Gloucestershire 1: The Cotswolds (The Buildings of England)

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One of the best-loved and most beautiful areas of England. Its major buildings include great medieval churches, built on the fortunes of the wool trade, and grand country houses such as Badminton and Dyrham, besides some remarkable relics of the early Industrial Revolution and much fine work by architects of the Arts and Crafts movement. The architecture of such celebrated towns as Cirencester and Chipping Campden is covered in depth, as are the wealth of villages, manor houses and farmsteads.

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"The inheritors of Pevsner have exceeded his achievement with no compromises. This is a great feat of publishing in the best traditions of architectural history."

(Colin Amery, Times Literary Supplement) -- Jonathan Meades, The Observer, 25th November 2001.

About the Author:

David Verey (1913-84) was a life-long inhabitant of Gloucestershire, serving variously as its High Sheriff, Deputy Lieutenant, and Chairman of the Gloucester Diocesan Advisory Committee. His other books included COTSWOLD CHURCHES (1976) and several SHELL GUIDES to counties in England and Wales.

Alan Brooks, who has revised and expanded David Verey's text, has lived in Gloucestershire for 25 years and has made its buildings his special study. This is his first book in the series.

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