Pevsner Architectural Guides

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The Pevsner Architectural Guides are a series of guide books to the architecture of Great Britain and Ireland. Begun in the 1940s by the art historian Sir Nikolaus Pevsner, the 46 volumes of the original Buildings of England series were published between 1951 and 1974. The series was then extended to Scotland, Wales and Ireland in the late 1970s. Most of the English volumes have had subsequent revised and expanded editions, chiefly by other authors.

The final Scottish volume, Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire, was published in autumn 2016.[1] This completed the series' coverage of Great Britain, in the 65th anniversary year of its inception. The Irish series remains incomplete.

Origin and research methods[edit]

After moving to the United Kingdom from his native Germany as a refugee in the 1930s, Nikolaus Pevsner found that the study of architectural history had little status in academic circles, and that the amount of information available, especially to travellers wanting to inform themselves about the architecture of a particular district, was limited. He conceived a project to write a series of comprehensive county guides to rectify this, and gained the backing of Allen Lane, founder of Penguin Books, for whom he had written his Outline of European Architecture.

Work on the series began in 1945. Lane employed two part-time assistants, both German refugee art historians, who prepared notes for Pevsner from published sources. Pevsner spent the academic holidays touring the country to make personal observations and to carry out local research, before writing up the finished volumes. The first volume was published in 1951.

Pevsner wrote thirty-two of the books himself and ten with collaborators, with a further four of the original series written by others: the two Gloucestershire volumes by David Verey, and the two volumes on Kent by John Newman. Newman is the only author in the series to have written a volume and revised it three times.

Since Pevsner's death, work has continued on the series, with several volumes now in their third revision, and three in their fourth editions.

Buildings of England[edit]

The books are compact and intended to meet the needs of both specialists and the general reader. Each contains an extensive introduction to the architectural history and styles of the area, followed by a town-by-town – and in the case of larger settlements, street-by-street – account of individual buildings. These are often grouped under the heading Perambulation, as Pevsner intended the books to be used as the reader was walking about the area. The guides offer both detailed coverage of the most notable buildings and notes on lesser-known and vernacular buildings; all building types are covered but there is a particular emphasis on churches and public buildings. Each volume has a central section with several dozen pages of photographs, originally in black and white, though colour illustrations have featured in revised volumes published by Yale University Press since 2003.


The boundaries of each volume do not follow a uniform pattern and have evolved with revisions and expansions. The original intention was to maintain whatever boundaries were current at the time of writing; in the first years of the survey these were the traditional counties of England.[2] However, boundary changes to the London area in 1965 and the rest of England in 1974 meant that this was no longer practicable. As such there are now many variants: Cumbria, for example, covers the modern non-metropolitan county – excepting the district of Sedbergh which although in modern Cumbria is included in the volume covering the West Riding of Yorkshire. Conversely, the Furness area – geographically in Cumbria but traditionally in Lancashire – is included, having been omitted from the predecessor volume, Cumberland and Westmorland.

The six volumes currently covering London collectively represent the 32 London boroughs plus the City, which constitute the modern Greater London region, rather than earlier divisions. The entire volume on Middlesex was an early casualty of this rearrangement, as are parts of the revised volumes covering Surrey, Essex and Kent. Birmingham and the Black Country covers the area bounded by the modern West Midlands metropolitan county, but minus the Metropolitan Borough of Coventry and the rural part of Metropolitan Borough of Solihull. These appear in the revised Warwickshire volume, despite no longer being in that county. Hence Warwickshire now follows the boundary of neither the traditional nor the modern county.

The Buildings of Scotland similarly features hybrid divisions, with volumes such as Fife and Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire reflecting their traditional county boundaries whilst Highland and Islands corresponds to the modern counterparts. The Buildings of Ireland has so far broadly corresponded to the traditional provinces of Ireland and is blind to the Border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The Buildings of Wales largely follows the post-1974 divisions.

Volumes in print and their editions[edit]

The list below is of the volumes that are currently in print.

Since 1962, the guides have undergone a gradual programme of updating to reflect architectural-history scholarship and to include significant new buildings. Pevsner left virtually all the revisions to others, acting as supervisor only. He ultimately revised only two of his original editions alone: London 1: The Cities of London and Westminster (1962) and Cambridgeshire (1970). Both were later revised again by others. To date, the oldest wholly unrevised volume is Staffordshire (1974).

