A richly illustrated exploration of the architecture of one of England’s hidden gems—Nottinghamshire
This volume offers an enlightening introduction to the memorable and surprising buildings of one of England’s least-known counties. Located in the center of England, Nottinghamshire boasts a rich history, including its storied connection to the legendary Robin Hood. Nottinghamshire features the exquisite medieval churches of Newark, Worksop Priory, and Southwell Minster. Country houses offer a fascinating range of architectural styles: Wollaton Hall shows Elizabethan architecture at its most fantastic, and Bunny Hall demonstrates the English Baroque at its most bizarre. Newstead Abbey, home of the poet Lord Byron, incorporates the haunting monastic ruins from a former Augustinian abbey. The city of Nottingham teems with Victorian and Edwardian commercial buildings, and is enlivened by a local tradition of first-rate Modernist architecture. With new color photography, maps, and illustrations, this volume is the ideal guide to one of England’s most fascinating counties.
Clare Hartwell is an independent architectural historian based in Derbyshire and the author of the Pevsner Architectural Guides Derbyshire and Lancashire: North.
“[In] the greatly revised, extended Nottinghamshire volume of The Buildings of England…starting with the Normans – notably at Southwell Minster and Worksop Priory, but also at about four dozen parish churches – most styles of architecture are represented in the county, with exceptionally fine examples.”—Simon Heffer, The Telegraph
“Clare Hartwell is to be congratulated...This volume brings the county into line with its neighbouring counties some of whom have had this new and larger format for many years...But the single most important improvement is the use and the superb quality of the Colour photographs taken by Martine Hamilton Knight.”—Pete Smith, The Thoroton Society Newsletter
“One of Clare’s particular rediscoveries is the diminutive but evocative West Stockwith, a centre of shipbuilding in the 17th and 18th centuries but now well past its prime.”—Ancient Monuments Society Newsletter
“It is, of course, a notoriously difficult job to walk in Pevsner’s footsteps but Hartwell has been doing so for a long time now.”—Julian Holder, The Victorian
“Another sound, well researched and very solid volume in the series it certainly is...If you live or go there [Nottinghamshire] you will want a copy. Despite the virtues of the two previous editions the increased material, fine quality and many illustrations and helpful maps of this volume merit the expenditure of upgrading.”—Graham Kent, Journal of Historic Buildings and Places
Shortlisted for the 2021 Colvin Prize by the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain
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