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The Penguin BUILDINGS OF ENGLAND Series


'BE' 1 - 46





The Buildings of England was a major project under the editorship and authorship of Nikolaus Pevsner. BE1, the first volume, was published in July 1951 and was on Cornwall. Although about 30,000 copies of the early books were printed, sales were disappointing. However Pevsner managed to get sponsorship and the series survived until 1974 with the publication of BE46 on Staffordshire. After that, the series broadened to encompass other parts of the British Isles.

Dust Jackets are also shown where they are different from the paper cover.



Information and cover photographs of the Penguin BUILDINGS OF ENGLAND series:

Number: BE1

Dust Jacket
Series No.: BE1
Title: CORNWALL
Author: Nikolaus Pevsner
Illustrations: 64 pages of black-and-white photographic plates; map of area (before title page)
Date Published: 26 July 1951
Pages: 256pp. +64pp.
Printer: William Clowes and Sons Ltd
Price: 3/6d.


Image of 1957 dust jacket
Number: BE2
Series No.: BE2
Title: NOTTINGHAMSHIRE
Author: Nikolaus Pevsner
Illustrations: 64 pages of black-and-white photographic plates; map of area (before title page)
Date Published: 26 July 1951
Pages: 256pp. +64pp.
Printer: William Clowes and Sons Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
Number: BE3

Dust Jacket
Series No.: BE3
Title: MIDDLESEX
Author: Nikolaus Pevsner
Illustrations: 64 pages of black-and-white photographic plates; map of area (before title page)
Date Published: October 1951
Pages: 208pp. +64pp.
Printer: William Clowes and Sons Ltd
Price: 3/6d.


Image of 1954 dust jacket
Number: BE4

Dust Jacket
Series No.: BE4
Title: NORTH DEVON
Author: Nikolaus Pevsner
Illustrations: 48 pages of black-and-white photographic plates; fold out map of area glued to inside back cover
Date Published: June 1952
Pages: 200pp. +48pp.
Printer: William Clowes and Sons Ltd
Price: 3/6d.


Image of 1957 dust jacket
Number: BE5
Series No.: BE5
Title: SOUTH DEVON
Author: Nikolaus Pevsner
Illustrations: 80 pages of black-and-white photographic plates; fold out map of area glued to inside back cover
Date Published: June 1952
Pages: 352pp. +64pp.
Printer: William Clowes and Sons Ltd
Price: 4/6d.
Number: BE6
Series No.: BE6
Title: LONDON (Volume II) except the Cities of London and Westminster
Author: Nikolaus Pevsner
Illustrations: 64 pages of black-and-white photographic plates; map of area (before title page)
Date Published: July 1952
Pages: 496pp. +64pp.
Printer: William Clowes and Sons Ltd
Price: 6/-
Number: BE7
Series No.: BE7
Title: HERTFORDSHIRE
Author: Nikolaus Pevsner
Illustrations: 64 pages of black-and-white photographic plates; map of area (before title page)
Date Published: July 1953
Pages: 320pp. +64pp.
Printer: William Clowes and Sons Ltd
Price: 4/6d.
Number: BE8
Series No.: BE8
Title: DERBYSHIRE
Author: Nikolaus Pevsner
Illustrations: 64 pages of black-and-white photographic plates; map of area (before title page)
Date Published: June 1953
Pages: 288pp. +64pp.
Printer: William Clowes and Sons Ltd
Price: 4/6d.
Number: BE9
Series No.: BE9
Title: COUNTY DURHAM
Author: Nikolaus Pevsner
Illustrations: 64 pages of black-and-white photographic plates; map of area (before title page)
Date Published: May 1953
Pages: 288pp. +64pp.
Printer: William Clowes and Sons Ltd
Price: 4/6d.
Number: BE10

Dust Jacket
Series No.: BE10
Title: CAMBRIDGESHIRE
Author: Nikolaus Pevsner
Illustrations: 72 pages of black-and-white photographic plates; maps of area (before title page)
Date Published: November 1954
Pages: 456pp. +72pp.
Printer: William Clowes and Sons Ltd
Price: 5/-
Number: BE11

Dust Jacket
Series No.: BE11
Title: ESSEX
Author: Nikolaus Pevsner
Illustrations: 64 pages of black-and-white photographic plates; maps of area (before title page)
Date Published: June 1954
Pages: 448pp. +64pp.
Printer: William Clowes and Sons Ltd
Price: 5/-
Number: BE12

