This book is one of the Buildings of England series. The series offers descriptions and comment on every building of architectural importance throughout England. Buildings range from churches to follies to pubs to cathedrals and grand country houses.
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The heart of this area is the industrial city of Manchester, with its municipal buildings, mills, and transport structures and including some of Britain's most innovative new architecture of the time. Full accounts are given of the suburbs and of the separate city of Salford to the west. North and east of this metropolis are the industrial towns of Bolton, Bury, Rochdale, and Oldham, each with its own tradition of civic buildings and local architects. Around and between are the high moorland hills and steep Pennine valleys, with their rural, vernacular, and industrial buildings. Also distinctive are the little-known late medieval churches and timber-framed country houses.
Each city, town, or village is treated in a detailed gazetteer. A general introduction provides a historical and artistic overview. Numerous maps and plans, 120 colour photographs, full indexes, and an illustrated glossary help to make this book invaluable as both a reference work and a guide.
Sir Nikolaus Pevsner (deceased) was one of the century’s most learned art and architecture writers. Clare Hartwell and Mathew Hyde are both architectural historians based in Manchester.
Publication Date: Nov 2004