The English are geniuses at mixing practicality with beauty, as this rich visual anthology of handsome cottages proves. Trace the evolution of these charming homes, from early railway cottages and "improvised" dwellings to model cottages erected by philanthropists and the bucolic follies dreamed up by 18th-century aristocrats. "The cottages are treasures, the eye is bewitched for a long time."--"The Sunday Times,"
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Introduction by John Betjeman
Local Styles and Materials
Model Villages and Estate Cottages
2 other sections not shown
Other editions - View all
18th century areas Arts and Crafts BADMINTON Baillie Scott became BEDFORDSHIRE Berkshire Blaise Hamlet brick building material Canal Castle chimney church colour Cornwall Cotswolds cottage architecture Cottage builders cottage was built cottages built cottages ornes Crafts architects crucks designed Detmar Blow Devon DEVONSHIRE Dorset Duke dwellings early Endsleigh England Ernest Gimson Essex estate cottages farm labourer's cottage farm labourers fashionable flint frame gamekeeper garden suburb Gimson GLOUCESTERSHIRE Gothic green half-timbered cottage Hall Hardy's Hill inhabitants John Kent land landscape limestone Lincolnshire lived Lodge look Lord Manor Milton Abbas model villages Morris Nash nearby Norfolk Northumberland Nottinghamshire Nuneham Courtenay Old Warden Oxfordshire pantiles Park pattern books pebble Philip Webb Picturesque cottages Port Sunlight romantic roof roughcast row of cottages rural rustic Sapperton Selworthy Shropshire Sidmouth slates Smarden Somerset sometimes Stinsford stone SUFFOLK Surrey Sussex tiles timber trees valley Victorian weatherboarded Westmorland William WILTSHIRE woods workers wrote Yorkshire