The Most Beautiful Villages of England

James Bentley

Description

History, location, and local building materials have etched the distinct character of each region onto each village. Honey-colored cottages form peaceful Cotswold communities; splendid thatched roofs sweep over eaves and windows in the villages of Hampshire; half-timbering, flint, and limestone give Suffolk hamlets their characteristic appearance; and limestone, sandstone, and millstone grit lend a darker look to those of Yorkshire, Durham, and Northumberland.

Grouped by area and subdivided by county—northern, midland, eastern, southern, and western—this is a spectacular celebration of England’s picture perfect villages. 285 color photographs.

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James Bentley

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