Cumbria (Hardcover)

Cumberland, Westmorland and Furness (Pevsner Architectural Guides: Buildings of England)

By Matthew Hyde, Nikolaus Pevsner

Yale University Press, 9780300126631, 800pp.

Publication Date: October 26, 2010

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Description

The most authoritative guide to the Lake District and surrounding area, this volume covers the outstanding vernacular architecture, unspoiled historic towns, and fine Victorian and Arts and Crafts houses throughout the region, and ranges from the shipbuilding town of Barrow-in-Furness in the south to the cathedral city of Carlisle in the north. A popular tourist destination, Cumbria inspired the Romantic poets, John Ruskin, and Beatrix Potter.



About the Author

Matthew Hyde is an architectural historian based in northwest England. He is coauthor of Lancashire: Manchester and the South-East and the forthcoming Cheshire in the Buildings of England series. Nikolaus Pevsner (1902–83) founded the Buildings of England series.


Praise For Cumbria: Cumberland, Westmorland and Furness (Pevsner Architectural Guides: Buildings of England)

Winner of the Michael Berry Prize for Guides, Walks and Places in the Lakeland Book of the Year competition (UK Award)

— Michael Berry Prize