Alton Towers - Past & Present

Alton Towers - Past & Present

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Following the history of the building of Alton Towers from its early beginnings in the 18th Century as Alveton Lodge, its extension in Gothic Revival Style for the Earl of Shrewsbury as Alton Abbey & shortly after the influence of AWN Pugin who extended it further into what is known as Alton Towers.

At this point it became one of the largest privately owned houses in the country.

This is a carefully revised 2nd edition includes a new section on the on-going important restoration by the owners of the theme park.

The author is a recognized authority on the Gothic Revival Style and has written several books on the subject.