Dust Jacket
Series No.: BE12
Title: LONDON (Volume I) The Cities of London and Westminster
Author: Nikolaus Pevsner
Illustrations: 96 pages of black-and-white photographic plates; 4 maps of area (before title page)
Date Published: April 1957
Pages: 636pp. +96pp.
Printer: William Clowes and Sons Ltd; Collogravure plates by Harrison and Sons Ltd
Price: 15/-
Number: BE13

Dust Jacket
Series No.: BE13
Title: NORTH SOMERSET AND BRISTOL
Author: Nikolaus Pevsner
Illustrations: 72 pages of black-and-white photographic plates; map of area
Date Published: March 1958
Pages: 512pp. + 72pp.
Printer: William Clowes and Sons Ltd; Collogravure plates by Harrison and Sons Ltd
Price: 10/6d.
Number: BE14

Dust Jacket
Series No.: BE14
Title: SOUTH AND WEST SOMERSET
Author: Nikolaus Pevsner
Illustrations: 56 pages of black-and-white photographic plates; map of area (before title page)
Date Published: May 1958
Pages: 400pp. +56pp.
Printer: William Clowes and Sons Ltd; Collogravure plates by Harrison and Sons Ltd
Price: 8/6d.
Number: BE15

Dust Jacket
Series No.: BE15
Title: NORTHUMBERLAND
Author: Nikolaus Pevsner with notes on the Roman Antiquities by Ian A. Richmond
Illustrations: 64 pages of black-and-white photographic plates; map of area (before title page)
Date Published: November 1957
Pages: 368pp. +64pp.
Printer: William Clowes and Sons Ltd; Collogravure plates by Harrison and Sons Ltd
Price: 8/6d.
Number: BE16

Dust Jacket
Series No.: BE16
Title: SHROPSHIRE
Author: Nikolaus Pevsner
Illustrations: 64 pages of black-and-white photographic plates; map of area
Date Published: October 1958
Pages: 368pp. + 64pp.
Printer: William Clowes and Sons Ltd; Collogravure plates by Harrison and Sons Ltd
Price: 8/6d.
Number: BE17

Dust Jacket

Dust Jacket of later reprint

Series No.: BE17
Title: YORKSHIRE: THE WEST RIDING
Author: Nikolaus Pevsner
Illustrations: 72 pages of black-and-white photographic plates; map of area
Date Published: May 1959
Pages: 608pp. +72pp.
Price: 10/6d.


Third image of 1967 edition (revised by Enid Radcliffe)
Number: BE18

Dust Jacket
Series No.: BE18
Title: LEICESTERSHIRE AND RUTLAND
Author: Nikolaus Pevsner
Illustrations: 40 pages of black-and-white photographic plates; map of area (before title page)
Date Published: February 1960
Pages: 384pp. +40pp.
Printer: William Clowes and Sons Ltd; Collogravure plates by Harrison and Sons Ltd
Price: 10/6d.
Number: BE19

Dust Jacket
Series No.: BE19
Title: BUCKINGHAMSHIRE
Author: Nikolaus Pevsner
Date Published: August 1960
Illustrations: 64 pages of black-and-white photographic plates; map of area (before title page)
Date Published: August 1960
Pages: 344pp. +64pp.
Printer: William Clowes and Sons Ltd; Collogravure plates by Harrison and Sons Ltd
Price: 10/6d.
Number: BE20

Dust Jacket
Series No.: BE20
Title: SUFFOLK
Author: Nikolaus Pevsner
Illustrations: 64 pages of black-and-white photographic plates; map of area (before title page)
Date Published: February 1961
Pages: 516pp. +64pp.
Printer: William Clowes and Sons Ltd; Collogravure plates by Harrison and Sons Ltd
Price: 12/6d.
Number: BE21

Dust Jacket
Series No.: BE21
Title: SURREY
Author: Nikolaus Pevsner with Ian Nairn
Illustrations: 64 pages of black-and-white photographic plates; map of area (before title page)
Date Published: April 1962
Pages: 512pp. +64pp.
Printer: William Clowes and Sons Ltd; Collogravure plates by Harrison and Sons Ltd
Price: 21/-
Number: BE22

Dust Jacket
Series No.: BE22
Title: NORTHAMPTONSHIRE
Author: Nikolaus Pevsner
Illustrations: 64 pages of black-and-white photographic plates; map of area (before title page)
Date Published: August 1961
Pages: 512pp. +64pp.
Printer: William Clowes and Sons Ltd; Collogravure plates by Harrison and Sons Ltd
Price: 15/-
Number: BE23

