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Birmingham's Victorian heritage is still surprisingly well preserved, despite much demolition during the twentieth century, and major redevelopment in the last few months and years. In this book Roy Thornton looks at a selection of the city's Victorian architecture, some of the lost buildings as well as the survivors to illustrate the range of building that took place during Birmingham's most prosperous decades. A wide range of old and new photographs, maps, plans, drawings and paintings are also included. Public buildings, churches, houses, industrial buildings, schools and hospitals are all discussed, together with a special study of Corporation Street - arguably the city centre's best-preserved Victorian thoroughfare."Victorian Buildings of Birmingham" will appeal to anyone interested in the history of Britain's second city.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780750938570
ISBN-10: 0750938579
Format: Paperback
(244mm x 172mm x 10mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Cliff Thornton

Roy Thornton was born and brought up in Birmingham and has lived and worked in the West Midlands ever since. He trained as an architect and ran his own architectural practice for over thirty years. Roy has now retired but is still an active member of many local groups, clubs and societies.

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