This, the third volume in "The Buildings of Wales" series, covers the whole of historic Glamorgan, the major cities Cardiff and Swansea, the industrialized valleys, the Vale of Glamorgan and the Gower Peninsula, with its tracts of common land and sandy beaches. The work is illustrated with numerous maps, plans and photographs, and complemented by glossaries and indexes. "The Buildings of Wales", founded by Sir Nikolaus Pevsner (1902-83), documents and describes the architecture of the Principality in six regional volumes. In each one a gazetteer details all buildings of significance from Megalithic tombs and Bronze Age round barrows, to grand-century houses, Victorian domestic extravaganzas, great industrial centres and monumental public buildings. The countryside is explored, revealing chapels, stone farmhouses, isolated smallholdings and Celtic crosses.