Alec Clifton-Taylor’s knowledge of English buildings was prodigious,
stemming from his lifelong enthusiasm for studying them in immense detail
and meticulously recording his observations.
Buildings of Delight is the culmination of this love-affair with architecture –
his own choice of his hundred favourite buildings.
They range from castles and abbeys to mills and dovecots,
taking in great houses, farmhouses, churches, bridges and, of course, railway stations.
Some are famous, many are not.
All are described with the inimitable blend of scholarship and humour
which delighted millions of viewers of his BBC television series, Six English Towns.