Synopses & Reviews
An expanded and fully revised edition of John Newman's classic survey of the buildings of West Kent, first published in 1969. Here is an extraordinary concentration of architecture of the first rank, and an immense variety of landscape and townscape, from the deep woods of the Weald to the shingles of Dungeness, the cathedral city of Rochester with its Norman castle, and the remarkable Georgian naval dockyard at Chatham. Domestic buildings of note range from plentiful timber-framed hall houses to the Palladian masterpiece of Mereworth Castle and the planned modernist village of New Ash Green, as well as country houses on the grandest scale, such as Cobham Hall and Knole. The parish churches can show rich and memorable work of almost every period, especially the middle ages and the Gothic Revival. This new edition includes detailed explorations of many rewarding urban areas, and fresh perspectives on such famous landmarks as Ightham Mote, Sissinghurst and Hever Castle.
andlsquo;James Bettley is proving to be one of Pevsnerandrsquo;s most respectful successorsandhellip;andrsquo;andmdash;Gillian Darley, the Guardian.andnbsp;
andlsquo;andhellip; the most ambitious recent Pevsner revision, with so many new entries it has been divided into east and west, each well over 600 pages. The illustrations, almost all taken by Paul Highnam, are a consistent triumph, capturing every building in a revealing lightandrsquo;andmdash;Marcus Binney, the Times.andnbsp;
This classic architectural survey of West Kent has been used by students and travelers for more than forty years. Now fully revised and expanded to include the great variety of buildings added to the landscape during that time, this indispensable guide offers fresh perspectives on major landmarks such as Ightham Mote, Sissinghurst, and Hever Castle. Kent is home to an extraordinary amount of first-rate architecture, from the timber-framed houses of the Weald and the spacious cathedral of Rochester to the planned, modernist suburb of New Ash Green and the docks of Dungeness.
Grand manor houses, historic racetracks, the abbey gates of Bury St. Edmunds, and other fine buildings are featured in this comprehensive guide to the architecture of west Suffolk.and#160;
From small timber-framed houses to sprawling manors, this comprehensive guide to west Suffolk presents an impressive range of buildings from across the centuries. At its center lies the town of Bury St. Edmunds, site of one of Norman Englandandrsquo;s most powerful abbeys, whose monolithic gates remain as a local landmark. Other towns boast impressive architecture as well, including Newmarket, where the racetrack and other unique structures support its role as a historic and international center for horse breeding and racing. Also attesting to the remarkable variation of west Suffolkandrsquo;s buildings are a number of impressively grand residences, such as the fine Elizabethan manors of Long Melford, Majarajah Duleep Singhandrsquo;s palace at Elveden, and the extraordinary circular mansion of Ickworth.
This book is an authoritative survey of east Suffolk, home to fine medieval buildings and grand castles set in a beautiful rural landscape, and charming seaside resorts.
This authoritative survey of east Suffolk includes some of Englandandrsquo;s most beautiful landscapes, including andldquo;Constable Country,andrdquo; the land surrounding the River Stour that was home to John Constable. East Suffolkandrsquo;s rural landscape includes a variety of intriguing medieval buildings: brick and timber-framed houses, stunning churches, and the grand castles of Orford and Framlingham. Additionally, Suffolkandrsquo;s coast is home to a number of charming resorts, as well as the Viking ship burial site at Sutton Hoo. This volume also includes the town of Ipswich, where medieval buildings are situated alongside Norman Fosterandrsquo;s offices for Willis Faber, one of the major works of 20th-century British architecture.
About the Author
John Newman first became involved in The Buildings of England as Nikolaus Pevsner's driver, in Berkshire and Hampshire, and after writing the Kent volumes was the co-author of Dorset. He went on to contribute Glamorgan and Gwent/Monmouthshire to the Buildings of Wales series, and is author of the revised Shropshire volume (2006).