Worcestershire

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Yale University Press, Mar 11, 1968 - Architecture - 384 pages
The county stretches from the dramatic Malvern Hills on the eastern borders to the fringes of the Cotswolds on the west. The rural areas are rich in sturdy cruck-framed timber buiildings, discussed in an expert introduction, and in village churches which can boast fine sculpture and fittings. The priory of Great Malvern retains exceptional medieval stained glass, and the medieval cathedral at Worcester has the tomb of King John and the chantry chapel of Prince Arthur, Henry VIII's elder brother. The City of Worcester has numerous fine buildings of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, while Great Malvern is of special interest as an early nineteenth-century spa town. The supreme example of Victorian grandeur is the eccentrically ambitious grounds and house of Witley Court, now an evocative ruin.
 

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Contents

FOREWORD
11
BY ALEC CLIFTONTAYLOR
50
WORCESTERSHIRE
67
GLOSSARY
339
INDEX OF PLATES
363
ADDENDUM
379
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