This is the first book written by Nigel and published when he was 25 years of age. The book consists of pen drawings of the buildings plus details of both building and previous occupants.
All drawings are by Nigel but the cover, illustrated above, was designed by his 'best man' Eric Stevenson.
In later life Nigel considered it 'prentice work' and he referred to it as 'pretentious and incomplete'.
Importantly it was the start of an amazing literary career and he elaborated this volume when he produced his five volume 'Fortified House' series between 1962 and 1970.