Cheshire

The Buildings of England

Clare Hartwell, Matthew Hyde, Nikolaus Pevsner

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October 20, 2011
800 pages, 4 3/4 x 8 1/2
120 color illus.
ISBN: 9780300170436
Cloth

A comprehensive guide to the buildings of Cheshire in all their variety, from Pennine villages to coastal plains and seaside resorts. Chester, the regional capital and cathedral city, is famous for its Roman walls and black-and-white timber architecture, its noble Neoclassical monuments, and its unique medieval shopping 'rows' with their upper walkways. But Cheshire is also a major industrial county, with spectacular and internationally significant mills and canal structures. Specialist settlements include the famous railway borough of Crewe, the salt towns of Nantwich, Northwich and Middlewich, and Lord Leverhulme's celebrated garden suburb at Port Sunlight.

Clare Hartwell is an architectural historian based in Manchester. Her previous work for the Buildings of England includes the City Guide to Manchester (2001) and Lancashire: North (2009). Matthew Hyde lives in Macclesfield and has written extensively on the architecture and history of the region. For this series he is the author of Cumbria (2010), and co-author with Clare Hartwell of Lancashire: Manchester and the South East (2004).

“This is a lively, authoritative and up-to-date account of Cheshire’s most interesting, significant, or appealing buildings, arranged place by place, and prefaced by an expert introduction.”—Chester Chronicle

“Cheshire is an unassuming county, Chester apart, it is not perhaps much visited by architecture tourists – or indeed any other kind of tourist. Yet as this magnificently illustrated book demonstrates, there ought to be no reason for this because its architectural riches are so many and so varied.”—Peter Davies, The Times

“Some of us look forward to a new volume of Pevsner as we once did a birthday postal-order.”—Christopher Howse, The Sunday Telegraph

“The new Cheshire volume, updated by Clare Hartwell and Matthew Hyde, continues Pevsner’s legacy in a superb manner…..we have a marvellous opportunity to reacquaint ourselves with its varied charms.”—Jonas Holdsworth, Lancashire Magazine

“Cheshire certainly should be a county much visited by architectural travellers. Turn off the M6, with Pevsner as your guide.”—Gareth Hughes, Cornerstone Vol.33 No.1

“This is yet another well prepared and useful title to add to this illustrious series.”—Contemporary Review

"This revised edition is a great achievement, providing an indispensible guide to Cheshire's architectural riches."—Peter Boughton, The Burlington Magazine

"This revised edition forty years on has revealed the true wealth of Cheshire’s architecture and placed it within its historical and social context century by century" — Lawrence Butler, Northern History Journal

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