This second volume on Norfolk provides a comprehensive survey from prehistoric times to the present day. The 17th- and 18th-century treasures of King's Lynn are explored, as well as the market towns of Swaffham and Wymondham. Castle remains and medieval churches are also explored.
Sir Nikolaus Pevsner (1902-73), founder of the celebrated Buildings of England series, was one of the most learned and stimulating twentieth-century writers on art and architecture. Bill Wilson brings to this book an unparalleled knowledge of Norfolk's historic buildings, the result of fifteen years of investigation. Starting with an interest in medieval churches, his expertise now ranges over every type of Norfolk building, particularly the smaller houses in which the county is so rich. He was engaged in a resurvey of Listed buildings in Norfolk for the Department of the Environment, and since 1987 has worked as a historic building consultant, based in Norwich. He has carried out surveys of the buildings of 25 East Anglian towns for English Heritage, and has completed for the National Trust an examination of all their properties in the East Anglia region, as well as many surveys for private clients.