Dust Jacket
Series No.: BE23
Title: NORTH-EAST NORFOLK AND NORWICH
Author: Nikolaus Pevsner
Illustrations: 64 pages of black-and-white photographic plates; map of area (before title page)
Date Published: June 1962
Pages: 392pp. +64pp.
Printer: William Clowes and Sons Ltd
Price: 16/-
Number: BE24
Dust Jacket
Series No.: BE24
Title: NORTH-WEST AND SOUTH NORFOLK
Author: Nikolaus Pevsner
Illustrations: 64 pages of black-and-white photographic plates; map of area (before title page)
Date Published: June 1962
Pages: 448pp. +64pp.
Printer: William Clowes and Sons Ltd
Price: 16/-
Number: BE25

Dust Jacket
Series No.: BE25
Title: HEREFORDSHIRE
Author: Nikolaus Pevsner
Illustrations: 104 black-and white photographic plates on 64 pages; map of area (before title page)
Date Published: April 1963
Pages: 368pp.+ 64pp.
Printer: William Clowes and Sons Ltd; Gravure plates by Clarke and Sherwell Ltd
Price: 16/-
Number: BE26

Dust Jacket
Series No.: BE26
Title: WILTSHIRE
Author: Nikolaus Pevsner, with notes on the prehistoric and Roman antiquities by Derek Simpson
Illustrations: 103 black-and white photographic plates on 64 pages; map of area (before title page)
Date Published: June 1963
Pages: 584pp.+ 64pp.
Printer: William Clowes and Sons Ltd; Gravure plates by Clarke and Sherwell Ltd
Price: 21/-
Number: BE27

