Pembrokeshire

The Buildings of Wales

Thomas Lloyd, Julian Orbach, and Richard Scourfield

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March 11, 2004
614 pages, 4 3/4 x 8 1/2
120 color illus.
ISBN: 9780300101782
Cloth

This authoritative guide to the southwest corner of Wales by three local experts encompasses a wide sweep of history, from the rugged prehistoric remains that stud the distinctive windswept landscape overlooking the Atlantic to distinguished recent buildings that respond imaginatively to their natural setting. The comprehensive gazetteer encompasses the great cathedral of St David’s and its Bishop’s Palace, the numerous churches, and the magnificent Norman castles that reflect the turbulent medieval past. It gives attention also to the lesser-known delights of Welsh chapels—both simple rural and sophisticated Victorian examples—in all their wayward variety and provides detailed accounts of a rewarding range of towns, including the county town, Haverfordwest, the attractively unspoilt Regency resort of Tenby, and Milford Haven and Pembroke Dock, with their important naval history. An introduction with valuable specialist contributions sets the buildings in context.

Pevsner Architectural Guides
The Buildings of England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland
Nikolaus Pevsner, founding editor

“Revelatory. . . . There are ruins aplenty in the new volume volume, which is dominated by a large number of powerfully memorable castles, and by the remote St David’s Cathedral, somehow both modest and magnificent.”—Alan Hollinghurst, The Sunday Times (London) (bedtime reading’ choice)




“An incredibly comprehensive account. . . . Full of delightful and fascinating information which will undoubtedly give many hours of pleasure to its readers.”—Chris Taylor, County Echo & St Davids City Chronicle

“As thorough as we have come to expect. . . . Fantastic attention to detail.”—Robert Gill, Nuneaton Evening Telegraph

“Ranks as one of the greatest ever feats of scholarship. . . . Thanks to the geniuses who put this book together. . . . Multiple copies required.”—Harry Mount, Spectator

“A clear and concise historical insight into the wealth of architecture and archaeology in the county.”—Tenby Observer

“Dates and architects are given for a range of buildings that would have been unthinkable 20 years ago. . . . The entries on churches are particularly good. . . . The authors know their county unusually well.”—Times Online (London)
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