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The most beautiful villages of England
Bentley, James, 1937-2000.
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London ; New York : Thames and Hudson, [1999]

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208 pages : color illustrations, map ; 32 cm
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Villages are the very embodiment of Englishness. Honey coloured cottages from peaceful Cornwall communities; splendid thatched roofs sweeping over eaves and windows in the villages of Hampshire; half-timbering, flint and limestone giving Suffolk hamlets their characteristic appearance; and limestone, sandstone and millstone grit giving a darker look to those of Yorkshire, Durham and Northumberland. This volume records the richness and diversity of the English village in photographs and commentary. Grouped by area and sub-divided by county, this is a celebration of the most beautiful villages of England.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
The Northern Counties
Introductionp. 12
Bamburgh: Northumberlandp. 16
Chipping: Lancashirep. 20
Gainford: Durhamp. 24
Hawkshead: Cumbriap. 28
Heptonstall: West Yorkshirep. 34
Linton-in-Craven: North Yorkshirep. 38
Prestbury: Cheshirep. 40
The Midland Counties
Introductionp. 42
Abbots Bromley: Staffordshirep. 46
Acton Burnell: Shropshirep. 50
Chaddesley Corbett: Worcestershirep. 54
Cottesbrooke: Northamptonshirep. 58
Dorchester: Oxfordshirep. 64
Edensor: Derbyshirep. 72
Hallaton: Leicestershirep. 74
Southwell: Nottinghamshirep. 78
Welford-on-Avon: Warwickshirep. 82
Weobley: Herefordshirep. 86
The Eastern Counties
Introductionp. 92
Castle Bytham: Lincolnshirep. 96
Dedham: Essexp. 100
Hemingford Grey: Cambridgeshirep. 104
Heydon: Norfolkp. 108
Lavenham: Suffolkp. 114
The Southern Counties
Introductionp. 122
Aldbury: Hertfordshirep. 126
Amberley: Sussexp. 134
Elham: Kentp. 140
Elstow: Bedfordshirep. 146
Eton: Berkshirep. 150
Nether Winchendon: Buckinghamshirep. 152
Ockley: Surreyp. 156
Wherwell: Hampshirep. 158
The Western Counties
Introductionp. 164
Cerne Abbas: Dorsetp. 168
Clovelly: Devonp. 172
Dunster: Somersetp. 180
Lacock: Wiltshirep. 186
Lower and Upper Slaughter: Gloucestershirep. 192
Mevagissey: Cornwallp. 198
Select Bibliographyp. 208
Mapp. 208