this book is a comprehensive guide to the history and architecture of city castles and tower houses in Lancashire and Cheshire.
It uses the old boundaries, except that the castles of the district of Furness appear in a previous volume in this series about Cumbria.
This book includes motte and bailey earthworks, fortified houses, and town defences.
Following an introduction describing the development of the buildings are two gazetteers illustrated with plans, photographs and drawings.
Published in 2001
Contains 40 pages with 60 illustrations