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Series No.: BE27
Title: LINCOLNSHIRE
Authors: Nikolaus Pevsner and John Harris
Illustrations: 105 black-and white photographic plates on 64 pages; map of area (before title page)
Date Published: September 1964
Pages: 768pp.+ 64pp.
Printer: William Clowes and Sons Ltd; Gravure plates by Clarke and Sherwell Ltd
Price: 27/6d.
Number: BE28
Series No.: BE28
Title: SUSSEX
Authors: Ian Nairn and Nikolaus Pevsner
Illustrations: black-and white photographic plates on 64 pages; map of area (before title page)
Date Published: June 1965
Pages: 704pp.+ 64pp.
Printer: William Clowes and Sons Ltd; Gravure plates by Clarke and Sherwell Ltd
Price: 35/- (hardback)
Number: BE29
Series No.: BE29
Title: YORKSHIRE: THE NORTH RIDING
Author: Nikolaus Pevsner
Illustrations: 95 black-and white photographic plates on 64 pages; map of area (before title page)
Date Published: February 1966
Pages: 456pp.+ 64pp.
Printer: William Clowes and Sons Ltd; Collogravure plates by Harrison and Sons Ltd
Price: 30/- (hardback)
Number: BE30
Series No.: BE30
Title: BERKSHIRE
Author: Nikolaus Pevsner
Illustrations: 101 black-and white photographic plates on 64 pages; map of area (before title page)
Date Published: March 1966
Pages: 360pp.+ 64pp.
Printer: William Clowes and Sons Ltd; Gravure plates by Clarke and Sherwell Ltd
Price: 25/-
Number: BE31
Series No.: BE31
Title: WARWICKSHIRE
Author: Nikolaus Pevsner with Alexandra Wedgwood
Illustrations: 93 black-and white photographic plates on 64 pages; map of area (before title page)
Date Published: July 1966
Pages: 534pp.+ 64pp.
Printer: William Clowes and Sons Ltd; Photogravure plates by D. H. Greaves Ltd
Price: 30/- (hardback)
Number: BE32
Series No.: BE32
Title: HAMPSHIRE AND THE ISLE OF WIGHT
Author: Nikolaus Pevsner with David Lloyd
Illustrations: 99 black-and white photographic plates on 64 pages; map of area (before title page)
Cover illustration: wall painting of the 'Deposition', c. 1230, Chapel of the Holy Sepulchre, Winchester Cathedral (front cover)
Cover design: by Alan Spain
Date Published: March 1967
Pages: 848pp.+ 64pp.
Printer: [1985 reprint by Butler and Tanner Ltd
Price: 42/- (hardback)
Image of 1985 reprint
Number: BE33
Series No.: BE33
Title: CUMBERLAND AND WESTMORLAND
Author: Nikolaus Pevsner
Illustrations: 100 black-and white photographic plates on 64 pages; map of area (before title page)
Cover illustration: peacock frieze by M. H. Baillie Scott, 1900, in the Hall of Blackwell School, Bowness-on-Windermere, Westmorland (front cover)
Date Published: August 1967
Pages: 340pp.+ 64pp.
Printer: William Clowes and Sons Ltd; Gravure plates by Harrison and Sons Ltd
Price: 25/-
Number: BE34
Series No.: BE34
Title: BEDFORDSHIRE AND THE COUNTY OF HUNTINGDON AND PETERBOROUGH
Author: Nikolaus Pevsner
Illustrations: 105 black-and white photographic plates on 64 pages; map of area (before title page)
Cover illustration: church facade, 1714, Little Gidding, Huntingdon and Peterborough (front cover)
Date Published: April 1968
Pages: 416pp.+ 64pp.
Printer: William Clowes and Sons Ltd; Gravure plates by Harrison and Sons Ltd
Price: 35/- (hardback)
Number: BE35
Series No.: BE35
Title: WORCESTERSHIRE
Author: Nikolaus Pevsner
Date Published: July 1968
Illustrations: 103 black-and white photographic plates on 64 pages; map of area (before title page)
Cover illustration: monument to King John c. 1230, front, Worcester Cathedral (front cover)
Date Published: July 1968
Pages: 384pp.+ 64pp.
Printer: William Clowes and Sons Ltd; Gravure plates by Harrison and Sons Ltd
Price: £1.75 35/-
Number: BE36
Series No.: BE36
Title: SOUTH LANCASHIRE
Author: Nikolaus Pevsner
Illustrations: 99 black-and white photographic plates on 64 pages; map of area (before title page)
Cover illustration: shows Bolton Hall (front cover)
Date Published: July 1969
Pages: 480pp.+ 64pp.
Printer: William Clowes and Sons Ltd; Gravure plates by Harrison and Sons Ltd
Price: 35/- (hardback)
Number: BE37
Series No.: BE37
Title: NORTH LANCASHIRE
Author: Nikolaus Pevsner
Illustrations: 96 black-and white photographic plates on 64 pages; map of area (before title page)
Cover illustration: Cartmel Priory west screen, 1618-23; photo by Nelson Christmas(front cover)
Date Published: July 1969
Pages: 320pp.+ 64pp.
Printer: William Clowes and Sons Ltd; Gravure plates by Harrison and Sons Ltd
Price: £30/-
Number: BE38
Series No.: BE38
Title: WEST KENT AND THE WEALD
Author: John Newman
Edited: by Nikolaus Pevsner
Illustrations: 100 black-and white photographic plates on 64 pages; map of area (before title page)
Cover illustration: detail of end wall, Larkfield Bradbourne completed 1713-15 (front cover)
Date Published: 1970 [printed date: 1969]
Pages: 648pp.+ 64pp.
Printer: William Clowes and Sons Ltd; Gravure plates by Harrison and Sons Ltd
Price: £2.25 45/-
Number: BE39
Series No.: BE39
Title: NORTH EAST AND EAST KENT
Author: John Newman
Edited: by Nikolaus Pevsner
Illustrations: 104 black-and white photographic plates on 64 pages; map of area (before title page)
