With hundreds of buildings added to the new gazetteer, this volume offers a fully revised and updated guide to Wiltshire. From prehistoric Stonehenge and thirteenth-century Salisbury Cathedral, to Elizabethan Longleat, Palladian Wilton and landscaped gardens of Stourhead, the buildings of Wiltshire represent the best of every period of English architecture. Towns range from Marlborough with its sweeping High Street to Bradford-on-Avon, rich in the architectural legacy of clothiers' houses. Villages include the exceptional Lacock in the shadow of its abbey's remains as well as Avebury, where the houses sit within the famous stone circle. This volume, covering structures as diverse as garden follies and railway workers' housing is an essential reference for visitors and residents alike.
Publisher: Yale University Press
Number of pages: 988
Weight: 666 g
Dimensions: 216 x 114 x 15 mm
"Mr Orbach's Wiltshire combines Pevsnerian scholarship with a sure eye, a keen Betjemanian sense of place and a warm heart for the architectural heritage of his adopted county."-Timothy Mowl, Country Life
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