Weston super Mare

Weston super Mare
Author: Allan Brodie,Johanna Roethe,Kate Hudson-McAulay
Publsiher: English Heritage
Total Pages: 82
Release: 2019-03-15
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781848025325

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Two centuries ago Weston-super-Mare was a small, rarely visited village but its location alongside the Severn Estuary soon made it a convenient bathing place for the wealthy inhabitants of Bristol and Bath. Once the railway arrived in 1841, the handful of brave sea bathers became thousands of day trippers in search of fun and sunshine. Weston also became popular with excursionists and holidaymakers arriving by steamer from South Wales. To cater for all these visitors, the small entertainment and bathing facilities enjoyed by the wealthy Georgian elite were replaced by larger, more popular facilities, including two piers, Winter Gardens, a large swimming bath and a substantial open-air pool. Weston is not only a busy seaside resort, but a popular place to live. During the 19th century its population rose from around 100 to almost 20,000 and its handful of small, fisherman’s cottages became a sea of terraces, crescents and villas constructed using the local stone. A distinctive type of villa emerged in Weston, different from those found at either of its larger neighbours. This was in large part due to Hans Fowler Price, the town’s leading architect for more than half a century from 1860 until his death in 1912. The book celebrates the complex history and colourful heritage of the town. It also looks to the future to examine how its 200-year story might contribute to a prosperous future.

Historic England Somerset

Historic England  Somerset
Author: Andrew Powell-Thomas
Publsiher: Amberley Publishing Limited
Total Pages: 163
Release: 2019-09-15
Genre: Photography
ISBN: 9781445692661

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An illustrated history of one of Britain’s finest counties – Somerset. Using photographs taken from the unique Historic England Archive.

Images of Bath

Images of Bath
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2011-02
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1846402956

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Historic England Bath

Historic England  Bath
Author: Simon McNeill-Ritchie
Publsiher: Amberley Publishing Limited
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2017-09-15
Genre: Photography
ISBN: 9781445676074

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An illustrated history one of England’s finest cities - Bath.

South and West Somerset

South and West Somerset
Author: Nikolaus Pevsner
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 468
Release: 2001-01-01
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 0300096445

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The rural southern part of Somerset is particularly rich in church architecture, from the poetic ruins of Glastonbury Abbey to the plain geometry of Lutyen's chapel at Brushford. Also discussed are Somerset's elaborate pinnacled church towers.

The English Folly

The English Folly
Author: Gwyn Headley,Wim Meulenkamp
Publsiher: Historic England
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2020
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 1789621976

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If this were a novel, the tales of astounding wealth, sexual perversion, murder, munificence, rape, insanity, brutality, slavery, religious mania, selfishness, snobbery, charity, suicide, generosity, theft, madness, wickedness, failure and eccentricity which unfold in these pages would be too concentrated to allow for the willing suspension of disbelief. All these sins and virtues, and more, are displayed by the characters in this book, some exhibiting several of them simultaneously. Folly builders were not as we are. They never built what we now call follies. They built for beauty, utility, improvement; it is only we, struggling after them with our imperfect understanding, who dismiss their prodigious constructions as follies. Follies can be found around the world, but England is their spiritual home. Having written the definitive books on follies in Great Britain, Benelux and the USA, Headley & Meulenkamp have turned their attention to the folly builders themselves, people so blinded by fashion or driven by some nameless ideology that they expended great fortunes on making their point in brick, stone and flint. Most follies are simply misunderstood buildings, and this book studies the motives, characters, decisions and delusions of their builders. If there was madness in their building, fortunately there was no method in it.

The History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset

The History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset
Author: John Collinson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 546
Release: 1791
Genre: Somerset (England)
ISBN: NLS:V001489510

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OCR A Level History England 1445 1509 Lancastrians Yorkists and Henry VII

OCR A Level History  England 1445   1509  Lancastrians  Yorkists and Henry VII
Author: Nicholas Fellows,Sharon Littler
Publsiher: Hodder Education
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2015-09-11
Genre: Study Aids
ISBN: 9781471836596

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This is an OCR endorsed resource Build strong subject knowledge and skills in A Level History using the in-depth analysis and structured support in this tailor-made series for OCR's British period studies and enquiries. - Develops the analytical skills required to succeed in the period study by organising the narrative content around the key issues for students to explore - Enhances understanding of the chosen historical period, supplying a wealth of extracts and sources that offer opportunities to practise the evaluative skills needed for the enquiry - Progressively improves study skills through developmental activities and advice on answering practice exam questions - Helps students to review, revise and reflect on the course material through chapter summaries and revision activities that consolidate topic knowledge - Equips students with transferable critical thinking skills, presenting contrasting academic opinions that encourage A Level historians to make informed judgements on major debates Each title in the OCR A Level History series contains one or two British period studies and its associated enquiry, providing complete support for every option in Unit Group 1. England 1445-1509: Lancastrians, Yorkists and Henry VII This title explores the reigns of the English Kings from Henry VI to Henry VII. It allows an in-depth understanding of the key historical knowledge, terms and concepts relevant to 'England 1461-1509' and encourages the critical use of evidence in investigating and assessing historical questions in the associated enquiry: 'Wars of the Roses 1445-1461'. This title covers the following period study and enquiry: - Wars of the Roses 1445-1461 - England 1461-1509