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The Country Houses of Devon by Hugh Meller (LLB 1963)

12 November 2015

Hugh Meller's book describes more than 400 of Devon’s most notable country houses in lively detail.

Exploring their owners, architectural histories, estates, ancillary buildings and gardens, Meller delves into the lives of Devon's country houses.

Over 1,000 old and new photographs, drawings, maps and sketch-plans, many published for the first time, illustrate the text.

Meller spent 26 years working for the National Trust in Devon, with responsibility for its historic buildings, and 15 years researching the houses in The Country Houses of DevonSignificantly, it is the first time that the county's more obscure country houses have been comprehensively recorded alongside those of greater renown.

Written, published, printed and bound in Devon, The Country Houses of Devon is available to buy online in hardback.