BA, PhD (East Anglia)
Professor, Department of Visual Art & Art History, Full Time
Malcolm Thurlby is an internationally renowned specialist in medieval art and architecture and Canadian architectural history.
A Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, he has published over 150 articles on aspects of Romanesque and Gothic architecture and sculpture in Britain and 19th century architecture in Canada. His book, The Herefordshire School of Romanesque Sculpture (Logaston Press 1999), is now in its fifth printing. His most recent book is Romanesque Architecture and Sculpture in Wales (Logaston Press 2006). After more than 30 years of teaching at York he still has fun in class.
Romanesque Architecture and Sculpture in Wales (Almeley [Herefs.]: Logaston Press, 2006)
The Herefordshire School of Romanesque Sculpture (Woonton [Herefs.]: Logaston Press, 1999; reprinted with additions 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008).
Articles in Refereed Journals and Chapters in Books
‘Artistic Integration in English West Country English Gothic Architecture 1170-1250’, in Reading Gothic Architecture, ed. Matthew M. Reeve (Turnhout [Belgium]: Brepols, 2008), 75-91.
‘Sarum Cathedral as rebuilt by Roger, Bishop of Salisbury, 1102-1139: the state of research and open questions’, Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine, 101 (2008), 130-140.
‘Reflections on The Herefordshire School of Romanesque Sculpture’, Ecclesiology Today, 40 (2008), 20-29.
‘Two Churches by Frank Wills: St Peter’s, Barton, and St Paul’s, Glanford, and the Ecclesiological Gothic Revival in Ontario’, Journal of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada, 32, no. 1 (2007), 49-60.
‘Nineteenth-Century Churches in Prince Edward Island and their Place in the Gothic Revival’, Journal of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada, 30 (2006), 65-85.
‘The Early Gothic Fabric of Llandaff Cathedral and its Place in the West Country School of Masons’,Cardiff: Architecture and Archaeology in the Medieval Diocese of Llandaff: British Archaeological Association Conference Transactions, ed. John Kenyon (Leeds 2006), 60-85.
‘Stone Vault or Painted Wooden Ceiling? The Question of how to cover the nave of Peterborough Abbey Church’, Ecclesiology Today, 36, (2006), 77-90.
‘Joseph Connolly in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kingston, Ontario’, Journal of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada, 30 (2005), 25-38.
‘The Romanesque Churches of St Mary Magdalen at Tixover and St Mary at Morcott’ Ecclesiology Today, 35 (September 2005), 23-41.
‘The architecture of the eastern arm of Holy Trinity Priory in its wider context’, J. Schofield and R. Lea (eds), Holy Trinity Priory, Aldgate, City of London: An Archaeological Reconstruction and History, Museum of London Archaeology Service Monograph 24 (2005), 91-97.
‘Nonconformist Churches in Canada 1850-1875’, Ecclesiology Today, 34 (January 2005), 53-73.
‘King John’s “Gloriette” at Corfe Castle: Masons, Patrons and the Question of Style in Early Gothic Castles’ (co-author Matthew Reeve), Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, 64, no. 2 (2005), 168- 185.
‘A Survey of Romanesque Vaulting in Great Britain and Ireland’, (co-author Lawrence Hoey),Antiquaries Journal, 84 (2004), 117-184.
‘Romanesque Architecture and Sculpture in the Diocese of Carlisle’, Carlisle and Cumbria: Roman and Medieval Architecture, Art and Archaeology: British Archaeological Association Conference Transactions, XXVII, ed. Mike McCarthy (Leeds 2004), 269-290.
‘The Crossing of Fountains Abbey Church’, Perspectives for an Architecture of Solitude: Essays on Cistercians, Art and Architecture in Honour of Peter Fergusson, ed. Terryl Kinder (Turnhout [Belgium]: Brepols/Citeaux, 2004), 137-146.
