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1798 Wordsworth and Coleridge published 'Lyrical Ballads' and heralded the start of the Romantic Movement. Ideas and emotions take precedence over reason.  


1833 the first of the 'Tracts for the Times' published calling for a renewal of the church in Britain.

In 1840 - 42 Sarah Losh created the church at Wreay in a totally new and 'free' style.

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In 1851 William Morris famously refused to enter the Great Exhibition because of the appallingly bad taste of most of the exhibits

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In 1859 William Morris married Jane Burden and commissioned his friend Philip Webb to deign their new home - Red House in Bexleyheath. It was decorated by Morris, his wife and their friends including Edward Burne-Jones - the first 'Arts and Crafts' house.

Twenty years later the same team designed the church of St Martin at Brampton - the first 'Arts and Crafts' church.

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Scroll through the illustrations of the churches to see when they were built

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