The Buildings of Wales, Clwyd
A Pevsner architectural guide covering the former counties of Denbighshire and Flintshire
First edition. Hardback in dustwrapper. 22.5 × 12cm, 518pp, .
Clwyd, covering the former counties of Denbighshire and Flintshire, is exceptionally rewarding in architecture. the medieval period has left a fine legacy, including castles of the time of Edward I as sophisticated as any in Europe, the monastic ruins of Basingwerk and Valle Crucis, and the distinctive local 'double-nave' type of Perpendicular church. Country houses range in size and ambition from Erddig, Kinmel and Chirk Castle to a host of lesser buildings, humbler but still of quality. Towns such as Denbigh and Ruthin, village groups and Victorian seaside resorts all add to the pattern of styles and materials, a pattern further enriched by relics of the Industrial revolution and the striking diversity of vernacular styles. Illustrated with maps and photographs.
A very good copy with light but comprehensive foxing to the pages' top edge and a few spots of the wrapper's flaps. The contents are in very good order.Sold