"Everybody tells you Dorset is a house or mansion county, not a church county...Yet when one sets down all one has seen of Dorset churches,..one suddenly realizes how much one has enjoyed", wrote Pevsner at the conclusion of his journey. The county provides many unexpected pleasures in ecclesiastical buildings, from the Norman arches of Wimborne Minster, the Early English solemnity of Milton Abbey, to the splendour of Sherborne and the monuments and furnishings of numerous smaller buildings. Of castles, mansions and houses, Dorset boasts the evocative ruins of Corfe; the splendid Kingston Lacy; mighty Milton Abbey House and a wealth of more modest homes. But the county also possesses fine towns and villages, from the Georgian elegance of Weymouth and Lyme Regis, to the the model estate village of Milton Abbas.
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The most recent volume in the acclaimed Buildings of England series covers Dorset, one of England’s most beautiful and architecturally rich counties.
Michael Hill is an independent scholar based in south-west England. John Newman is the former associate editor of the Buildings of England series, and co-author of the original (1972) edition. Nikolaus Pevsner was the series founder.
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Book Description Penguin UK, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110140710442