Somerset: North and Bristol

Andrew Foyle and Nikolaus Pevsner

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December 13, 2011
800 pages, 4 3/4 x 8 1/2
120 color illus.
ISBN: 9780300126587

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This fully revised survey is the essential companion to the architecture of one of England's most rewarding regions. The Georgian spa of Bath and the medieval cathedral city of Wells are deservedly famous, each the finest of its kind in the country. A separate section covers the port of Bristol, with its rich and confident buildings of every period and type. Other highlights include John Nash's picturesque masterpiece of Blaise Hamlet, a noble inheritance of Gothic Revival churches, and some of the greatest structures designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

Andrew Foyle is a freelance architectural historian and author of our Pevsner city guide to Bristol.

“….a detailed, authoritative and up to date account of the area’s most interesting and significant buildings….This really is a mammoth work of reference which everyone who values Somerset’s rich heritage of buildings should be very grateful.”—Gerry Brooke, Bristol Evening Post

“It goes without saying that the volume is very well illustrated and admirably equipped with plans and diagrams. It is also written with the usual concision and clarity.”—Roger White, Historic House

"Our region's architectural heritage can be explored and studied to a depth previously unknown thanks to a new edition of the famous Pevsner 'Buildings of England' series… There really is nothing to compare with Pevsner guides to our built environment - they truly are in a class of their own… A magnificent volume."—Rob Hawley, Somerset Life

"The book is painstakingly researched, well-illustrated and conveys a thorough understanding of the counties’ architectural legacy at the start of the 21st century."—Simon Cartlidge, SPAB Magazine