Worcestershire: The Buildings of England

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Overview

This expanded and updated guide to the buildings of Worcestershire encompasses the entire county, from the dramatic Malvern Hills through the Severn Valley to the fringes of the Cotswolds.

Medieval Worcestershire is represented by the fine Gothic cathedral of Worcester, the splendid remains of the abbeys and priories, and the many parish churches with their rich inheritance of Norman work. Timber-framed houses are abundant. But Worcestershire is also a county of red brick and sandstone, with such fine country houses as Jacobean Westwood, Hanbury Hall, Hagley Hall, and Witley Court. Among the towns are Stourport, the only English town created by the canals, the genteel spa resort at Great Malvern, and the leafy New Town at Redditch.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300112986
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2007
  • Series: Pevsner Architectural Guides Series
  • Pages: 848
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 8.71 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan Brooks is the author of two previous volumes in the revised Buildings of England series, Gloucestershire 1: the Cotswolds and Gloucestershire 2: the Vale and the Forest of Dean.

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Table of Contents


List of Text Figures and Maps     x
Photographic Acknowledgements     xiv
Map References     xv
Foreword and Acknowledgements     xvi
Introduction     1
Geology and Building Stones   Peter Oliver     3
Worcestershire Archaeology from Prehistory to the Middle Ages   Malcolm Atkin     10
Medieval Ecclesiastical Architecture     17
Major Medieval Secular Architecture     33
The Domestic Timber-Framed Tradition   Stephen Price   Nicholas Molyneux     36
From the Mid C16 to the Mid C17     47
Secular Architecture from the Late C17 to the Early C19     53
Churches from the Late C17 to the Early C19     60
Industry and Transport     64
C19 and Early C20 Churches and Furnishings     69
Secular Victorian and Edwardian Architecture     77
Worcestershire Since 1914     85
Further Reading     93
Gazetteer     99
Glossary     787
Index of Architects, Artists, Patrons and Residents     813
Index of Places     836
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