Cover illustration: Westgate, Canterbury, 1375-81 (front cover)
Date Published: 1969
Pages: 530pp.+ 64pp.
Printer: William Clowes and Sons Ltd; Gravure plates by Harrison and Sons Ltd
Price: £2.10 42/-
Number: BE40
Series No.: BE40
Title: GLOUCESTERSHIRE: THE COTSWOLDS
Author: David Verey
Edited: by Nikolaus Pevsner
Illustrations: 103 black-and white photographic plates on 64 pages; map of area (before title page)
Cover illustration: table-tombs, Painswick Church, 17th and 18th Centuries (front cover)
Date Published: 1970
Pages: 546pp.+ 64pp.
Printer: William Clowes and Sons Ltd; Gravure plates by Harrison and Sons Ltd
Price: £2.10 42/-
Number: BE41
Series No.: BE41
Title: GLOUCESTERSHIRE: THE VALE AND THE FOREST OF DEAN
Author: David Vasey
Edited: by Nikolaus Pevsner
Illustrations: 103 black-and white photographic plates on 64 pages; map of area (before title page)
Cover illustration: monument to Edward II, c.1330, Gloucester Cathedral (front cover)
Date Published: 1970
Pages: 458pp.+ 64pp.
Printer: William Clowes and Sons Ltd; Gravure plates by Harrison and Sons Ltd
Price: £2 40/-
Number: BE42
Series No.: BE42
Title: CHESHIRE
Author: Nikolaus Pevsner and Edward Hubbard
Edited: by Nikolaus Pevsner
Illustrations: 102 black-and white photographic plates on 64 pages; map of area (before title page)
Date Published: 1971
Pages: 448pp.+ 64pp.
Printer: William Clowes and Sons Ltd; Photogravure plates by D. H. Greaves Ltd
Price: £2.25
Number: BE43
Series No.: BE43
Title: YORKSHIRE: YORK AND THE EAST RIDING
Author: Nikolaus Pevsner with contributions from John Hutchinson
Edited jointly: by Nikolaus Pevsner and Judy Nairn
Illustrations: 101 black-and white photographic plates on 64 pages; map of area (before title page)
Cover illustration: detail of paintings of 40 Englsih Kings on the chancel ceiling of St Mary, Beverley, 1445 (front cover)
Date Published: 1972
Pages: 416pp.+ 64pp.
Printer: William Clowes and Sons Ltd; Photogravure plates by D. H. Greaves Ltd
Price: £2.10
Number: BE44
Series No.: BE44
Title: DORSET
Author: John Newman and Nikolaus Pevsner
Edited jointly: by Nikolaus Pevsner and Judy Nairn
Illustrations: 103 black-and white photographic plates on 64 pages; map of area (before title page)
Cover illustration: statue of George III by J. Hamilton, 1809, and corner of St Marys Street, Weymouth
Date Published: 1972
Pages: 356pp.+ 64pp.
Printer: William Clowes and Sons Ltd; Photogravure plates by D. H. Greaves Ltd
Price: £2.50
Number: BE45
Series No.: BE45
Title: OXFORDSHIRE
Author: Jennifer Sherwood and NikolauS Pevsner
Edited jointly: by Nikolaus Pevsner and Judy Nairn
Illustrations: 121 black-and white photographic plates on 80 pages; map of area (before title page)
Cover illustration: Iffley church c. 1170-80 (front cover)
Date Published: 1974
Pages: 936pp.+ 80pp.
Printer: William Clowes and Sons Ltd; Photogravure plates by D. H. Greaves Ltd
Price: £5.00
Number: BE46
Series No.: BE46
Title: STAFFORDSHIRE
Author: Nikolaus Pevsner
Edited jointly: by Nikolaus Pevsner and Judy Nairn
Illustrations: 104 black-and white photographic plates on 64 pages; map of area (before title page)
Cover illustration: Mausoleum, Trentham Park, by Charles Heathcote Tatham, 1807-08; photo by Michael Kaufman
Date Published: 1974
Pages: 376pp.+ 64pp.
Printer: William Clowes and Sons Ltd; Photogravure plates by D. H. Greaves Ltd
Price: £3.50
Number: BE47
Series No.: BE47
Title: LONDON 2: SOUTH
Author: Bridget Cherry and Nikolaus Pevsner
Illustrations: black-and white photographic plates on 64 pages;
Date Published: 29 September 1983
Pages: 816pp.+ 64pp.
Published with the aid of the Greater London Council
Number: BE48
Series No.: BE48
Title: LONDON 3: NORTH WEST
Author: Bridget Cherry and Nikolaus Pevsner
Illustrations: black-and white photographic plates on 64 pages;
Date Published: 11 November 1991
Pages: 808pp.+ 64pp.
Number: BE49
Series No.: BE49
Title: LONDON 4: NORTH
Author: Bridget Cherry and Nikolaus Pevsner
Illustrations: black-and white photographic plates on 64 pages; and 22 preliminary pages
Date Published: 5 November 1998
Pages: 808pp.+ 24pp.
Number: BE51
THE BUILDINGS OF WALES

Series No.: BE51 (on ISBN code)
Title: POWYS (MONTGOMERYSHIRE, RADNORSHIRE, BRECONSHIRE)
Author: Richard Haslam
Editorial adviser: Nikolaus Pevsner
Illustrations: 101 black-and white photographic plates on 64 pages; map of area (before title page)
Cover illustration: detail of the screen, c. 1500, Partrishow/Patrisio church (front cover)
Date Published: 1979
Pages: 436pp.+ 64pp.
Printer: Butler and Tanner Ltd
Price: £9.95 (1984)
Number: BE81
THE BUILDINGS OF IRELAND

Series No.: BE81 (on ISBN code)
Title: NORTHWEST ULSTER: THE COUNTIES OF LONDONDERRY, DONEGAL, FERMANAGH AND TYRONE
Author: Alistair Rowan
Editorial adviser: Nikolaus Pevsner
Illustrations: 130 black-and white photographic plates on 72 pages; map of area (before title page)
Cover illustration: Doe Castle, 16th and 17th Centuries (front cover)
Date Published: 1979
Pages: 568pp.+ 72pp.
Printer: Butler and Tanner Ltd
Price: £9.50 (1984)



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