Traditional Buildings of Cumbria R W Brunskill

Publication date:
01 Feb 2011
Yale University Press
224 pages: x 184mm
82 b-w illus. + diagrams


Many people who live in and visit the Lake District are charmed by the traditional buildings that enhance the landscape. This book introduces the traditional houses, barns, watermills, and chapels of the Lake District and the surrounding hills and valleys that make up the county of Cumbria. With the aid of hundreds of photographs, drawings, and diagrams, the author explains how the building types have developed over the centuries and how the indigenous building materials of stone, clay, brick, and slate have been used to create works of vernacular architecture that seem to grow out of the surrounding landscape.

R. W. Brunskill has recently retired as professor at De Montfort University, Leicester, and was formerly reader in architecture at the University of Manchester.

“This book maintains the very high standards that have been set in the past by Professor Brunskill . . . [and] easily earns a place on our bookshelves as the classic anatomy of a region and its buildings.”—Buildings Conservation Journal

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