Herefordshire

Alan Brooks

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May 29, 2012
800 pages, 4 3/4 x 8 1/2
120 color illus.
ISBN: 9780300125757
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Rich in new discoveries and fresh interpretation, this fully revised survey is the perfect companion and guide to one of England's most beguiling counties. A profusion of black-and-white timber-framed houses testifies to the prosperity of earlier centuries, as do the many and varied parish churches. Highlights among these include the extraordinary Norman carvings at Kilpeck, the exquisitely spare Cistercian architecture of Abbey Dore, the seductive Georgian Gothick of Shobdon, and Lethaby's Arts and Crafts masterpiece at Brockhampton. The city of Hereford is freshly presented in detail, from its splendid medieval cathedral to the architectural adventures of the Georgians and Victorians. Country houses are plentiful and diverse, including much that is well in step with national fashions. The characteristic landscape of hills and woods lends a special pleasure to architectural exploration, while market towns such as Ledbury, Leominster, and Ross-on-Wye can match any in England for visual and architectural appeal.

Alan Brooks is the author of three previous volumes in the revised Buildings of England series: Gloucestshire 1: The Cotswolds, Gloucestshire 2: The Vale, and Forest of Dean and Worceshire.

"As with all revised Pevsner these days, it goes without saying that the photographs are splendid and there are plentiful plans, both of towns and individual buildings." Roger White, Historic House
 

"The plans are admirable and apposite, from numerous different sources. The excellent photographs are mostly Paul Highnam and in glorious Technicolour rather than the original monochrome." Julia King, Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain.

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