A Nation’s Heritage (London, 1920)

This was the last book written by Rawnsley.  Although published just before his death in May 1920, the book is a record of a tour made in June 1918 ‘to our National Trust possessions in the West of England’.  The tour was, in fact, Hardwicke’s honeymoon following his marriage to Eleanor Simpson on the 1 June. It is dedicated to:

The Memory of the First Duke of Westminster, of Miss Octavia Hill, and of Sir Robert Hunter, Without Whose Help the National Trust for Places of Historic Interest and Natural Beauty Would Not Easily Have Come Into Being.


Dinas Oleu, Barmouth (pp. 13-26)

Minchinhampton Common (pp. 27-37)

Kymin Hill, Monmouth (pp. 38-45)

Westbury College (pp. 46-52)

The Leigh Woods (pp. 53-58)

Tor Hill, Wells (pp. 59-64)

The Cheddar Gorge (pp. 65-73)

Muchelney and Barrington Court (pp. 74-89)

Nether Stowey (pp. 90-99)

The Holnicote Estate (pp. 100-108)

Winsford Hill (pp. 109-118)

Morte Point (pp. 119-130)

Barras Headland and the Old Post-Office, Tintagel (pp. 131-157)