The making of the English landscape with an intorduction and commentary by Chris...

Name/Title

The making of the English landscape with an intorduction and commentary by Christopher Taylor.

Maker

Hoskins, W. G. (William George), 1908-

Maker Role

Author

Maker

Taylor, Christopher

Maker Role

Author

About this object

This epic of the English countryside, presented chronologically from pre-Roman to modern times, focuses on man's modifications of the environment as seen in England's hamlets, villges, and towns, past and present. Contents: Author's introduction -- The landscape before the English settlement: The pre-Roman landscape. Western farmsteads and fields. Roman Britain -- The English settlement: Villages and their fields. Hamlets. The shape of villages. Some Anglo-Saxon estate boundaries. The Scandinavian settlement -- The colonisation of medieval England: The landscape in 1086. The clearing of the woodlands. Marsh, fen and moor. Buildings in the landscape -- the Black Death and after: The abandonment of villages. New colonisation. New Buildings -- Tudor to Georgian England: The landscape in 1500. The enclosure of the Midland fields. The flowering of rural England. Country houses and parks -- Parliamentary enclosure and the landscape: The extent of the enclosure. The date of the Parliamentary enclosure. The new landscape. The fields. Hedgerows and trees. Roads. Farmhouses -- The Industrial Revolution and the landscape: The early industrial landscape. Water-power and the early mills. Steam-power and slums -- Roads, canals and railways: Roads . Canals. Railways -- The landscape of towns: The planned town. The open-field town. The market-town -- The landscape today. Bibiography pp. 143-249.

Date Made

1962

Publisher

Guild

Publication Place

London

Subject and Association Keywords

Human ecology -- England -- History

Subject and Association Keywords

Landscape -- England -- History

Subject and Association Keywords

England -- Historical geography

Named Collection

Thomas & Bridget Gallagher Library

Object Type

Book

Object number

2014.3.0764

Spine Label

914.2 HOS

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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