Until 1953, all volumes were published in paperback only, after which both hardback and paperback versions were issued. The revision of London: 1 in 1962 was the first volume to be issued in hardback alone, and no further paperbacks were issued after 1964. Until 1970 volumes bore a sequential BE reference number, with Cornwall being BE1. The last volume to be so numbered was Gloucestershire 2: The Vale and the Forest of Dean (BE41). Thereafter ISBNs identify each volume. Beginning in 1983, a larger format was introduced, and all subsequent new editions have been issued in this format. Volumes revised pre-1983 were reprinted in the original, smaller format. As of 2023, Staffordshire is the last remaining edition to be available in this smaller format. All editions are now published by Yale University Press.

Where revisions have been spread over more than one volume, the preceding edition remains in print until the whole area has been revised.

Title of current edition First
or[a] sole author
or[a] sole author
or[a] sole author
Current ISBN
Bedfordshire, Huntingdonshire and Peterborough[b] 1968 2014 Charles O'Brien 978-0-300-20821-4
Berkshire 1966 2010 Geoffrey Tyack, Simon Bradley 978-0-300-12662-4
Birmingham and the Black Country 1966–1974[c] 2022 Andy Foster 978-0-300-22391-0
Buckinghamshire 1960 1994 Elizabeth Williamson 978-0-300-09584-5
Cambridgeshire 1954 1970 2015 Simon Bradley 978-0-300-20596-1
Cheshire 1971 Edward Hubbard 2011 Clare Hartwell, Matthew Hyde 978-0-300-17043-6
Cornwall 1951 1970 Enid Radcliffe 2014 Peter Beacham 978-0-300-12668-6
County Durham 1953 1983 Elizabeth Williamson 2021 Martin Roberts 978-0-300-22504-4
Cumbria 1967[d] 2010 Matthew Hyde 978-0-300-12663-1
Derbyshire 1953 1978 Elizabeth Williamson 2016 Clare Hartwell 978-0-300-21559-5
Devon 1952[e] 1991 Bridget Cherry 978-0-300-09596-8
Dorset 1972 John Newman 2018 Michael Hill 978-0-300-22478-8
Essex 1954 1965 Enid Radcliffe 2007 James Bettley 978-0-300-11614-4
Gloucestershire 1: The Cotswolds 1970[a] David Verey 1979[a] 1999[a] Alan Brooks 978-0-300-09604-0
Gloucestershire 2: The Vale and Forest of Dean 1970[a] David Verey 1976[a] 2002[a] Alan Brooks 978-0-300-09733-7
Hampshire: South 1967[f] David W. Lloyd 2018 Charles O'Brien, Bruce Bailey 978-0-300-22503-7
Hampshire: Winchester and The North 1967[g] David W. Lloyd 2010 Michael Bullen, John Crook,
Rodney Hubbuck
Herefordshire 1963 2012 Alan Brooks 978-0-300-12575-7
Hertfordshire 1953 1977 Bridget Cherry 2019 James Bettley 978-0-300-09611-8
Isle of Wight 1967[h] David W. Lloyd 2006 David W. Lloyd 978-0-300-10733-3
Kent: North East and East 1969[a] John Newman 1976[a] 1983[a]
2013 (4th)[a]
Kent: West and the Weald 1969[a] John Newman 1976[a] 2012[a] 978-0-300-18509-6
Lancashire: Liverpool and the South West 1969[i] 2006 Richard Pollard 978-0-300-10910-8
Lancashire: Manchester and the South East 1969[i] 2004 Clare Hartwell, Matthew Hyde 978-0-300-10583-4
Lancashire: North 1969 2009 Clare Hartwell 978-0-300-12667-9
Leicestershire and Rutland 1960 1984 Elizabeth Williamson 978-0-300-09618-7
Lincolnshire 1964 John Harris 1989 Nicholas Antram 978-0-300-09620-0
London 1: The City of London 1957[j] 1962[j] 1973[j]
1997 (4th)[k]
Bridget Cherry
Simon Bradley
London 2: South 1951–1976[l] 1983 Bridget Cherry 978-0-300-09651-4
London 3: North West 1951–1952[m] 1991 Bridget Cherry 978-0-300-09652-1
London 4: North 1951–1952[m] 1998 Bridget Cherry 978-0-300-09653-8
London 5: East 1952–1965[n] 1998[o] Elizabeth Williamson 2005 Bridget Cherry
Charles O'Brien
London 6: Westminster 1957[j] 1962[j] 1973[j]
2003 (4th)[k]
Bridget Cherry
Simon Bradley
Norfolk 1: Norwich and North East 1962 1997 Bill Wilson 978-0-300-09607-1
Norfolk 2: North-west and South 1962 1999 Bill Wilson 978-0-300-09657-6
Northamptonshire 1961[p] 1973[q] Bridget Cherry 2013 Bruce Bailey 978-0-300-18507-2
Northumberland 1957 (Ian A. Richmond)[r] 1992 John Grundy, Grace McCombie
Peter Ryder, Humphrey Welfare
Nottinghamshire 1951 1979 Elizabeth Williamson 2020 Clare Hartwell 978-0-300-24783-1
Oxfordshire: North and West 1974[s] Jennifer Sherwood 2017[a] Alan Brooks 978-0-300-20930-3
Oxfordshire: Oxford and the South East 1974[s] Jennifer Sherwood 2023[3] Simon Bradley 978-0-300-20929-7
Shropshire 1958 2006 John Newman 978-0-300-12083-7
Somerset: North and Bristol 1958 2011 Andrew Foyle 978-0-300-12658-7
Somerset: South and West 1958 2014 Julian Orbach 978-0-300-20740-8
Staffordshire* 1974 978-0-300-09646-0
North Staffordshire 1974 TBA (in preparation)
South Staffordshire 1974 2023[3] (in preparation)
Suffolk: East 1961[t] 1974 Enid Radcliffe 2015 James Bettley 978-0-300-19654-2
Suffolk: West 1961[t] 1974 Enid Radcliffe 2015 James Bettley 978-0-300-19655-9
Surrey 1962 Ian Nairn 1971 Bridget Cherry 2022[3] 978-0-300-09675-0
Sussex: East with Brighton and Hove 1965[u] (Ian Nairn)[v] 2013 Nicholas Antram 978-0-300-18473-0
Sussex: West 1965 Ian Nairn 2019 Elizabeth Williamson, Tim Hudson,
Jeremy Musson
Warwickshire 1966 Alexandra Wedgwood 2016[w] Chris Pickford 978-0-300-21560-1
Wiltshire 1963 1975 Bridget Cherry 2021 Julian Orbach 978-0-300-25120-3
Worcestershire 1968 2007 Alan Brooks 978-0-300-11298-6
Yorkshire: The North Riding 1966 2023[3] Jane Grenville 978-0-300-25903-2
Yorkshire: The West Riding: Leeds, Bradford and the North 1959[x] 1967[x] Enid Radcliffe 2009 Peter Leach 978-0-300-12665-5
Yorkshire: The West Riding: Sheffield and the South 1959[x] 1967[x] Enid Radcliffe 2017 Ruth Harman 978-0300-22468-9
Yorkshire: York and The East Riding 1972 1995 David Neave 978-0-300-09593-7