‘The Architectural Context of the late 12th-century Fabric of Keynsham Abbey’, Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society (2004), 95-102.
‘Two Late Nineteenth-Century Roman Catholic Churches in Toronto by Joseph Connolly: St Mary’s, Bathurst Street, and St Paul’s, Power Street’, Ecclesiology Today, 33 (May 2004), 30-48.
‘The “Roman Renaissance” Churches of Joseph Connolly and Arthur Holmes and their place in Roman Catholic Church Architecture’, Journal of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada, 29 (2004), 27-40.
‘The Use of Tufa Webbing and Wattle Centering in English Vaults down to 1340’, Villard's Legacy:Studies in Medieval Technology, Science and Art in Memory of Jean Gimpel, ed. Marie-Therese Zenner (Farnborough: Ashgate Publishing, 2004), 157-172.
‘Romanesque Churches in the Diocese of Rochester’, Archaeologia Cantiana, CXXIV (2004), 51-73
‘St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, School and Convent in St John’s, Newfoundland: J.J. McCarthy and Irish Gothic Revival in Newfoundland’, Journal of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada, 28, no. 3 (2003), 13-20.
"Did the late 12th-century nave of St David’s Cathedral have stone vaults?", Antiquaries Journal, 83 (2003), 9-16.
‘[Tewkesbury Abbey] The Norman Church’, in Richard K. Morris and Ron Shoesmith (ed.),Tewkesbury Abbey: History, Art and Architecture (Logaston [Herefs.]: Logaston Press, 2003), 89-108.
‘[Tewkesbury Abbey] The Gothic Church: Architectural History’, in Richard K. Morris and Ron Shoesmith (ed.), Tewkesbury Abbey: History, Art and Architecture (Logaston [Herefs.]: Logaston Press, 2003), (primary author, Richard K. Morris), 109-130.
"The Architecture of the Romanesque Abbey Church of the Ronceray", Anjou: Medieval Art, Architecture and Archaeology: British Archaeological Association Conference Transactions, ed. John McNeill and Daniel Prigent (Leeds 2003), 66-80.
"Anglo-Saxon Architecture Beyond the Millennium: Its Continuity in Norman Building", in Nigel Hiscock (ed.), The White Mantle of Churches: Architecture, Liturgy and Art Around the Millennium(Turnhout, Belgium 2003), 119-137.
"Minor Cruciform Churches in Norman England", in Anglo-Norman Studies, 24 (2002), 239-277.
"The Romanesque Fabric of Reading Abbey Church" (co-author Ron Baxter), in Windsor: Medieval Archaeology, Art and Architecture of the Thames Valley: British Archaeological Association Conference Transactions, XXXV, ed. Laurence Keen and Eileen Scarfe (2002) 282-301.
"The Place of St Albans in Regional Sculpture and Architecture in the Second Half of the Twelfth Century", in Alban and St Albans: Roman and Medieval Architecture, Art and Archaeology, The British Archaeological Association Conference Transactions, XXIV, ed. Martin Henig and Phillip Lindley (Leeds 2001), 162-175.
"Blyth Priory: A Romanesque Church in Nottinghamshire", (co- author, Peter Coffman) inTransactions of the Thoroton Society, 105 (2001), 57-72.
"Roger of Pont l'Eveque, Archbishop of York (1154-81), and French Sources for the beginnings of Gothic architecture in Northern Britain", in England and the Continent in the Middle Ages: Studies in Memory of Andrew Martindale, ed. John Mitchell (Stamford: Paul Watkins, 2000), 35-47.
"Aspects of Romanesque Ecclesiastical Architecture in Dorset: Wimborne Minster, Sherborne Abbey, Forde Abbey chapter house, and St Mary’s, Maiden Newton", in Proceedings of the Dorset Archaeological and Natural History Society, 122 (2000), 1-19.
