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  • Alston Moor, Cumbria

    A synthesis of recent English Heritage research on the vernacular buildings of the parish of Alston Moor, Cumbria, considering the very special examples found there of the bastle.

    Series: Informed Conservation

  • Storehouses of Empire: Liverpool's historic warehouses

    Liverpool’s development was influenced by its ability to serve a growing national and international trading network; warehouses represent the essential function of the city and this book examines their history, development and current use.

    Series: Informed Conservation

  • Plymouth: Vision of a modern city

    Plymouth is the foremost English example of post-war reconstruction, designed by the influential urban planner of the day, Sir Patrick Abercrombie. This book explains the circumstances which led to the development of Abercrombie's Plan, how it was implemented and discusses the conservation issues raised by present-day plans for renewal in Plymouth.

    Series: Informed Conservation

  • Building a Better Society: Liverpool's historic institutional buildings

    This book emphasises the importance of institutional and charitable buildings to our understanding of Liverpool’s character and demonstrates how new uses can be found to ensure they continue to form part of the city’s historic environment.

    Series: Informed Conservation

  • Built on Commerce: Liverpool's central business district

    Tells the story of the business quarter district in Liverpool from the 18th century to the present day and emphasises that the conservation of historic commercial buildings is important in retaining the area’s distinctive character.

    Series: Informed Conservation

  • Berwick-upon-Tweed: Three places, two nations, one town

    Presents the wealth of historic interest encapsulated in Berwick, Tweedmouth and Spittal, explaining how they came to assume such distinctive and varied forms, shaped as they are by a unique combination of historical and geographical circumstances.

    Series: Informed Conservation

  • The Birmingham Jewellery Quarter: An introduction and guide

    Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter is a distinct urban industrial landscape; this book explains its evolution and highlights its unique qualities in the national and international context.

    Series: Informed Conservation

  • Places of Health and Amusement: Liverpool's historic parks and gardens

    Explores the legacy of parks in Liverpool from 18th-century open spaces, through the creation of a ‘ribbon of parks’ in the 19th century and to the situation today. Looks at their use and development and how they need to adapt to the 21st century.

    Series: Informed Conservation

  • Behind the Veneer: South Shoreditch - The furniture trade and its buildings

    South Shoreditch’s greatest architectural legacy arises from the furniture trade. This book examines the architectural distinctiveness of the area and looks at the enormous developmental pressures it faces due to its proximity to the City.

    Series: Informed Conservation

  • Gateshead: Architecture in a changing English urban landscape

    Illustrates various aspects of Gateshead’s historic fabric, showing how these combine to give the town a strong sense identity. Offers a plan for informed management of the radical change imminent within the town as it adjusts to the 21st century.

    Series: Informed Conservation

  • Newcastle's Grainger Town: An urban renaissance

    Describes the evolution of Grainger Town in Newcastle and explains how recent planning initiatives have celebrated and exploited a unique urban landscape and injected new life into it.

    Series: Informed Conservation

  • Defending Scilly

    Details the unique military fortifications on the Scilly Isles, which because of their strategic location and remoteness retain a rich military heritage. Also serves to illustrate the value and vulnerability of the whole country's coastal heritage.

    Series: Informed Conservation

  • Stourport-on-Severn: Pioneer town of the canal age

    Stourport’s canal infrastructure has been a defining element in its development. Stourport’s regeneration depends partly on the protection and presentation of its historic environment and this book celebrates the town’s unique qualities and character.

    Series: Informed Conservation

  • English Garden Cities: An introduction

    Written by the leading authority in the field, this book tells the story of a major development in England's urban and planning history and provides a timely popular survey of the achievements of the Garden City Movement and the challenge of change.

    Series: Informed Conservation

  • Religion and Place: Liverpool's historic places of worship

    Examines the growth and decline of historic places of worship in Liverpool of all denominations and looks at the challenges facing them as they cope with falling congregations and expensive restoration projects.

    Series: Informed Conservation

  • Religion and Place in Leeds

    Religious and cultural diversity within Leeds has led to the building of many fine places of worship. This book traces the architectural response to Leeds’ changing faith communities and looks at the history, uses and adaptation of religious buildings.

    Series: Informed Conservation

  • England's Schools: History, architecture and adaptation

    Raises awareness of the wide range of school buildings built in England from the Reformation to the Millennium. Summarises the development of schools and looks at the adaptation of older schools to modern needs and new uses for schools around the country

    Series: Informed Conservation

  • Manchester: The warehouse legacy - An introduction and guide

    An examination of Manchester’s textile warehouses. These warehouses provide the distinctive element of Manchester’s streetscape. The book examines their development, use and adaptation and places them in a social and historical context.

    Series: Informed Conservation

  • Ancoats

    This book raises awareness of the wide range and varied character of the historic mills, buildings and canals which constitue the Ancoats townscape in Manchester, and the forces and trends which have contributed to its appearance.

    Series: Informed Conservation

  • The Hat Industry of Luton and its Buildings

    This book is an introduction and guide to Luton's hatting industry and to the distinctive and varied character of its buildings.

    Series: Informed Conservation

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