New title from South Downs Book Series

We are delighted to announce that the next in our South Downs book series, Traditional SDNP-Traditional-Homes-coverHomes of the South Downs National Park by Annabelle Hughes, is now available to buy from the shops at our properties, some local book shops and online at £9.50 (+ £3 p&p where applicable).

An amazing collection of traditionally-built homes, ranging in age from 250 to over 700 years old, can be found within the bounds of the South Downs National Park. This guide aims to provide the tools for any visitor to become their own ‘House Detective’, through understanding how these buildings were constructed, how they have altered over the centuries, how earlier owners might have used them, and by looking at the differences between town and countryside. By appreciating the stories of such buildings you can help make sure they will still be there for future generations to wonder at.

Annabelle Hughes has lived in Horsham since 1970, and has nearly thirty years’ experience of investigating, analysing and making written records of buildings, mostly in West Sussex. In 1980 she joined the Wealden Buildings Study Group, and then embarked on the long road that led to her doctorate (1989) on timber-framed buildings in their historical setting.

The fifth book in the series, Churches of the South Downs National Park,by David Parsons and Robin Milner-Gulland, is expected to be out very soon, so check back here for updates.