The Splendour of Stone – How Stone has been used in British Architecture


Day course

Philip Wilkinson

16 April 2021


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This course will appeal to those interested in Architecture, Heritage, History and British travel.

An introduction to the variety of ways in which stone has been used in Britain’s buildings. The course examines stone buildings from great cathedrals and country houses to smaller buildings in town and country and shows how local stones – such as Herefordshire’s red sandstone, the Cotswolds’ golden limestone or shiny East Anglian flint – have shaped the character of the different parts of the country.

All comers welcome.

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Philip Wilkinson is the author of many books on architecture and history. He wrote a series of books to accompany the BBC2 series Restoration and Restoration Village and is the author of The English Buildings Book (publisher English Heritage), Fifty Architecture Ideas You Really Need To Know (Quercus), Phantom Architecture (Simon & Schuster) and Irreplaceable (Historic England). He explores buildings ceaselessly, recording discoveries on his blog ( and gives talks on architectural subjects