Yale University Press, May 25, 2010 - Architecture - 812 pages
Nikolaus Pevsner described Berkshire as 蘇alf home county, half West Country'. This revised and comprehensive guide follows its historic boundaries, including the large area transferred to Oxfordshire in the 1970s. The variety of architecture is, in consequence, broad and remarkable. Berkshire's houses range from intriguing early timber-framed dwellings to the splendours of Windsor Castle, at once England's greatest fortress and finest royal palace, through Georgian, Victorian and Arts-and-Crafts mansions of exceptional diversity and richness. Besides its numerous medieval churches, the county is a wonderful hunting ground for the Gothic Revival, including works by famous names such as Butterfield and G.E. Street. Its market towns retain much of their Georgian charm, while the prosperity of recent years has brought new waves of confident and innovative architecture.Each city, town or village is treated in a detailed gazetteer. A general introduction provides a historical and artistic overview. Also included are plentiful maps and plans, over 100 new colour photographs, full indexes and an illustrated glossary. The result is both an indispensable reference work and an invaluable guide.
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Abbey Abingdon aisle arcade architect balusters Bath stone bellcote Berkshire block buildings built carved Castle ceiling centre chancel chancel arch chapel chimneypiece church churchyard clerestory columns cottages courtyard cross-wing cruck decoration designed doorway Doric early c19 entrance extended Faringdon Farm five bays flanked flint floor font former front G. E. Street gables garden Gothic hall Henry hipped roof hipped-roofed interior Jacobean John lancet lancet windows Lane late c18 later Lodge Manor medieval monuments mouldings nave Neo-Tudor Newbury Norman octagonal original Oxford panels Park pediment Perp piers pilasters plain porch pulp1t rebuilt red brick remodelled reredos restored Road round Royal rubble School screen side St George's St George's Chapel sta1ned glass staircase stone storeys Street stuccoed style survives tall terrace Thames three-bay three-storeyed timber timber-framed tower town tracery transept two-storey vault Victorian village wall Wantage William Windsor Windsor Castle wing wooden Wyatville