Yorkshire: The North Riding
Imprint: Yale University Press
Providing unrivalled coverage of the area, this volume offers a fully revised and updated guide to the North Riding of Yorkshire. From the fells on the Westmorland border, through the unspoilt wild beauty of Swaledale and Wensleydale to the highest cliffs in the country, the area represents some of the finest landscaping and impressive castle architecture in the north of England.
Towns explored include Richmond with its large cobbled marketplace and the beautiful fishing town of Whitby presided over by the Gothic silhouette of its iconic abbey. Architectural styles range from the remains of unusually complete and beautiful monastic establishments, including the Cistercians at Rievaulx, to the stone and stucco marine terraces and villas of the Victorian seaside resort of Scarborough. Covering structures as diverse as Vanbrugh’s Castle Howard, early Garden City housing by the Rowntrees at New Earswick and the Middlesbrough transporter bridge, this volume is an essential reference for visitors and residents alike.
“The appearance of this magnificent volume not only brings the revision of the Yorkshire coverage to completion, but almost the whole original series of Pevsner’s ‘Buildings of England’ as well.”—John Goodall, Country Life
“A magisterial work of reference, a joy to browse and a handsome artefact in itself. Yale University Press deserve a medal for perpetuating the Pevsner project.”—Martin Vander Weyer, Oldie