In this, the second of three volumes, the architectural and historical significance of Gloucestershire's noble heritage of country houses is assessed. The introductory chapters discuss and explain the social background of Gloucestershire during the period, the layout and use of country houses and the design and decoration of exteriors, interiors and gardens, together with biographical information on the craftsmen responsible. The gazetteer provides a detailed summary of 78 of the most important houses and briefer notes on a further 82 buildings.
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NICHOLAS KINGSLEY is the County and Diocesan Archivist for Gloucestershire. He read geography at Oxford, where he began his research into country houses in Gloucestershire while working as a junior archivist at Gloucestershire Record Office. He then became the City Archivist of Birmingham before returning to Gloucestershire as County Archivist. Heis Vice-Chairman of the National Council on Archives and his other published work includes articles for Country Life and local history journals as well as professional archive reports. He is the general editor of the national series English Country Houses.
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Book Description The History Press, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0850338069