The Windrush Valley – A guide to the rivers, towns and villages. The latest tiel from Amberley publishing.
A fascinating look at the history of the River Windrush and a comprehensive guide to the towns and villages along its route.
The Windrush Valley: By Mark Child
The Windrush is the largest and longest of the Cotswold rivers, running for about forty miles through parts of Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire. This book offers a description of the river, of its past uses and the countryside through which it passes and then goes on to describe all thirty-six towns and villages along its course, giving descriptions of the history and architecture of every place.
Locations covered are: Snowshill, Taddington, Cutsdean, Ford, Temple Guiting, Kineton, Barton, Guiting Power, Naunton, Upper Slaughter, Lower Slaughter, Bourton-on-the-Water, Wyck Rissington, Upper Rissington, Little Rissington, Great Rissington, Clapton-on-the-Hill, Sherborne, Great Barrington, Windrush, Little Barrington, Taynton, Upton, Burford, Fulbrook, Widford, Swindbrook, Asthall, Minster Lovell, Crawley, Witney, Cogges, Ducklington, Hardwick, Stanton Harcourt and Standlake.
Illustrated throughout with the author’s own photographs, this is an invaluable guide to a beautiful area of England.
About the author
Mark Child is a historian and architectural topographical writer. His books include Discovering Church Architecture; Discovering Churchyards; The County Guide to Wiltshire; English Church Architecture: A Visual Guide; and Churches and Churchyards. He has edited a publication on archaeology and ancient history, written three books about historic boats, and two – Aspects of Swindon History and Swindon An Illustrated History – on his home town. He is well known for his articles over many years on towns and villages for Archant Life magazines, particularly Cotswold Life.
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