The historic capital of Scotland is well known as a fortified medieval city with castle and crown-steepled church, its Royal Mile leading down to the Abbey and Palace of Holyrood. It is discussed as a merchant city, as a Georgian town, and as a 20th century city.
This new edition reveals a county of contrasts. The semi-rural suburbia of outer outer-London, with its early Modern Movement houses, is counterbalanced by magnificent mansions and parks, like idyllic Stowe and the Rothschilds' extravaganza at Waddesdon.
Stirling and Central Scotland straddle the divisions between Highland and Lowland, rural and industrial Scotland. This guide covers castles that range from Stirling, to the strongholds of medieval magnates at Doune, Blackness and Castle Campbell.
A guide to the architectural treasures of Westminster, covering the Abbey, Parliament, the Royal Parks, London's West End, Belgravia and Pimlico. For each area there is a detailed gazetteer and brief introduction. Maps, plans, photographs and an illustrated glossary are provided.
Exeter Cathedral is but the crowning glory of Devon's wealth of medieval churches, replete with sumptuous fittings and monuments. The county's peak of prosperity is reflected too in its castles, its secluded manor houses, and its scores of sturdily built farmhouses.
A comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the buildings in one of the best-loved and most beautiful areas of England. Major buildings include great medieval wool churches and grand country houses such as Badminton and Dyrham, besides some remarkable relics of the early Industrial Revolution.
This volume aims to provide a comprehensive survey of the architectural treasures of Norfolk. It brings together research on a county which has some of the most attractive buildings in England. Pre-eminent in this volume is the city of Norwich.