Bedfordshire, Huntingdonshire, and Peterborough Charles O'Brien, Nikolaus Pevsner

Pevsner Architectural Guides: Buildings of England
Publication date:
11 Sep 2014
Yale University Press
800 pages: 216 x 121mm
120 color + 80 b-w illus.
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Bedfordshire is one of the smallest English counties but encompasses great variety in landscape and architecture. Its major monument is Woburn Abbey, one of the finest Georgian country houses in England, and the influence of the estate is widely felt in the model housing and schools in the county’s villages. Its many other attractions range from the churches of the market towns of Bedford, Leighton Buzzard, and Ampthill to the majestic gardens at Wrest Park. Such variety is also to be found in Huntingdonshire and Peterborough, famous not only for the cathedral and the spires of the stone medieval parish churches scattered across its remote and intimate landscape but also for vast and stately Burghley House and Vanbrugh’s Kimbolton Castle. This a fully revised edition of Pevsner’s original guide of 1968 and contains separate introductions, gazetteers, and photographs for Bedfordshire, Huntingdonshire, and Peterborough. 

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Charles O’Brien is joint editor of the Pevsner Architectural Guides.

‘It goes without saying that the revision has been carried out to the series’ usual impeccable standards, thoroughly updated and provided with invaluable town plans and excellent photographs.’—Roger White, Historic House.

"With great tact and skill, Charles O’Brien has made a thoroughgoing revision of this guide… Pevsner perceptively claimed that it would be second editions which count. How right he was!"—Alan Cox, Burlington