Sussex: West


ISBN: 9780300225211
Author(s): Elizabeth Williamson, Tim Hudson, Jeremy Musson, Ian Nairn and Nikolaus Pevsner
Format: hardback
Year published: 28 May 2019
Publisher: Yale
Total Pages: 800
Illustrations: 130 colour photographs


This volume covers some of the finest landscape and architecture in southern England, much of it set within the South Downs National Park. The county’s small towns and villages feature a pleasing mix of stone, timber, and brick houses of every period. Among numerous atmospheric country houses are the Tudor ruins of Cowdray, the Elizabethan mansion at Parham, and the French-inspired Petworth in its great park, famously captured in Turner’s paintings. On the grandest scale is the mighty Arundel Castle, seat of the Duke of Norfolk, while Chichester, the only city in West Sussex, boasts one of the country’s most important 12th-century cathedrals. Among many major ecclesiastical and educational establishments built in the 19th century, none is more impressive than Lancing College set high above the coast.

New research accompanies 130 specially commissioned color photographs in this authoritative and expert guide.

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