Pevsner’s Architectural Guides to England & Wales are the unrivalled
bibles to our country’s unique built heritage. The guide to Cumbria
by Matthew Hyde and Nikolaus Pevsner features many standout
buildings you must visit. Here is a selection to start with.
"Even in the geological showcase of Keswick, its pink Lamonby aslar is outstanding."
"The situation is poetic... the house is low and spreading, neither grand nor formal as major family seats go, but memorable for its literary and artistic associations."
"… the Trust to present, very successfully, a living house of the period, without ropes or signs."
"It is unusual...to see such unstinted large – scale design with plenty of figures and direct biblical storytelling. The Annunciation in the Lady Chapel is particularly effective."
“The houses are individual and modest, conforming to a pleasant Cumbria language of colourwashing with contrasting window surrounds."
" … a replica of the Gosforth Cross set up in 1887. A valuable piece in its own right. It was made as an experiment by the antiquarian vicar W S Calverley.”
"The crux of the town... Reliefs by Thomas Woolner in aluminium bronze... Pevsner judged them very good, still with classical discipline, but also with genuine feeling."
“Local sandstone contrasts with granite... in regular chequers on the buttresses…and ashlar dressing elsewhere. Good fittings, all presumably by the architects."