The second Norfolk volume covers an area stretching from the rich farmland along the coast to the deeply rural Suffolk border. On the north coast the fine houses and merchants' premises in the medieval port of King's Lynn are of unique interest. Rural highlights include the Norman keep of Castle Rising, the highly ornamented remains of Castle Acre Priory, and the monumental brick gatehouse of Oxburgh Hall. From a later age are the two supreme examples of the great Palladian country house: Holkham, seat of the Cokes, Earls of Leicester, and Sir Robert Walpole's Houghton, both with sumptuous interiors. Outstanding 20th Century work includes Tayler & Green's rural housing and the Smithsons' Hunstanton school.
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"The greatest endeavour of popular architectural scholarship in the world." -- Jonathan Meades, The Observer, 25th November 2001.About the Author:
Bill Wilson, author of NORFOLK 1: NORWICH AND THE NORTH-EAST brings to this book an unparalleled knowledge of Norfolk's historic buildings, the result of fifteen years of investigation. He has carried out surveys of the buildings of 25 East Anglian towns for English Heritage, and has completed for the National Trust an examination of all their properties in the East Anglia region, as well as many surveys for private clients.
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Book Description Penguin UK, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-007-40-4434104