Robert Scourfield and Richard Haslam

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January 28, 2014
800 pages, 4 3/4 x 8 1/2
120 color illus.
ISBN: 9780300185089

The historic counties of Montgomeryshire, Radnorshire, and Breconshire are described in this final volume of the Buildings of Wales series, expanded and revised from the first edition of 1979. Prehistoric hill-forts and standing stones, Roman encampments, Early Christian monuments, ruined castles and the enigmatic remains of early industry enhance the landscapes of this wild and beautiful region. Atmospheric medieval churches survive in quantity, together with diverse Nonconformist chapels. Vernacular traditions are represented by robust medieval cruck-framed houses, and by the manor houses and farmhouses of the Tudors and Stuarts. Other highlights include Montgomery, with its beguiling Georgian heritage, the Victorian spa at Llandrindod Wells, and Powis Castle, with its Baroque interiors and terraced gardens.

Robert Scourfield is Buildings Conservation Officer for the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority, and co-author of Pembrokeshire (2004) and Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion (2006) in the Buildings of Wales series. Richard Haslam is the author of the first edition of Powys, and co-author of the Buildings of Wales volume on Gwynedd (2009).

‘This volume, an updating and enlargement of the 1979 edition, completes coverage of Wales. . . to provide an unrivalled, comprehensive and easily accessible national record of historic buildings and sites, which together with Cadw’s resurvey of listed buildings provides a magnificent resource for Wales.’—Judith Leigh, The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings Magazine

“One of its most valuable achievements is the coherent account it gives of the vernacular, particularly it’s early traditions, succeeding in evoking a sense of the social context of building in the introduction, and providing an admirable selection of examples”—Judith Alfrey, Vernacular Architecture

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