This fully revised edition of Pevsner's original guide of 1968 contains separate introductions, gazetteers and photographs for Bedfordshire and Huntingdonshire and Peterborough.
Author: Charles O'Brien
Bedfordshire is one of the smallest English counties but encompasses great variety in landscape and architecture. Its major monument is Woburn Abbey, one of the finest Georgian country houses in England, and the influence of the estate is widely felt in the model housing and schools in the county’s villages. Its many other attractions range from the churches of the market towns of Bedford, Leighton Buzzard, and Ampthill to the majestic gardens at Wrest Park. Such variety is also to be found in Huntingdonshire and Peterborough, famous not only for the cathedral and the spires of the stone medieval parish churches scattered across its remote and intimate landscape but also for vast and stately Burghley House and Vanbrugh’s Kimbolton Castle. This a fully revised edition of Pevsner’s original guide of 1968 and contains separate introductions, gazetteers, and photographs for Bedfordshire, Huntingdonshire, and Peterborough.
Originally published: London: Penguin, 1968.
Author: Nikolaus Pevsner
Publisher: Yale University Press
Originally published: London: Penguin, 1968.
Bedfordshire and the County of Huntingdon and Peterborough (Harmondsworth
1968), 319. Pevsner's conclusions are repeated in C. O'Brien and N. Pevsner,
The Buildings of England. Bedfordshire, Huntingdonshire and Peterborough (
Author: Ron Baxter
The British Archaeological Association Conference held at Peterborough in 2015 provided a welcome opportunity for a new analysis of the cathedral’s architecture, sculpture and artistic production, and a reassessment of the relationship between the former abbey, the city and its institutions, and the Soke over which it held sway. This ambitious volume casts new light on the Roman occupation of the Nene valley, and the rich Anglo-Saxon sculptural and manuscript context that preceded the construction of the present cathedral, as well as exploring the vital Romanesque tradition of the Soke and the essential contribution of the Barnack quarries. But inevitably the most exciting new disclosures concern the church: its high-quality building campaigns during the 12th to 16th centuries, its abbots’ tombs and the reconstruction of the lost 14th-century High Altar screen from descriptions and loose fragments. Peterborough has attracted the attention of antiquarian scholars since its sacking by Cromwell’s men during the Civil War, and as its secrets are gradually revealed it continues to stimulate the historical imagination.
... Taunton Deane West Somerset Total Bedford Luton Mid Bedfordshire South
Bedfordshire Total Cambridge East Cambridgeshire Fenland Huntingdonshire
Peterborough UA South Cambridgeshire Total Chester Congleton Crewe
Author: Great Britain. Parliament House of Commons. Committee of Public Accounts
Publisher: The Stationery Office
This is the 45th report from the Committee of Public Accounts (HCP 546, session 2007-08). It follows an NAO report on the same topic published as HCP 241, session 2007-08 (ISBN 9780102952964). In general, violent crime has fallen in recent years, but mores serious violent offences, such as homicide and wounding, have not fallen as swiftly. The number of recorded crimes involving a firearm doubled between 1998-99 and 2005-06, as did the number of 15-17 year olds convicted of carrying a knife in public. The Committee has set out a number of conclusions and recommendations, including: that only since 2007 has it been mandatory for the police to record the presence of a knife at the scene of a crime; that the majority of victims of violent crime treated in A & E units did not report their injuries to the police; that the Committee believes that the Home Office and the Department of Health should jointly establish a national system for the automatic sharing of depersonalised violent crime data between hospitals, police and the Crime & Disorder Reduction Partnerships; that the Department has made little progress since 2005 in managing to distribute funding for tackling violent crime to the Crime & Disorder Reduction Partnerships; that the Home Office has a limited understanding of the nature of gang membership and activity and how such activity has changed over time; that only one third of the Crime & Disorder Reduction Partnerships had developed written strategies to tackle violent crime and that they also lacked the analytical capacity needed to assess the data they collect on violent crime in their locality.
In Peterborough a new neo - Georgian took place on the fringes of existing
settlement , although Town Hall , designed by Berry Webber ... 3 N. Pevsner ,
Bedfordshire , Huntingdonshire and Peterborough , 326–7 ; Tebbs ,
Peterborough , 183 .
Author: William Ryland Dent Adkins
Publisher: Victoria County History
This latest volume in the history of Northamptonshire covers the history of its industry in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including, of course, its most celebrated products: boots and shoes. Particular attention is given to the impact of industrial development upon the infrastructure, topography and environment of the county.