A guide to some of the greatest architectural treasures of Britain, encompassing both interior and exterior design, this fully updated and expanded edition of a classic National Trust publication covers fascinating buildings as diverse as churches, windmills, dovecotes, castles, follies, barns and even pubs. Entries for new properties include: Acorn Bank, Claife Viewing Station, Cushendun, Cwmdu, Fen Cottage, The Firs (birthplace of Edward Elgar), Hawker’s Hut, Lizard Wireless Station, Totternhoe Knolls and Trelissick.
This handsome book is filled with stories of the people who lived and worked in these buildings, from industrialists (William Armstrong at Cragside), to prime ministers (Winston Churchill at Chartwell), and pop stars (John Lennon at Mendips). Acting as an overview of the country’s architectural history,
every period is covered, from the medieval stronghold of Bodiam Castle to the clean-lined Modernism of The Homewood. Written in a clear, engaging style and illustrated with glorious
images, this is an essential guide to the built heritage of England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
Lydia Greeves is a writer and editor known for her writing on Britain’s cultural heritage. She is the author of The Good Country House Guide, Country Cottages, The Harrods Guide to London and Exmoor and Dartmoor.
Author: Lydia Greeves
Dimensions: W24.9 x H24.4cm
No. of Pages: 448
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