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ISBN: 9780861834075
AUTHOR: Jane Penoyre
Traditional Houses of Somerset
Traditional Houses of Somerset
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The ancient county of Somerset is home to a wonderful array of traditional houses, both in the villages and towns. They were built with local materials, using the skills of local builders and craftsmen and conform to the local contemporary style, reflecting the key characteristics of the region namely farming and quarrying.

This book, illustrated by photographs and drawings of local stones, building styles, house plans, roof structures and the more decorative features of the houses, explores the local traditional buildings that extend in date from the late-thirteenth century to the beginning of the eighteenth. After that date, outside influences in design and fashion, combined with a universal distribution of cheaper building materials from other areas, resulted in a style of building common to the whole country rather than one particular county.

The book is arranged in two main sections, the first covering some aspects of the physical and historical background against which all the buildings are seen, and the second examining the buildings themselves. These include small manor houses, farmhouses, village and some town houses together with farm groups from various parts of the county. The book also includes some examples of individual house surveys.

Imprint: Somerset Books. ISBN 978 0 82183 407 5, hardback, 297x210mm, 160 pages. Reprinted June 2014.

 
 
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