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Stenlake Publishing - Around the county of Northamptonshire

Around the county of Northamptonshire

Author : Clive Holmes
ISBN : 9781840334432
Cover : paperback
Price : £7.99

Artist and author Clive Holmes travelled the length and breadth of Northamptonshire, sketchbook in hand, to illustrate and write this unique book. Detailing the history of the ancient county the book includes villages and buildings of historic importance from Easton on the Hill in the East to Middleton Cheney in the West. Beautiful and detailed sketches, created by the author along the way, transform this fascinating historic and architectural account into a veritable work of art. He likens the county to “the Cotswolds, without the crowds” and his sketches point up the wonderful variety of architecture to be found, such as the early 20th century Post Office building in Oundle adjoining the 1552 Talbot Inn, re-built with stone from ruined Fotheringay Castle in 1626, the picturesque village of Middleton Cheney, the roots of whose name can be traced to the Doomsday Book and Cotterstock, originally a Roman settlement and much later a Victorian Mill Town.

Around the county of Northamptonshire