124 pages, 160 illustrations (plans and pictures, colour & b&w)

This books is a comprehensive guide to the history and architecture of castellated buildings from the late 11th century to the mid 16th century in the counties of Kent, Surrey and Sussex. An introduction describes the development of fortified buildings in these counties as they were before the boundary changes saw parts of Kent and Surrey absorbed into London. Eighty buildings in the three counties are described in detail with the aid of old and new photographs, prints, and plans reproduced to a set of common scales. This book includes motte and bailey sites, castles of stone and/or brick, moated or embattled manor houses, town defences and 16th century coastal blockhouses and artillery forts.

This title of 2016 amalgamates what were originally three separate titles in a set completed in begun in 1988 and completed in 2002 which covered all of England’s castles. With this book’s release the eighteen-volume set was reduced to sixteen volumes. Other titles cover: Northumberland, Durham, Yorkshire, Lancashire & Cheshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Herefordshire & Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire, Wessex, Devon & Cornwall, Thames Valley & The Chilterns and East Anglia. Stocks are low of some of these, and the volumes for Cumbria and East Midlands are now out of print. Enquire for prices/availability details.

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