An Illustrated Guide to the Castles of England and Wales

Castles (1973)
Castles (1973)

I noted the launch of the new illustrated guides series in 1973. This is volume 6 in the same series, Castles: An Introduction to the Castles of England and Wales (London: HMSO, 1973). Price 35 p. The author is B.H. St. J. O’Neil, former Chief Inspector of Ancient Monuments. This is in effect the 2nd edition of the 1954 guide.

The guide has a section on ‘Some castles of especial interest’ and those under the care of the Department of the Environment are indicated. There is also a glossary and a set of plans.

The back of the guide announces the publication of Guide 3: East Anglia and Midlands (55 p), and paperbound and blockbound of 6: Scotland (30 p / 50 p).

Author: David Gill

David Gill is Honorary Professor in the Centre for Heritage at the University of Kent, and Honorary Research Fellow in the School of History and an Academic Associate in SISJAC at UEA; Professor of Archaeological Heritage.

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