Isle of Wight

David W. Lloyd and Nikolaus Pevsner

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This comprehensive and generously illustrated guide explores the beguiling buildings of the Isle of Wight. The island’s many towns, villages, and resorts are included in a detailed gazetteer, as are the charming villas and cottages ornes dotted around the spectacular coasts. Among the grand architecture found on the island are the powerful fortress of Carisbrooke Castle; the rich Baroque mansion of Appuldurcombe; Victoria and Albert’s Osborne House; and the extraordinary Quarr Abbey, a masterpiece of Expressionist brick. Other attractions include Roman villas, sturdy manor houses, powerful coastal defenses built for Henry VIII (and reinforced under Queen Victoria), and the retreats of Tennyson and other Victorian notables, not to mention a well-established tradition of innovative modern design.

David Wharton Lloyd is a qualified town planner and consultant on conservation matters to the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. With Nikolaus Pevsner he coauthored the first Buildings of England edition on Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

“What could be more agreeable than pottering through the brambled island lanes from one Pevsner entry to the next? … Time then to explore, Pevsner in hand… Next time you visit…take Pevsner too.” - Christopher Howse, The Daily Telegraph

“It is a pleasure to congratulate David W. Lloyd…on opening my eyes to the architectural attractions of the Isle of Wight… He has brought a fresh approach to the subject… Lloyd conveys a real sense of enthusiasm for his labours.” - Hugh Massingberd, The Spectator

“Now the Island, as locals call it, has achieved the recognition it deserves. … There is no more magisterial guidebook on architecture in this country than Pevsner’s black-coated, county-by-county Buildings of England. … Thanks to the writer David W. Lloyd, the Isle of Wight has been given a volume to itself.” - Clive Aslet, The Daily Telegraph

“This comprehensive guide to the buildings of the Isle of Wight highlights and explores in full the beguiling architecture of the island’s many towns, villages and resorts. … Each town and village is treated in a detailed gazetteer. … This book [is] invaluable as both reference work and guide.” - Listed Heritage

"[An] excellent and very informative volume."---New Milton Advertiser and Lymington Times

‘Lloyd’s volume combines all the great features that you would expect from a Pevsner – succinct writing, clear illustrations and a wealth of colour photographs.’
ISBN: 9780300107333
Publication Date: August 3, 2006
348 pages, 4 3/4 x 8 1/2
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