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Published by H.M.S.O. in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Nunney Castle.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Originally published, 1957.

StatementS.E. Rigold.
SeriesAncient monuments and historic buildings, Official handbooks / Great Britain. Department of the Environment, Official handbooks (Great Britain. Department of the Environment)
The Physical Object
Pagination14p.,plate :
Number of Pages14
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21106780M
ISBN 10011670005X

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