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British Architectural Styles

by Trevor Yorke

Here is a compact and useful guide, filled with detailed and original drawings, to help put a date to the variety of period buildings we see around us. It covers an immense range of structures and styles from...


Bridges Explained: What They Do and How They Work

by Trevor Yorke

Bridges are keys to communication, but also they are graceful and spectacular pieces of architecture. Trevor Yorke's book, filled with illustrations, explains their history and principals of construction, leaving...


Edwardian House: Original Features and Fittings

by Trevor Yorke

This easy to follow guide is an invaluable source of advice for those wishing to restore the original features in an Edwardian house, or who simply admire the elegance of these period properties.


What the Victorians Got Wrong

by Stan Yorke & Trevor Yorke

The nineteenth century was an era of scientific advance like no other in history. Railways were built, bridges constructed, rivers tamed and electricity harnessed, to the great benefit of all. But progress was...


Abbeys Monasteries and Priories Explained: Britain S Living History

by Trevor Yorke

Trevor Yorke, using photographs and diagrams, describes the history of these graceful and splendid medieval buildings, and explains the functions of their individual parts.


Tudor Houses Explained: Britain's Living History

by Trevor Yorke

The rich range of Tudor domestic buildings between 1485 and 1603, is explained in detail by architectural historian Trevor Yorke, with his own illustrations and photographs.


The English Village Explained: Britain S Living History

by Trevor Yorke

English villages conjure up rural harmony and a history of happy communities woven into the broader pageant of England's past. But each of them has a different story to tell, and it is usually a vibrant and...


English Churches Explained: Britain S Living History

by Trevor Yorke

In this illustrated colour guide, Trevor Yorke places the period style of church fabric and decoration into an easy to read form, packed with photographs and informative diagrams.


English Castles Explained: Britain S Living History

by Trevor Yorke

England has many magnificent castles from the medieval period that have survived siege and the stresses of time. They are awesome reminders of the country's turbulent history and most of them are open to the...


British Railway Architecture and Heritage

by Trevor Yorke

This is a colour guide to the magnificent architectural legacy and role the steam railways played in the social and industrial history of Victorian Britain.


Regency House Styles

by Trevor Yorke

Architectural historian Trevor Yorke, using his own drawings and full colour photographs, describes the features and fittings that have made houses of the Regency period so distinctive.


The 1930s House Explained

by Trevor Yorke

The Art Deco exhibition in Paris in 1925 ushered in a new style of architecture based on the latest designs from Europe and American-flat roofs, plain facades, reinforced concrete and white paint inside and...


Gravestones, Tombs & Memorials

by Trevor Yorke

If you explore our churchyards and cemeteries, you will be astonished at how much you can discover, not only about the people who are buried there and their standing in the local community but also about the...


Timber Framed Buildings Explained

by Trevor Yorke

Timber framed buildings, whether they are medieval halls, barns, grand houses, or picturesque cottages, form one of the most delightful features of our historic towns and countryside. They catch our imagination...


Victorian Gothic House Styles

by Trevor Yorke

Gothic is a potent word. For many people it conjures up images of dark, atmospheric castles, ruined abbeys, and horror stories set in misty graveyards. All this could not be further from the truth. Some 150...


Art Deco House Styles

by Trevor Yorke

The Art Deco period of the 1920s and 1930s swept away the sobriety of the Victorian and Edwardian eras, bringing in homes that were bright, colourful and exciting. Drawing inspiration from ancient Egyptian forms...


Arts & Crafts House Styles

by Trevor Yorke

The Arts & Crafts movement began as an instinctive reaction to the new Industrial Age. Seeking a return to simple craftsmanship, with traditional materials, its influence spread both to Europe and North America,...


The Victorian House Explained

by Trevor Yorke

The Victorian house comes in all shapes, sizes and materials. The legacy of this hugely influential era can be found in every region of England, from the majestic rows of gleaming white terraces in West London...


The Edwardian House Explained

by Trevor Yorke

The period from 1900 to 1914-the Edwardian Age-is often thought of as a golden time of country house parties and endless summers. In fact, it was a time of great social change. Wealthy industrialists were building...