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Huddersfield in 50 Buildings
Huddersfield in 50 Buildings

Huddersfield in 50 Buildings

In 50 Buildings

HISTORY

96 Pages, 6.5 x 9.25

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $33.95)

Publication Date: June 2019

ISBN 9781445679815

Rights: US & CA

Amberley Publishing (Jun 2019)

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Overview

Famous as the birthplace of rugby league and of former Prime Minister Harold Wilson as well as being the childhood home of Herbert Asquith, Huddersfield rose to prominence during the Industrial Revolution as a major center of textile production. Evidence of the town's prosperity during the Victorian era can still be seen in the many fine 19th-century buildings that can be found around the center, and in the fact that Huddersfield boasts the third highest number of listed buildings in the country. Huddersfield in 50 Buildings explores the history of this West Yorkshire town through a selection of its greatest architectural treasures. From the magnificent railway station to the stunning new Oastler Buildings, home to the University's Law School and School of Music, this unique study celebrates Huddersfield's architectural heritage in a new and accessible way. Local author and historian, Christopher Marsden, and professional photographer, Andrew Caveney, guide the reader on a tour of the town's historic buildings and modern architectural landmarks.

Author Biography

Christopher Marsden is an architectural researcher, historian, and writer. His research is credited in many recent titles including The Buildings of Huddersfield, The Villas of Edgerton, and Pevsner Architectural Guide; Yorkshire West Riding. He is currently working on an architectural biography of H G Ibberson FRIBA. He is the chair of the civic society. Andrew Caveney is a professional photographer. Having graduated with a BA (Hons) in Photography in 1988, he specializes in commercial and architectural photography. His work can be seen in many publications including The Villas of Edgerton and Pevsner Architectural Guide; Yorkshire West Riding.