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Pevsner is not credited as author in these editions
  2. ^ Peterborough previously included in the 1962 edition of Northamptonshire
  3. ^ First published across three volumes: Warwickshire, Worcestershire, and Staffordshire
  4. ^ First published as Cumberland and Westmorland – see Superseded and unpublished volumes.
  5. ^ First published as two volumes: North Devon and South Devon – see Superseded and unpublished volumes.
  6. ^ First published as Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
  7. ^ First published as Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
  8. ^ First published as Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
  9. ^ a b First published as Lancashire 1: The Industrial and Commercial South – see Superseded and unpublished volumes.
  10. ^ a b c d e f First published in London: The Cities of London and Westminster – see Superseded and unpublished volumes.
  11. ^ a b Not identified as a Fourth Edition in the text but as a "successor volume".
  12. ^ First published across four separate volumes: Middlesex, London, except the Cities of London and Westminster, Surrey and Kent: West and the Weald
  13. ^ a b First published in two separate volumes: Middlesex and London, except the Cities of London and Westminster – see Superseded and unpublished volumes.
  14. ^ First published in two separate volumes: London, except the Cities of London and Westminster and Essex
  15. ^ Docklands area only – See Superseded and unpublished volumes.
  16. ^ Including Peterborough.
  17. ^ Excluding Peterborough – see Bedfordshire, Huntingdonshire and Peterborough above.
  18. ^ Ian Richmond credited as a contributor rather than co-author.
  19. ^ a b First published as Oxfordshire – see above.
  20. ^ a b First published as Suffolk – see Superseded and unpublished volumes.
  21. ^ First published as Sussex – see above.
  22. ^ Ian Nairn was only indirectly involved in the text under revision in this volume.
  23. ^ Excluding Birmingham and the Black Country – see above.
  24. ^ a b c d First published as Yorkshire: The West Riding – see Superseded and unpublished volumes