"The Influence of Southwell Minster on Romanesque Architecture in Nottinghamshire"(co-author, Peter Coffman) in Transactions of the Thoroton Society, 104 (2000), 37-46.
"Glasgow Cathedral and the Wooden Barrel Vault in Twelfth- andThirteenth-CenturyArchitecture in Scotland", in Medieval Art and Architecture in the Diocese of Glasgow: British Archaeological Association Conference Transactions, XXIII, ed. Richard Fawcett (1999), 84-87.
"The Romanesque Church of St Nicholas, Studland (Dorset)", (co-author Karen Lundren) inProceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Antiquarian Field Club, 121 (1999), 1-16.
"Worksop Priory Church: The Romanesque and Early Gothic Fabric", in Southwell and Nottinghamshire: Medieval Art, Architecture, and Industry: British Archaeological Association Conference Transactions, XXI (1998), 101-109.
"Aspects of the architectural history of Kirkwall Cathedral", Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 127 (1997), 34pp.
"L'abbatiale romane de St. Albans", in L'architecture normande au Moyen Age, ed. Maylis Bayle (Caen: Presses Universitaires de Caen, 1997), 79-90.
"The Elder Lady Chapel at St Augustine's, Bristol, and Wells Cathedral",' in 'Almost the Richest City':Bristol in the Middle Ages: British Archaeological Association Conference Transactions, XIX, (1997), 31-40.
"Gloucester and the Herefordshire School of Sculpture", (co-author Ewa Chwojko) in Journal of the British Archaeological Association, 150 (1997), 17-26 .
"Previously Undetected Wooden Ribbed Vaults in Medieval Britain", (co-author, M.F. Hearn) inJournal of the British Archaeological Association, 150 (1997), 48-58 .
[Dore Abbey]: 'An Architectural History', (co-author, Stuart Harrison) in A Definitive History of Dore Abbey, ed. Ron Shoesmith and Ruth Richardson (Little Logaston: Logaston Press, 1997), 45-62.
"The Influence of Norwich Cathedral on Romanesque Architecture in East Anglia", in Norwich Cathedral: Church, City and Diocesse 1096-1996, ed. Ian Atherton, Eric Fernie, Christopher Harper-Bill and Hassell Smith (London and Rio Grande: The Hambledon Press, 1996), 136-157.
"The Abbey Church, Pershore: An Architectural History", in Transactions of the Worcestershire Archaeological Society, 3rd Series, 15 (1996), 146-209.
"The Lady Chapel of Glastonbury Abbey", in Antiquaries Journal, 65 (1995), 107-170.
"Jedburgh Abbey Church: The Romanesque Fabric", in Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 125 (1995), 793-812.
"Hereford Cathedral: The Romanesque Fabric", in Medieval Art, Architecture and Archaeology in Hereford: British Archaeological Association Conference Transactions, XV (1995), 15-28.
"The Early Monastic Church of Lastingham", (co-author Richard Gem) in Yorkshire Monasticism: Archaeology, Art and Architecture: British Archaeological Association Conference Transactions, XVI(1995), 31-39.
"Observations on the Transepts, Crossing and Nave Aisles of Selby Abbe"' (co-author, Stuart Harrison), in Yorkshire Monasticism: Archaeology, Art and Architecture: British Archaeological Association Conference Transactions, XVI (1995), 50-61.
'Some Design Aspects of Kirkstall Abbey', in Yorkshire Monasticism: Archaeology, Art and Architecture: British Archaeological Association Conference Transactions, XVI (1995), 62-72.
'Observations on Romanesque and Early Gothic Vault Construction', Arris, 6 (1995), 22-29.
'St Andrews Cathedral-Priory and the Beginnings of Gothic Architecture in Northern Britain', inMedieval Art and Architecture in the Diocese of St Andrews: British Archaeolgical Association Conference Transactions, XIV (1994), 47-60.
