Powys Robert Scourfield, Richard Haslam

Series:
Pevsner Architectural Guides: Buildings of Wales
Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
15 Nov 2013
ISBN:
9780300185089
Imprint:
Yale University Press
Dimensions:
800 pages: 216 x 121mm
Illustrations:
120 color illus.

Categories:

The historic counties of Montgomeryshire, Radnorshire, and Breconshire are described in this final volume of the Buildings of Wales series, expanded and revised from the first edition of 1979. Prehistoric hill-forts and standing stones, Roman encampments, Early Christian monuments, ruined castles and the enigmatic remains of early industry enhance the landscapes of this wild and beautiful region. Atmospheric medieval churches survive in quantity, together with diverse Nonconformist chapels. Vernacular traditions are represented by robust medieval cruck-framed houses, and by the manor houses and farmhouses of the Tudors and Stuarts. Other highlights include Montgomery, with its beguiling Georgian heritage, the Victorian spa at Llandrindod Wells, and Powis Castle, with its Baroque interiors and terraced gardens.


Robert Scourfield is Buildings Conservation Officer for the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority, and co-author of Pembrokeshire (2004) and Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion (2006) in the Buildings of Wales series. Richard Haslam is the author of the first edition of Powys, and co-author of the Buildings of Wales volume on Gwynedd (2009).

‘Scourfield’s and Haslam’s Powys is both a great celebration of its architectural heritage and a fine contribution to its future.’—Peter Wakelin, Burlington Magazine