England's Thousand Best Houses

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Viking Studio, 2004 - Architecture - 950 pages
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No visitor to Britain¬—past or present¬—should be without this glorious guidebook. England¬'s Thousand Best Houses is a panorama of an ancient heritage, a compendium of a thousand delightful country houses from all periods¬—all of which are open to the public.

Breathtaking Blenheim Palace, the monumental jewel of Oxfordshire . . . the Duke of Devonshire¬'s opulent Derbyshire seat of Chatsworth . . . the extraordinary baroque vision of Castle Howard in Yorkshire . . . lesser known gems like Little Morton Hall¬—all of these celebrated houses come to life and mingle with the yet-to-be discovered. England¬'s Thousand Best Houses is a must-have for readers from veteran architects to armchair travelers and anyone embarking on an exploration of the stately treasures scattered throughout England.

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Jenkins has produced a rich tome here which is just about small enough to take around with you. He hasn't just sat in his armchair and written this one. He has actually visited all of the Churches in the book. For added value we also have classic photography from the country life archive Read full review



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Simon Jenkins, author of England¬'s Thousand Best Churches, is an award-winning journalist, a member of the Millennium Commission, and chair of the Buildings Books Trust.

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