Pevsner Architectural Guides

Nikolaus Pevsner, Alan Brooks

Pevsner Architectural Guides
Publicaton Date
May 2012
Standard Number
Yale University Press
800 pages

Rich in new discoveries and fresh interpretation, this fully revised survey is the perfect companion and guide to one of England's most beguiling counties. A profusion of black-and-white timber-framed houses testifies to the prosperity of earlier centuries, as do the many and varied parish churches. Highlights among these include the extraordinary Norman carvings at Kilpeck, the exquisitely spare Cistercian architecture of Abbey Dore, the seductive Georgian Gothick of Shobdon, and Lethaby's Arts and Crafts masterpiece at Brockhampton. The city of Hereford is freshly presented in detail, from its splendid medieval cathedral to the architectural adventures of the Georgians and Victorians. Country houses are plentiful and diverse, including much that is well in step with national fashions. The characteristic landscape of hills and woods lends a special pleasure to architectural exploration, while market towns such as Ledbury, Leominster, and Ross-on-Wye can match any in England for visual and architectural appeal.

Reviews & Coverage

  • "Opening up a revised Pevsner is always hugely pleasurable, and this 800-page ‘Herefordshire’ volume by Alan Brooks is no exception to the rule."

    - John Goodall Country Life
  • "Quite magnificent… Alan Brooks has revised and greatly expanded upon the work that Pevsner himself didin the county more than half a century ago."

    - Simon Heffer Standpoint