Northumberland / Edition 2

Northumberland / Edition 2

by John Grundy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300096380

ISBN-13: 9780300096385

Pub. Date: 03/11/1992

Publisher: Yale University Press

The county's remarkable and richly varied military architecture, from Hadrian's Wall to Warkworth, contrasts with monastic ruins buried deep in the valleys of the Coquet and the Aln or standing proudly by the sea at Holy Island and Tynemouth. Newcastle upon Tyne has the most elegant nineteenth-century city centre in England. Elsewhere the distinctive smaller towns

Overview

The county's remarkable and richly varied military architecture, from Hadrian's Wall to Warkworth, contrasts with monastic ruins buried deep in the valleys of the Coquet and the Aln or standing proudly by the sea at Holy Island and Tynemouth. Newcastle upon Tyne has the most elegant nineteenth-century city centre in England. Elsewhere the distinctive smaller towns include Alnwick, dominated by its castle, Hexham with its priory, brick-built Morpeth, and Berwick-upon-Tweed, ringed with exceptional sixteenth-century fortifications. Great country houses range from Vanbrugh's theatrical Seaton Delaval to Sir Charles Monck's austere Belsay and Norman Shaw's romantic Cragside. Monuments of a great industrial past, as well as a wealth of smaller buildings, such as bastles (unique to the Border country), are all vividly described in this revised guide to Northumberland's architectural pleasures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300096385
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
03/11/1992
Series:
Pevsner Architectural Guides Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
704
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

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