness and excellence of workmanship that nothing - time, weather or man - could spoil it.
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