City Guides[edit]

The first of the paperback City Guides, covering Manchester, appeared in 2001. It featured a new format with integrated colour illustrations. In most cases the City Guides have preceded a revision of the county volume in which they are located, although they do go into greater detail than the county volumes and have more illustrations. Thus the Birmingham guide completely supersedes the central Birmingham section of the Warwickshire volume, which is now almost fifty years old. Two of the guides, covering Newcastle and Gateshead and Hull, are more recent than the hardback editions for the surrounding counties, and therefore update as well as expand the coverage of those cities. This series appears to be on a hiatus, with no new volumes published since 2010 and none confirmed as in planning.

Title of current edition First
or sole author
or sole author
or sole author
Current ISBN
Bath 2003 Michael Forsyth 978-0-300-10177-5
Birmingham 2005 Andy Foster 978-0-300-10731-9
Brighton and Hove 2002 Nicholas Antram, Richard Morrice 978-0-300-12661-7
Bristol 2008 Andrew Foyle 978-0-300-10442-4
Hull 2010 David Neave, Susan Neave 978-0-300-10702-9
Leeds 2005 Susan Wrathmell 978-0-300-14172-6
Liverpool 2003 Joseph Sharples 978-0-300-10258-1
Manchester 2001 Clare Hartwell 978-0-300-09666-8
Newcastle and Gateshead 2009 Grace McCombie 978-0-300-12664-8
Nottingham 2008 Elain Harwood 978-0-300-12666-2
Sheffield 2004 Ruth Harman, John Minnis 978-0-300-10585-8

Two supplementary works – thus far the only of their type – were published in 1998, one covering London's City Churches and the other the Docklands area (see London Docklands in Superseded and unpublished volumes below). Both were issued in the format of the main series rather than the City Guides. However, unlike the Docklands edition which represented preliminary work for an expanded main volume, the City Churches volume augmented the text in London 1: The City, published the previous year. The continued development of the Docklands area meant that the volume was superseded when London 5: East was published seven years later, but the City Churches volume remains current and was reissued by Yale in 2002.

Buildings of Scotland[edit]

The series continued under Pevsner's founding editorship into Scotland. The format is largely similar; however, only Lothian was published in the original small volume style. One noticeable difference in some of the Scottish series is a greater subdivision of the main gazetteer (e.g. in Argyll and Bute mainland Argyll has separate gazetteer from its islands, and Bute similarly is treated on its own). Unlike The Buildings of England, none of the Scottish volumes adopts a hierarchy of ecclesiastical buildings, instead grouping them together. As with the English revisions, several of the volumes are the work of many contributors. The series was completed with Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire, published in November 2016. A new edition of Lothian is in preparation, set to be published in 2024.[3]

The volumes on Glasgow and Edinburgh are, with Dublin (see below) the only Pevsner volumes outside London to focus exclusively on a city. These volumes should not be confused with the City Guide format (see above).

Title of current edition First
or sole author
or sole author
or sole author
Current ISBN
Aberdeenshire: North and Moray 2015 David W. Walker, Matthew Woodworth 978-0-300-20428-5
Aberdeenshire: South and Aberdeen 2015 Joseph Sharples, David W. Walker, Matthew Woodworth 978-0-300-21555-7
Argyll and Bute 2002 Frank Arneil Walker 978-0-300-09670-5
Ayrshire and Arran 2012 Rob Close, Anne Riches 978-0-300-14170-2
Borders 2006 Kitty Cruft, John Dunbar, Richard Fawcett 978-0-300-10702-9
Dumfries and Galloway 1996 John Gifford 978-0-300-09671-2
Dundee and Angus 2012 John Gifford 978-0-300-14171-9
Edinburgh 1984 John Gifford, Colin McWilliam, David Walker 978-0-300-09672-9
Fife 1988 John Gifford 978-0-300-09673-6
Glasgow 1990 Elizabeth Williamson, Anne Riches, Malcom Higgs 978-0-300-09674-3
Highland and Islands 1992 John Gifford 978-0-300-09625-5
Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire 2016 Rob Close, John Gifford, Frank Arneil Walker 978-0-300-21558-8
Lothian, except Edinburgh 1978 Colin McWilliam 2024[a] Jane Geddes, Ian Gow, Aonghus Mackechnie, Chris Tabraham 978-0-300-09626-2
Perth and Kinross 2007 John Gifford 978-0-300-10922-1
Stirling and Central Scotland 2002 John Gifford, Frank Arneil Walker 978-0-300-09594-4


