Dorset: Revising a book in the Buildings of England Series
Thursday, February 28th @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The book was launched May 2018. The original edition of 1972 was shared between Pevsner (churches) and John Newman (secular buildings), and the county’s fine stone-built architecture and idyllic settings inspired lively and memorable descriptions from both. Michael Hill’s revision respects the best of the old entries, which have been corrected and updated through-out, with a special emphasis on the county’s diverse and unpredictable country houses. Many previously overlooked buildings are also included for the first time, from lighthouses to lodges, together with new developments such as the Prince of Wales’s Poundbury.
Michael is an independent scholar who lives in Stroud and is co- author of Cotswold Stone Houses and the third volume of the town to the houses of Gloucestershire. He is a past Chairman of both Stroud Civic Society and the Woodchester Mansion Trust. He played a significant part in the resurvey of listed buildings and for 10 years led the conservation team at Cotswold District Council.
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