Cumbria: Cumberland, Westmorland and Furness

Matthew Hyde

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October 26, 2010
800 pages, 4 3/4 x 8 1/2
120 color illus.
ISBN: 9780300126631
Cloth

The most authoritative guide to the Lake District and surrounding area, this volume covers the outstanding vernacular architecture, unspoiled historic towns, and fine Victorian and Arts and Crafts houses throughout the region, and ranges from the shipbuilding town of Barrow-in-Furness in the south to the cathedral city of Carlisle in the north. A popular tourist destination, Cumbria inspired the Romantic poets, John Ruskin, and Beatrix Potter.

Matthew Hyde is an architectural historian based in northwest England. He is coauthor of Lancashire: Manchester and the South-East and the forthcoming Cheshire in the Buildings of England series. Nikolaus Pevsner (1902–83) founded the Buildings of England series.

“Mathew Hyde’s new edition of Cumbria…is nearly three times the length and a huge improvement…This is comparative scholarship at its best. We must be grateful to the Yale University Press for keeping it alive.”—Mark Blackett-Ord, Historic House

"This is an excellent book…This Revised edition is full of well-considered and lively opinions…. this makes it a more enjoyable read…This is a model guidebook…. I could not recommend Matthew Hyde’s revision and amplification of Pevsner’s more strongly."—John Martin Robinson, Country Life

“The buildings and the text complement each other, and that is how it should be in a book of this kind.”—Lord Inglewood, Cornerstone

“…as aficionados know, there really is nothing to compare with Pevsner guides – they knock other guides into a cocked hat. They tell you about every building of architectural interest in an entire historic county – in this case two historic counties and a slice of Lancashire too, a truly prodigious task.”—Jonas Holdsworth, Lancashire Magazine

“….. [An] excellent volume, which will be indispensable to students and travellers alike.”—Contemporary Review

“As this volume abundantly shows, an area of England which Cumbria describes as ‘mostly hinterland’ is populated by architecture of a vast range of periods, styles and unique histories, all of which await the eager visitor or incidental passer-by who is fortunate enough to carry this latest addition to the Buildings of England in the car boot or the rucksack.”—Ayla Lepine, Burlington Magazine

London 5: East

Bridget Cherry, Charles O´Brien, and Nikolaus Pevsner

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Somerset: North and Bristol

Andrew Foyle and Nikolaus Pevsner

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Lancashire: Manchester and the South-East

Clare Hartwell, Matthew Hyde, and Nikolaus Pevsner

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Buckinghamshire

Elizabeth Williamson and Nikolaus Pevsner

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