Bargain Guidebook: Carlisle Castle Stockists

Bargain Guidebook: Carlisle Castle Stockists

Glowering over the city Carlisle Castle is built on the site of a Roman fort at a crucial location where roads to Scotland and across northern England meet. A military base for some 900 years it was the last castle to be besieged in England when the Duke of Cumberland overwhelmed Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Jacobite garrison there.This guidebook contains a beautifully illustrated tour and history complete with colour photographs plans reconstruction drawings and eyewitness accounts.Key Features:40 pagesPaperbackPublished in 2013

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Manningham Stockists

This book raises awareness of the wide range and varied character of the historic landscape and buildings which constitute Manningham and the forces and trends which have contributed to its appearance over time. It tells the story through its buildings and landscape of Manningham's development from a thinly populated rural township to a fully developed mostly middle-class fashionable 19th-century city suburb full of self assurance civic pride and high-quality architecture. It examines how successfully and in what ways the suburb and its buildings have subsequently continued to function following the decline and disappearance...

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Guidebook: Landguard Fort Stockists

Standing at the mouth of the Rivers Orwell and Stour Landguard Fort is an impressive monument to the long history of coastal defence in the British Isles. This guidebook provides a tour and a history of the fort richly illustrated with new and historic photographs plans and maps.Key Features:36 pagesPaperbackPublished in 2006

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Alston Moor, Cumbria Stockists

Raises awareness of the wide range and varied character of the historic landscape and buildings of Alston Moor - Highlights the bastle - a rare and unique northern upland building - Part of the critically acclaimed Informed Conservation series. Alston Moor is a large rural parish in Cumbria which historically both depended upon and provided important services for the agricultural and mineral industries of the North Pennines. Much of the area's settlement is dispersed among hamlets and single farmsteads. Isolated from major northern cities such as Carlisle and Newcastle by the surrounding hills and moors the parish's...

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St Mary’s Church, Studley Royal Stockists

St Mary's Church is William Burges’s ecclesiastical masterpiece. It was built in the 1870s for the Marquis and Marchioness for Ripon. Its towering spire rises like that of a small cathedral on the Studley Royal estate. The church now only in occasional liturgical use is a memorial to William Burges’s devotion to Early English architecture and his artistic love of imagery. It is preserved in the guardianship of English Heritage and is managed by the National Trust.

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Chamberlin, Powell & Bon Stockists

Chamberlin Powell and Bon are the architects behind London's epic Barbican development - this is the first published study of their work. The book contains stunning photography plans and previously unseen archival material.The Barbican is one of London's landmarks and Britain's largest listed building yet its architects Chamberlin Powell and Bon (CPB) are little known today. Their leader Peter (Joe) Chamberlin died young and little of their archive survives. But detective work has revealed a complex story about three determined characters and a surprising variety of fascinating architecture.Chamberlin worked...

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Guidebook: Old Sarum Stockists

Old Sarum is one of the most fascinating historic sites in southern England. There was originally an Iron Age hillfort here and later a royal castle and a great cathedral. This guidebook includes a tour of the Iron Age ramparts cathedral and castle and tells the story of Old Sarum from its beginnings to its 20th-century rediscovery.

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Guidebook: Great Yarmouth Row Houses Stockists

Great Yarmouth was once a thriving port famous for its trade in herring. It was also celebrated for its crowded distinctive rows a network of narrow alleyways between the town’s busy thoroughfares. Both the herring and the rows have now all but gone but two surviving row houses in the care of English Heritage show was these houses looked like in their 17th century heyday.They also contain an outstanding collection of fixtures and fittings from other now demolished row houses. Nearby stands Greyfriars’ Cloister the remains of a 13th century friary of Franciscan or grey friars.This guidebook the first comprehensive...

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The Hat Industry of Luton Stockists

Luton and its surrounding villages were the main centre of ladies' hat production in this country - making the region globally renowned.Highlights the significance of the surviving buildings of the hat industry and proposes a strategy for future conservation Part of the critically acclaimed Informed Conservation seriesAlthough perhaps best known today as the home of Vauxhall Motors Luton's industrial roots run much deeper. Long before it became associated with motor cars Luton was the centre of ladies' hat production in this country - a success founded upon the earlier regional industry of straw-plaiting....

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Guidebook: Wrest Park Stockists

Wrest Park is an exceptional rarity. Its grounds contain one of the few remaining formal gardens of the early 18th century and the house is a near unique example of English architecture following the style of 18th century French chateau.For over 600 years the estate was home to one of the leading aristocratic families in the country the de Greys. They rose to prominence under Edward IV who made Edmund Grey 1st Earl of Kent.More than 200 years later the formal gardens and Long Water were created by Amabel Benn together with her son Anthony the 11th earl and his wife Mary. Anthony’s son the Duke of Kent laid out what is...

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Silbury Hill Stockists

Silbury Hill the largest prehistoric mound in Europe has long been an enigma. Set within the chalk downlands of the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site it is traditionally thought to have been the burial place of King Sil. First investigated in 1776 then again in 1849 successive archaeological interventions culminated in Professor Richard Atkinson’s televised campaign in the late 1960s.Following the dramatic collapse of the 1776 excavation shaft at the summit of the Hill in 2000 detailed surveys revealed that voids associated with the earlier excavations existed deep within the mound. Mindful of potential damage...

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