'The Romanesque Apse Vault of Peterborough Cathedral', in Studies in Medieval Art and Architecture presented to Peter Lasko, ed. David Buckton and T.A. Heslop (Stroud: Alan Sutton, 1994), 171-186.
'The Roles of the Patron and the Master Mason in the First Design of Durham Cathedral', in Anglo-Norman Durham 1093-1193, ed. David Rollason et al (Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 1994), 161-184.
'The High Vaults of Durham Cathedral', in Engineering a Cathedral, ed. Michael J. Jackson (London: Thomas Telford, 1993), 64-76.
'The Purpose of the Rib in the Romanesque Vaults of Durham Cathedral', in Engineering a Cathedral, ed. Michael J. Jackson (London: Thomas Telford, 1993), 43-63.
'The Early Gothic Transepts of Lichfield Cathedral', Medieval Archaeology and Architecture at Lichfield: British Archaeological Conference Transactions, XIII (1993), 50-64.
'Joseph Connolly and St Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Macton', Historic Guelph, XXXII (1993), 71-72.
'The Building of the Cathedral: The Romanesque and Early Gothic Fabric', in Durham Cathedral: A Celebration, ed. Douglas Pocock (Durham: City of Durham Trust, 1993), 15-35.
'Joseph Connolly's Roman Catholic Churches in Wellington County', Historic Guelph, XXXI (1992), 4-31.
'The Romanesque Cathedral [of Exeter] circa 1114-1200', in Exeter Cathedral: A Celebration, ed. Michael Swanton (Exeter: Dean and Chapter of Exeter, 1991), 37-44.
'The Romanesque Cathedral of St Mary and St Peter at Exeter', Medieval Art and Architecture at Exeter Cathedral: British Archaeological Association Conference Transactions, XI (1991), 19-34.
'The West Front of Binham Priory, Norfolk, and the Beginnings of Bar Tracery in England', in England in the Thirteenth Century: Harlaxton Medieval Studies, ed. Mark Ormrod (1991), 155-165.
'The Nave of St Andrew at Steyning and Design Variety in Romanesque Architecture in Britain', (co-author, Yoshio Kusaba) in Gesta, XXX/2 (1991), 163-175 .
'The Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception at Guelph: Puginian Principles in the Gothic Revival Architecture of Joseph Connolly', Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada Bulletin, 15 (1990), 32-40.
'Church Architecture and Urban Space: The Development of Ecclesiastical Forms in Nineteenth-Century Ontario', (co-author, William Westfall) in Old Ontario: Essays in Honour of J.M.S. Careless, ed. David Keene and Colin Read (Toronto and London: Dundurn Press, 1990), 118-147.
'Observations on the Twelfth-Century Sculpture from Bridlington Priory', Medieval Art and Architecture in the East Riding of Yorkshire: British Archaeological Association Conference Transactions, IX(1989), 33-43.
''The Early Gothic Choir of Pershore Abbey', (co-author, Roger Stalley) in Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, XLVIII (1989), 351-370.
'The Former Romanesque High Vault in the Presbytery of Hereford Cathedral, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, XLVII (1988), 185-189.
'The Romanesque Priory Church of St Michael at Ewenny', in Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, XLVII (1988), 281-294.
'The Irish-Canadian Pugin: Joseph Connolly', in Irish Arts Review, 3, no. 1 (1986), 16-21.
'The Effigy of King John and the Sculpture of the Cathedrals of Wells and Worcester', in Transactions of the Worcestershire Archaeological Society, 3rd Series, 10 (1986), 55-58.
'The North Transept Doorway of Lichfield Cathedral: Problems of Style', RACAR, XIII/2 (1986), 121-130.
'Nineteenth-Century Churches in Ontario: A Study in the Meaning of Style', Historic Kingston, 35 (1986), 96-118.
'The Church in the Town: The Adaptation of Sacred Architecture to Urban Settings in Ontario', (co-author, William Westfall), Etudes Canadiennes/Canadian Studies (Association Francaise d'Etudes Canadiennes), 20 (1986), 49-59 .
