Secret Houses of the Cotswolds

Hugo Rittson Thomas, Jeremy Musson

Format: Hardback

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Published: 1st Mar '18

£20.00

Secret Houses of the Cotswolds is a private tour of 20 of the most beguiling castles, estates, palaces and manor houses in this much-loved region including Asthall Manor, Broughton Castle, Stanway, Sudeley Castle and Hilles House.

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Description

A personal tour of twenty of the UK’s most beguiling houses in this much loved area of western England. Author and architectural historian, Jeremy Musson, and Cotswolds-based photographer Hugo Rittson Thomas, offer privileged access to twenty houses, from castles and manor houses, as well as eighteenth- and nineteenth-century mansions, revealing their history, architecture and interiors, in the company of their devoted owners. In the footsteps of artists and designers including Humphry and George Repton, and Victorian visionary, William Morris, who inspired the arts and crafts movement, and others such as Detmar Blow, Norman Jewson, Clough Williams-Ellis and Oliver Hill, we find a series of fascinating country houses of different sizes and atmospheres, which have shaped the English identity. Each house has their own story, but their distinctive honey-coloured stone walls, set amongst rolling hills, in different ways express the ideals of English life. Most of the houses included here are privately owned and not usually open to the public. In this beautifully produced book, they can now be enjoyed through the eyes of their owners, as well as an experienced architectural historian, and an award-winning photographer.

Additional information

Dimensions 227 × 270 mm
Page Count 144