  1. ^ The revision is simply entitled Lothian, with no reference to Edinburgh

Buildings of Wales[edit]

The series has also been extended to Wales, and was completed with the issue of Gwynedd in 2009 (although this initial survey had taken seven years longer than Pevsner's first complete survey of England). Only the first volume, Powys (edited by Richard Haslam, and published in 1979), appeared in the original small format style; and this volume has now been superseded by a revised large-format edition, published in 2013. This is the first (and to date only) guide outside The Buildings of England series to be revised.

Title of current edition First
or sole author
or sole author
or sole author
Current ISBN
Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion 2006 Thomas Lloyd, Julian Orbach, Robert Scourfield 978-0-300-10179-9
Clwyd (Denbighshire and Flintshire) 1986 Edward Hubbard 2003 Edward Hubbard 978-0-300-09627-9
Glamorgan 1995 John Newman 978-0-300-09629-3
Gwent/Monmouthshire 2000 John Newman 978-0-300-09630-9
Gwynedd 2009 Richard Haslam, Julian Orbach, Adam Voelcker 978-0-300-14169-6
Pembrokeshire 2004 Thomas Lloyd, Julian Orbach, Robert Scourfield 978-0-300-10178-2
Powys: Montgomeryshire, Radnorshire and Breconshire 1979 Richard Haslam 2013 Robert Scourfield and Richard Haslam 978-0-300-18508-9

Buildings of Ireland[edit]

The Irish series is incomplete, with six volumes being published between 1979 and 2020. Research for some of the remaining five volumes is underway.

Title of current edition First
or sole author
or sole author
or sole author
Current ISBN
Belfast, Antrim and County Down in preparation
Connacht/Connaught in preparation
Cork: City and County 2020 Frank Keohane 978-0-300-22487-0
Dublin 2005 Christine Casey 978-0-300-10923-8
Dublin: County in preparation
Munster, except Cork in preparation
North West Ulster: the Counties of Londonderry, Donegal, Fermanagh and Tyrone 1979 Alistair Rowan 978-0-300-09667-5
Central Leinster: Kildare, Laois and Offaly 2019 Andrew Tierney 978-0-300-23204-2
North Leinster 1988 Alistair Rowan, Christine Casey 978-0-300-09668-2
South Leinster in preparation
South Ulster: the Counties of Armagh, Cavan and Monaghan 1992 Kevin Mulligan 978-0-300-18601-7

Crown dependencies[edit]

Pevsner did not make any moves to extend the series to the Isle of Man or Channel Islands. However, a volume covering the Isle of Man was published in early 2023.[3]

Treatment of bridges[edit]

A number of bridges connect areas covered by different volumes. However, there is no single approach for which volume should include the structure in its main gazetteer. In some cases, one volume refers the reader to the other, and in other cases only a few lines appear in one volume and a fuller entry appears in the other. In a very few cases (listed below) a full entry appears in both volumes.

Bridge Connection Volume(s) of main entry
Coldstream Bridge Berwickshire–Northumberland Borders
Erskine Bridge Renfrewshire–Dunbartonshire Stirling and Central Scotland
Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire
Forth Bridge
Forth Road Bridge
West Lothian–Fife Lothian
Humber Bridge Lincolnshire–Yorkshire Lincolnshire
Kincardine Bridge Stirlingshire–Fife Fife
Queen Elizabeth II Bridge Essex–Kent Essex
Kent: West and the Weald
Severn Bridge Monmouthshire–Gloucestershire Gloucestershire 2
Second Severn Crossing Monmouthshire–Gloucestershire Gwent/Monmouthshire
Tamar Bridge Devon–Cornwall Cornwall
Tay Bridge
Tay Road Bridge
Dundee–Fife Dundee and Angus

Superseded and unpublished volumes[edit]

