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Houses of the National Trust

Houses of the National Trust

Homes with History

by Lydia Greeves
Hardback
Publication Date: 07/04/2021
  $40.25

This captivating book, fully revised and updated and featuring more NT houses than ever before, is a guide to some of the greatest architectural treasures of Britain, encompassing both interior and exterior design.

This new edition is fully revised and updated and includes entries for new properties including: Acorn Bank, Claife Viewing Station, Cushendun, Cwmdu, Fen Cottage, The Firs (birthplace of Edward Elgar), Hawker's Hut, Lizard Wireless Station, Totternhoe Knolls and Trelissick.

The houses covered include spectacular mansions such as Petworth House and Waddesdon Manor, and more lowly dwellings such as the Birmingham Back to Backs and estate villages like Blaise Hamlet, near Bristol. In addition to houses, the book also covers fascinating buildings as diverse as churches, windmills, dovecotes, castles, follies, barns and even pubs.

The book also acts as an overview of the country's architectural history, with every period covered, from the medieval stronghold of Bodiam Castle to the cleanlined Modernism of The Homewood.

Teeming with stories of the people who lived and worked in these buildings: wealthy collectors (Charles Wade at Snowshill), captains of industry (William Armstrong at Cragside), prime ministers (Winston Churchill at Chartwell) and pop stars (John Lennon at Mendips).

Written in evocative, imaginative prose and illustrated with glorious images from the National Trust's photographic library, this book is an essential guide to the built heritage of England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

ISBN:
9781911657118
9781911657118
Category:
Palaces
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
07-04-2021
Publisher:
Pavilion Books
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
448
Dimensions (mm):
244x230mm
Weight:
0.57kg
Lydia Greeves

Lydia Greeves is a writer and editor known for her writing on Britain's cultural heritage.

She is the author of The Good Country House Guide and Country Cottages. She lives in London.

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