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front cover Thames Valley and the Chilterns
the gatehouse at Donnington Castle, Berkshirethe Byward Tower at the Tower of Londonmap of the castles contained in the Thames Valley and Chilterns book

The Castles of the Thames Valley and the Chilterns


This book is a comprehensive guide to the history and architecture of 115 castellated buildings dating from the late 11th century to the late 15th century within the counties of Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire and London north of the Thames.

Following an introduction describing the development of fortified buildings in these areas are six gazetteers illustrated with many plans and photographs.

The book includes castles of stone and brick, motte and bailey castles which only ever had earth and timber defences, moated or embattled manor houses, tower houses and town defences.

Published 2002

Contains 80 pages with 118 illustrations.

ISBN 1-871731-58-5

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Weight 0.26 kg