Which Darlington pub is the oldest purpose-built, railway pub in the world? In what year was the Darlington town clock (pictured) erected? How much of an influence did the Pease and Backhouse families have on the town?

These questions and more are answered in “Darlington in 50 Buildings” – a new book, which examines the history of the market town through a selection of its greatest architectural treasures.

In his latest book, local author and historian Chris Lloyd, whose previous books include “Memories of Darlington” and “Darlington in 100 Dates”, celebrates the buildings that have helped shape the town.

Over the 96 pages, Darlington in 50 Buildings provides an interesting insight into the history of the town’s most iconic buildings, from the 12th century Grade I-listed St Cuthbert’s Church to the grand Victorian Market Hall, accompanied by a selection of old and new photographs.

The book, which is the latest in the “In 50 Buildings” series, acts as a useful guide for tourists to the town, and is a must-read for local residents with an interest in architecture and heritage.

“Darlington in 50 Buildings” (RRP £14.99) was released on Friday, September 15th, 2017 and is available to purchase from Amberley Books and all good retailers.