Pembrokeshire: The Buildings of Wales

Pembrokeshire: The Buildings of Wales

by Thomas Lloyd, Julian Orbach, Richard Scourfield
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300101783

ISBN-13: 9780300101782

Pub. Date: 01/20/2004

Publisher: Yale University Press

This authoritative guide to the southwest corner of Wales by three local experts encompasses a wide sweep of history, from the rugged prehistoric remains that stud the distinctive windswept landscape overlooking the Atlantic to distinguished recent buildings that respond imaginatively to their natural setting. The comprehensive gazetteer encompasses the great…  See more details below

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This authoritative guide to the southwest corner of Wales by three local experts encompasses a wide sweep of history, from the rugged prehistoric remains that stud the distinctive windswept landscape overlooking the Atlantic to distinguished recent buildings that respond imaginatively to their natural setting. The comprehensive gazetteer encompasses the great cathedral of St David's and its Bishop's Palace, the numerous churches, and the magnificent Norman castles that reflect the turbulent medieval past. It gives attention also to the lesser-known delights of Welsh chapels-both simple rural and sophisticated Victorian examples-in all their wayward variety and provides detailed accounts of a rewarding range of towns, including the county town, Haverfordwest, the attractively unspoilt Regency resort of Tenby, and Milford Haven and Pembroke Dock, with their important naval history. An introduction with valuable specialist contributions sets the buildings in context.

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ISBN-13:
9780300101782
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
01/20/2004
Series:
Pevsner Architectural Guides
Pages:
614
Product dimensions:
4.75(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

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