Pembrokeshire The Buildings of Wales Thomas Lloyd, Julian Orbach, Richard Scourfield

Pevsner Architectural Guides: Buildings of Wales
Publication date:
11 Mar 2004
Yale University Press
614 pages: 216 x 121mm
120 color illus.


This authoritative guide to the southwest corner of Wales by three local experts encompasses a wide sweep of history, from the rugged prehistoric remains that stud the distinctive windswept landscape overlooking the Atlantic to distinguished recent buildings that respond imaginatively to their natural setting. The comprehensive gazetteer encompasses the great cathedral of St David’s and its Bishop’s Palace, the numerous churches, and the magnificent Norman castles that reflect the turbulent medieval past. It gives attention also to the lesser-known delights of Welsh chapels—both simple rural and sophisticated Victorian examples—in all their wayward variety and provides detailed accounts of a rewarding range of towns, including the county town, Haverfordwest, the attractively unspoilt Regency resort of Tenby, and Milford Haven and Pembroke Dock, with their important naval history. An introduction with valuable specialist contributions sets the buildings in context.

'Revelatory...There are ruins aplenty in the new volume, which is dominated by a large number of powerfully memorable castles, and by the remote St David's Cathedral, somehow both modest and magnificent' - The Sunday Times
Ranks as one of the greatest ever feats of scholarship...Multiple copies required' - The Spectator