'The Romanesque Elevations of Tewkesbury and Pershore', in Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, XLIV (1985), 5-17.
'The Elevations of the Romanesque Abbey Churches of St Mary at Tewkesbury and St Peter at Gloucester', Medieval Art and Architecture at Gloucester and Tewkesbury: British Archaeological Association Conference Transactions, VII (1985), 36-51.
'The Early Gothic Elevation of Lichfield Cathedral', Transactions of the Canadian Conference of Medieval Art Historians (1985), 71-79.
'Romanesque Reassembled in England: A Review', Gesta, XXIV/1 (1985), 77-86 (co-authors, Charles T. Little and Elizabeth Parker McLachlan).
'A note on the romanesque sculpture at Hereford Cathedral and the Herefordshire School of Sculpture', Burlington Magazine, CXXVI, no. 973 (1984), 233-234.
'A note on the former barrel vault in the choir of St John the Baptist at Halesowen and its place in English Romanesque Architecture', Transactions of the Worcestershire Archaeological Society, 3rd Series, 9 (1984), 37-43.
'A note on the twelfth-century sculpture from Old Sarum Cathedral', Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine, LXXVI (1982), 93-97.
'A twelfth-century figure fragment from Lewes Priory', Sussex Archaeological Collections, CXX (1982), 215-223.
'Romanesque Sculpture at Tewkesbury Abbey', Transactions of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society, XCVIII (1980), 89-94.
'The Thirteenth-Century Font at Hope-under-Dinmore', Transactions of the Woolhope Naturalists'Field Club, XLIII, Part II (1980), 160-163.
'A Twelfth-Century Figure from Jedburgh Abbey', Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, CXI (1980-81), 381-387.
'A Note on the Architecture of Pershore Abbey', (co-author, Roger Stalley), Journal of the British Archaeolgical Association, Series III, XXXVII(1974), 113-118.
Other Publications: St John’s Anglican Church, Ancaster: An Architectural History’ (29 November 2007) www.raisethehammer.org (co- author, Candace Iron) ‘19th-Century Churches in Hamilton: Barton Stone United Church and St Paul’s Anglican Church, Glanford’ (26 February 2007) http://raisethehammer.org/index.asp?id=517 ‘In search of the Romanesque’, Heritage Wales, 35 (2006), 8-11. ‘First-Rate Gothic: A Look at St Paul's Presbyterian Church, Hamilton’ (20 September 2006). ‘Cathedrals of Canada’, The [Brantford] Expositor, May 27, 2006, D1 and D7. ‘More 19th-Century Churches in Hamilton’ (5 May 2006). ‘Two Churches by Joseph Connolly in Hamilton’ (April 21, 2006) ‘St Carthagh’s, Tweed’, The Tweed News, 119, No. 45, November 9, 2005, 1 and 4; The Tweed News, 119, No. 47, November 23, 2005, 4, 8 and 12. ‘St Patrick’s [Kinkora]: A gem of architectural history’, The Beacon Herald (Stratford, Ontario), July 16, 2005, 9. 'Medieval Toronto', Rotunda, 24/no. 4 (1992), 27-33. 'Wells Cathedral and Bristol Elder Lady Chapel Revisited', The Friends of Wells Cathedral Autumn Journal (1991), 14-19. 'Ottawa Gothic', Rotunda, 21/no. 1 (1988), 24-31. 'Notes on the Romanesque Capitals from the East Arch of the Presbytery of Hereford Cathedral', The Friends of Hereford Cathedral Fifty-First Annual Report (1985), 14-26 (co-author, Sarah Nichols). 'Fluted and Chalice-Shaped: The Aylesbury Group of Fonts', Country Life (January 28, 1982), 228-229. 'Breaking Away From Formality (English Medieval Figure Sculpture)', Country Life (June 3, 1976), 1508-1509