Woking in 50 Buildings, Paperback Book

Description

From humble beginnings Woking grew with the opening of the Wey Navigation Canal in the mid-seventeenth century, carrying traffic from Guildford to the River Thames, then more significantly with the arrival of the railway in 1838 and subsequent development of 'New Woking' in the mid-nineteenth century.

Today it is a prosperous commuter townWoking in 50 Buildings examines the proud and distinctive history of the town through a selection of its greatest architectural treasures.

From the Shah Jahan Mosque, built in 1889 and the first ever purpose-built mosque in western Europe, to 'The Lightbox', an impressive new arts and heritage centre, this unique study celebrates the town's architectural heritage in a new and accessible way.

Local author and historian Marion Field guides the reader on a tour of the town's historic buildings and modern architectural marvels.

Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96 pages, 120 Illustrations, unspecified
  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: History of architecture
  • ISBN: 9781445665382

£14.99

£10.19

 
Free Home Delivery

on all orders

 
Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Also in the In 50 Buildings series   |  View all