Pevsner wrote that "Leicestershire is not a county of extremes" and agreed that "no other county in England surpasses Rutland for unspoiled quiet charm". The large and the small Midland county possess a varied and rewarding range of buildings. Church architecture encompasses the classical Normanton, preserved in remote isolation from the flood of Rutland Water, to Market Harborough with its elegant medieval steeple, and a fine group of Victorian churches in Leicester. The major country houses include Belvoir Castle, Staunton Harold and Burley-on-the-Hill, while the more modest homes of the late 19th century include notable work by Ernest Gimson,Voysey and a garden city at Leicester by Parker & Unwin. Leicestershire also posseses fine modern buildings, from its architecturally progressive schools to the justly renowned buildings of Leicester University, dominated by Stirling & Gowan's Engineering Building.
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Book Description Penguin, London, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. BUILDINGS OF ENGLAND SERIES - 1998, Second edtion with corrections, revised by Williamson and Brandwood, 576pp, illustrated, map, bound in black cloth/gilt with VG+ dustwrapper. Covering Leicestershire and Rutland, this text is part of the Buildings of England reference book series. They are aimed at architectural scholars and the lay enthusiast alike.; Tall Octavo. Bookseller Inventory # 052728