Houses of the National Trust
Homes with History
This captivating book, fully revised and updated and featuring more National Trust houses than ever before, is a guide to some of the greatest architectural treasures of Britain, encompassing both interior and exterior design.
The houses covered include spectacular mansions such as Petworth House and Waddesdon Manor, and more lowly dwellings such as the Birmingham Back to Backs and estate villages like Blaise Hamlet, near Bristol. In addition to houses, the book also covers fascinating buildings as diverse as churches, windmills, dovecotes, castles, follies, barns and even pubs.
The book also acts as an overview of the country's architectural history, with every period covered, from the medieval stronghold of Bodiam Castle to the cleanlined Modernism of The Homewood and is teeming with stories of the people who lived and worked in these buildings: wealthy collectors (Charles Wade at Snowshill), captains of industry (William Armstrong at Cragside), prime ministers (Winston Churchill at Chartwell) and pop stars (John Lennon at Mendips).
Size255 x 240mm