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Essential guide to the buildings of Shropshire
on 14 October 2006
This book is the best guide I've come across if you want to explore the less well known parts of Shropshire (and that's pretty much all of it!). Every town, village and hamlet gets a section, with descriptions and histories of all significant buildings, so in some ways this is like the Pevsner guides, but made much more interesting by the inclusion of other, non architectural information about famous local people, or his opinions on the feel of the locality. There are lots of photos including some of local folk singers, a wedding couple, or just his dog by a picturesque spot. There are so many hidden country houses and hamlets down no through roads in Shropshire, that I've found this an invaluable guide to exploring the county by bicycle. Too big to go in the saddlebag, but fine for looking things up when I get back.