The revision of the series has rendered some original volumes obsolete, usually as the area of coverage has changed. For example, the county of Cumbria was created after the publication of Cumberland and Westmorland and North Lancashire, leading to the merger of material from both volumes in a single volume Cumbria, a revision with a new geographical focus. To date the following volumes have been entirely superseded:

  • Cumberland and Westmorland (1967)
  • London: the Cities of London and Westminster (1957, rev. 1962 and 1973)
  • London, except the Cities of London and Westminster (1952)
  • London Docklands (1998) (with Elizabeth Williamson)
  • Middlesex (1951)
  • North Lancashire (1969)
  • South Lancashire (1969)
  • Suffolk (1961, rev. Enid Radcliffe 1974)
  • Yorkshire: The West Riding (1959, rev. Enid Radcliffe 1967)

In addition, two volumes, North Devon and South Devon (1952) were superseded by a single volume covering the entire county. Parts of the original Hampshire & the Isle of Wight and Yorkshire: the West Riding volumes have been superseded by revised volumes.

In some published volumes and in advance publicity, certain titles were announced which were ultimately never published. A number of factors accounted for this, including the readiness of parts of the text covering certain areas and the anticipated size of the volumes. Unpublished titles included:

  • Argyll, Bute and Stirling[2]
  • Ayrshire, Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire[4]
  • Dublin: City and County[2]
  • London III [5]
  • South Strathclyde[6]

Related works[edit]

In 1995 Penguin, in conjunction with English Heritage, released a publication based on the guides entitled Looking at Buildings. Focusing on the East Riding of Yorkshire volume, Pevsner's text was adapted as an introduction, with a greater number of illustrations than the main guides. No further print publications were issued, but the title survives as an introductory website to architectural terms and selected buildings which feature in the Pevsner guides.[7]

In 1995 a CD-ROM entitled A Compendium of Pevsner's Buildings of England was issued by Oxford University Press, designed as a searchable database of the volumes published for England only. A second edition was released in 2005. Bibliographies of the guides themselves were published in 1983, 1998 and 2012 by the Penguin Collectors Society.

In 2016, Yale University Press published three volumes, each serving as an introduction to some of the buildings and the architectural terms mentioned in the text of the guides. Published as Pevsner Architectural Guides: Introductions these are: an architectural glossary (also available as an app), a volume focusing on church buildings and another on dwelling houses (including vernacular architecture).

Celebratory volumes[edit]

In 1986, Penguin published an anthology from Pevsner's volumes edited by Bridget Cherry and John Newman, The Best Buildings of England, ISBN 0-670-81283-8. It has an introduction by Newman assessing Pevsner's aims and methods. In 2001, the Penguin Collectors Society published The Buildings of England: a Celebration, edited by Simon Bradley and Bridget Cherry, fifty years after BE1 was published: it includes twelve essays and a selection of text from the series.[8] In 2012, Susie Harries, one of Pevsner's biographers, wrote The Buildings of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales: A Sixtieth Anniversary Catalogue of the Pevsner Architectural Guides, which was published in a limited edition of 1,000 copies by the Penguin Collectors Society.[9]

Travels with Pevsner[edit]

In 1997, the BBC broadcast a series of documentaries[10] entitled Travels with Pevsner, in which six writers and broadcasters travelled through a county which had particular significance to them. They revisited buildings mentioned by Pevsner, critically examining his views on them. A further series was broadcast in 1998. John Grundy, who presented the programme on Northumberland, was one of the revisers of that county volume. Both series were accompanied by booklets published by the BBC, describing the buildings featured in the programmes and suggesting others to explore. The counties visited and the travellers were:

In both series, extracts from Pevsner's text were read by Benjamin Whitrow.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Pevsner Architectural Guides: Newsletter". Yale University Press. 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2016 – via volume 2015/16
  2. ^ a b c Cherry 1998, p. ?.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Pevsner Architectural Guides". Yale University Press. Retrieved 1 June 2021.
  4. ^ Announced in the Dumfries and Galloway volume (1996)
  5. ^ Announced in the first edition of the West Kent volume (1969)
  6. ^ Announced in the Fife volume (1992)
  7. ^ "Looking at Buildings". Pevsner Architectural Guides. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  8. ^ Cherry & Bradley 2001, Introduction.
  9. ^ Harries & Mackay 2012, p. 2.
  10. ^ Travels with Pevsner (BBC site)


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