From humble cottages and quintessential village houses to elegant manor houses, The Cotswold House is the first book to give a complete overview of the history, social and architectural, of the Cotswold home.
Characteristic features tie all these buildings together. Limestone, whether grey or cream, appears throughout Cotswold homes, its workability apparent in the
numerous mullioned windows, solid chimney stacks and fine doorways and porch heads.
This book considers the differing periods and styles and the characteristic features, illustrated throughout with examples from across the region and with a focus on individual details, from exterior features such as stone roofing, gables and chimneys, to interior features of timber work, fireplaces and furniture.
Dr Tim Jordan is a retired university lecturer at Oxford Brookes University. He has a long-term general interest in vernacular architecture and has become a member of the Oxford Buildings Record group. He lives in a Cotswold stone barn in Eynsham, Oxfordshire. Lionel Walrond discovered the Roman villas at Lufton and Low Ham when he was only seventeen years old. He was the curator of Stroud Museum and is well known as a lecturer and writer on customs, industrial archaeology and architectural history. He is now retired and lives in Stroud.