Exploring Villages

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Why do villages in Britain look as they do? How can we tell the age and the heritage of their buildings? Why are they so positioned, and what can we learn from surviving features about sites and structures which no longer exist? Exploring Villages, one of the classic texts for the study of local history, answers these and many other questions, bringing the past alive by explaining the significance and the history of the various elements to be found in today's villages. In successive chapters it discusses the ...
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Why do villages in Britain look as they do? How can we tell the age and the heritage of their buildings? Why are they so positioned, and what can we learn from surviving features about sites and structures which no longer exist? Exploring Villages, one of the classic texts for the study of local history, answers these and many other questions, bringing the past alive by explaining the significance and the history of the various elements to be found in today's villages. In successive chapters it discusses the natural landscape and the imprint which men and women have made on it. Farms, fields, hedges, roads, houses, schools, churches, and even oral testimony are discussed and explained, allowing any reader to form a better understanding of their own or a local village, although much of the information is of relevance to the town as well.
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Finberg (1910-95) specialized in local history and topography, and her classic text has rarely been out of print since its first publication. She explains how British villages look as they do, how to tell the age and heritage of their buildings, why they are positioned as they are, and what the surviving features can indicate about those that are gone. The latest edition includes an introduction by Trevor Rowley (Villages in the Landscape) and Finberg's original drawings and photographs. Distributed in the US by Books International. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780750919173
  • Publisher: Sutton Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/28/1998
  • Series: History Handbooks Series
  • Pages: 252
  • Product dimensions: 6.72 (w) x 9.57 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Table of Contents

Author's Note
Introduction
I In Praise of Curiosity 1
II All Shapes and Sizes 5
III Taking Possession 24
IV A Goodly Heritage 49
V Daily Bread 63
VI The Buildings: Villagers at Home 103
VII The Buildings: Public Places 143
VIII The Church 155
IX Power in the Land 191
X The Modern World 216
XI The Spoken Word 241
Index 246
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