Crook, John 1946–

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Crook, John 1946–

(Peter Michael John Crook)


Born June 30, 1946, in Hastings, England; son of Peter Howe (an architect) and Mary Elizabeth Crook. Ethnicity: "White." Education: St. Catherine's College, Oxford, M.A., 1969; University of Bristol, certificate in education, 1970; Hertford College, Oxford, D.Phil., 1995. Politics: Conservative. Religion: Church of England. Hobbies and other interests: Foreign travel, modern languages, yachting, cycling, mountain walking, music.


Home—Winchester, Hampshire, England; fax: 01962-864392. E-mail—[email protected].


Université de Pau, Pau, France, lecturer in English, 1970-72; Eton College (secondary school), Eton, England, assistant master, 1972-75; Pilgrims' School, Winchester, England, assistant master, 1975-86; independent architectural historian, lecturer and photographer, 1985—. University of Reading, honorary research fellow, 1997-2006, research fellow, 1998-99; archaeological consultant to Winchester Dean and Chapter (a registered archive of the Church of England) 1990—, and St. Cross Hospital, 2000—. Winchester Cathedral Choir, tenor lay clerk, 1975-91; Old French narrator for musical presentations and recordings; actor, playing the lead role in the radio drama Not in My Name, BBC-Radio 3, British Broadcasting Corp., 2006.


British Archaeological Association (member of council, 1995-98), Society of Antiquaries of London (fellow), Athenæum.


A History of the Pilgrims' School, Winchester, and Earlier Choir-Schools, Phillimore (Chichester, West Sussex, England), 1981, revised edition, 1991.

(With Ian T. Henderson) The Winchester Diver, Lund Humphries (Burlington, VT), 1984.

(Editor) The Wainscot Book of Winchester Cathedral, 1660-1800, Hampshire Record Series (Winchester, Hampshire, England), 1984.

Winchester Cathedral, Pitkin Pictorials (Andover, Hampshire, England), 1990, revised edition, 1998.

City of Winchester, Pitkin Pictorials (Andover, Hampshire, England), 1991.

Tile and Timber, Stone and Glass: The Craftsmen of Winchester Cathedral, Pitkin Pictorials (Andover, Hampshire, England), 1992.

(Editor and contributor) Winchester Cathedral—Nine Hundred Years, Phillimore (Chichester, West Sussex, England), 1993.

The Architectural Setting of the Cult of Saints in the Early Christian West, c. 300-1200, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 2000.

(And photographer) Winchester Cathedral, Pitkin Pictorials (Andover, Hampshire, England), 2001.

Contributor to books, including The Reign of Cnut: King of England, Denmark, and Norway, edited by A. Rumble, 1994; Anglo-Norman Durham 1093-1193, edited by D. Rollason, M. Harvey, and M. Prestwich, 1994; The Archaeology of Cathedrals, edited by Tim Tatton-Brown and J. Munby, 1995; Local Saints and Local Churches in the Early Medieval West, edited by Alan Thacker and Richard Sharpe, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 2002; and St. Wulfstan and His World, edited by Julia S. Barrow and N.P. Brooks, Ashgate Publishing (Burlington, VT), 2004. Contributor of more than fifty articles and reviews to periodicals, including Medieval Archaeology, Antiquaries Journal, Proceedings of the Hampshire Field Club and Archaeological Society, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Country Life, Exploring Local History, and Archaeologia. Editor, Winchester Cathedral Record, 1986-93.

Crook's book on the Winchester Cathedral was translated into French and German.


Tim Tatton-Brown, The English Cathedral, New Holland Publishers (London, England), 2002.

Tim Tatton-Brown, The English Church: England's 100 Finest Parish Churches, New Holland Publishers (London, England), 2005.

Tim Tatton-Brown, Abbeys and Priories of England, New Holland Publishers (London, England), 2006.



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