Stamford has a reputation for being one of England's finest stone towns. It has a happy mix of medieval and Georgian architecture that was untouched by the Industrial Revolution or later large-scale developments, so its central core has survived remarkably intact. Its architecture is outstanding, and for this reason, in 1967, it became the country's first conservation area. In recent years the town has become a popular tourist destination for both home and overseas visitors.
Stamford in 50 Buildings explores the history of this Lincolnshire town through a selection of its greatest architectural treasures, from medieval churches to picturesque town centre buildings. Follow local author Chris Davies as he guides us on a tour of the town's most notable buildings.
Christopher Davies has lived in Stamford for almost forty years, and for much of that time has been involved in research projects connected with the town's history. Professionally he has spent many years in vocational education and training; he has also taught local history in adult education and for the WEA in both Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire. He is current chairman of the Stamford Survey Group. Previous publications include Stamford Past and Stamford and the Civil War. He has also contributed articles to the Stamford Historian.