Somerset

Somerset South and West - The Buildings of England

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Synopsis

This expertly revised and enlarged survey is the perfect architectural companion to one of England's most beautiful regions. From the misty Levels to the heights of Exmoor and the Mendips, the Somerset landscape is enriched by buildings of outstanding quality and interest. The early medieval ruins of Glastonbury Abbey and the Elizabethan great house of Montacute are among the finest works of their time. Also famous are the lavishly decorated church towers of the Perpendicular period, such as those at Taunton, Evercreech, and Huish Episcopi. Many of these churches serve towns and villages of exceptional charm, marked by an unusual diversity of building stones and materials. From Porlock to Burnham-on-Sea, the ports and resorts of the long coastline all have their own distinctive architectural inheritance. Well-kept vernacular houses and other rural buildings complete the inland picture. 

Book information

ISBN: 9780300207408
Publisher: Yale University Press
Imprint: Yale University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 720.94238
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 46192
Number of pages: xix, 789 , 64 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 896g
Height: 223mm
Width: 163mm
Spine width: 42mm