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This book examines the history of Boston in Lincolnshire as reflected in its buildings and townscape from medieval times to the present day.Boston has a position as an important market from medieval times and as a major port with links with Europe and America. The homes and warehouses of its citizens show the evidence of this.Boston’s religious and public buildings are discussed and its physical expansion throughout the 19th and into the 20th century are examined. Other important influences on the town’s development include fen drainage the role of agriculture and manufacturing and transport links. Bringing the story up to date problems created by the town’s remoteness from large centres of population a low-wage agricultural economy and the impact of 1970s redevelopment are discussed where they have affected the physical appearance of the town.A final chapter looks at how successful regeneration projects have been in Boston and how these can be built upon to promote a more prosperous future for the town that recognises the important role heritage can play in achieving it.Key Features:The first book to examine the whole range of buildings in Boston LincolnshireDiscusses all the important historic and current factors affecting Boston’s development and its futurePacked with illustrations including current and historical aerial photography maps drawings and paintingsPaperback128pp142 IllustrationsPublished: November 2015

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Palaces for Pigs - (HB)

Throughout the centuries there have been castles great and small for animals...

Throughout the centuries there have been castles great and small for animals as diverse as goats and guinea pigs deer and dogs cows and bees pigs and horses as well as bears and even salmon.Thus a red sandstone elephant with a castle on its back was designed for bees in Cheshire in the 1800s and a Grecian temple with tapering Egyptian windows was built for pigs in Yorkshire in 1883. These buildings are not mere curiosities; John Nash applied himself at his most picturesque to a dovecote while Capability Brown was commissioned to create a classical menagerie and Henry Holland designed an elaborate Chinese Dairy.These buildings are the happy results of the British passion for both architecture and for animals - emblems of unrestrained indulgence and often unnecessary extravagance. When designing for animals architects and their patrons could realise their wildest flights of architectural fancy;...


 
 

Yeavering

This volume – originally published in 1977 and long out-of-print...

This volume – originally published in 1977 and long out-of-print but still in demand – describes the excavation of a site near Wooler in Northumberland which is identified with the place called Ad Gefrin by the Venerable Bede.There Edwin of Northumbria had a northern palace; and there Paulinus his Roman missionary achieved mass-conversions. Excavation showed that the roots of Ad Gefrin stretched further back in time. The site was used as a cremation cemetery from about 2000 BC. Put under the plough at or after the time that a British oppidum was established on an overlooking hill it was still receiving cremations during the Roman Iron Age. Then or slightly later the first element of the future township was established: a palisaded enclosure rebuilt repeatedly (finally by Edwin himself).By the sixth century a little mortuary enclosure or ‘shrine’ its inhumations clustered round...


 
 

The Photography of Bedford Lemere & Co

A hugely important collection of images of the built environment in England...

A hugely important collection of images of the built environment in England from 1870 until the 2nd World WarExplores the collection's social significance and the evolving role of commercial photographyContains beautifully produced photographs of exceptionally high qualityBedford Lemere & Co was the pre-eminent English firm of architectural photographers during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Taking photographs at a time of extraordinary change and unparalleled optimism its customers were leading architects designers industrialists estate agents hoteliers and retailers. Over the years Bedford Lemere & Co. photographed country houses factories hospitals shops banks railway stations cruise liners and during the First World War armaments manufacture. Its work centred on London but it received commissions throughout the British Isles and occasionally from abroad. The firm's work...


 
 

Guidebook: Brodsworth Hall and Gardens

Brodsworth Hall is an outstanding example of a Victorian country house....

Brodsworth Hall is an outstanding example of a Victorian country house. Built and furnished between 1861 and 1863 by Charles Sabine Augustus Thellusson the house has survived with most of its original contents and was given to English Heritage in 1990.Since then it has undergone a comprehensive conservation programme before opening to the public for the first time in 1995. This souvenir guide contains a full tour of the house from the opulent interiors of the family rooms to the solidly practical servants' wing together with the delightful gardens. It includes a history of the Thellusson and Grant-Dalton families illustrated by numerous photographs from the family albums.Key Features:48 pagesPaperbackPublished in 2014


 
 

Guidebook: Mount Grace Priory

Mount Grace Priory is the best preserved of the ten Carthusian monasteries...

Mount Grace Priory is the best preserved of the ten Carthusian monasteries in England. Founded in 1398 by Thomas de Holand Duke of Surrey and nephew of Richard II and refounded in 1415 by Thomas Beaufort Earl of Dorset and later Duke of Exeter it was the last monastery established in Yorkshire before the Reformation an expression of the fashion for piety and strict living that followed the Black Death. Unlike other monks who lived communally the Carthusians lived as hermits. They worked meditated and said daily offices in solitude in their own cells encountering each other in church only for daily Matins and Vespers and less frequently at the convent mass.The priory was closed in 1539 at the Suppression of monasteries its monks pensioned and most of its building dismantled. In the 17th century the north guest house was converted into a comfortable residence. At the end of the 19th century the industrialist...





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