Salisbury: The Houses of the Close :: Royal Commission on Historical Monuments (England) soon to be presented for sale on the outstanding BookLovers of Bath web site!
London: The Stationery Office, 1996, Paperback.
2nd impression, first published 1993. Includes: Building elevations; Floor plans; Line drawings; Black & white photographs; List of abbreviations; 2-column text; Maps in folder (3); Colour frontispiece;
From the cover: The serene aspect of Salisbury Close today, with genteel houses overlooking long vistas and level lawns, is largely a 17th and 18th-century creation, but this study of the buildings provides evidence of the history behind the facade. The generous scale and spacious layout belong to the grandiose scheme whereby, in the early 13th century, a new cathedral and close were built on this low-lying site in the meadows beside the River Avon. However, the eccles…
(xv) 263 pages. Index. Bibliography. 11″ x 8¾”.
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