A History of the South Yorkshire Countryside

A History of the South Yorkshire Countryside

by David Hey


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South Yorkshire has some of the most varied countryside in England, ranging from the Pennine moors and the wooded hills and valleys in the west to the estate villages on the magnesian limestone escarpment and the lowlands in the east. Each of these different landscapes has been shaped by human activities over the centuries. This book tells the story of how the present landscape was created. It looks at buildings, fields, woods and moorland, navigable rivers and industrial remains, and the intriguing place-names that are associated with them.

Chapters include:

The Oldest Parish Churches
Monasteries and their Granges
Pennine Farms
Wombwell Ings and Old Moor
Inland Waterways
Wentworth Castle
Cannon Hall and its Park
Coal Mining and many more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781473834354
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publication date: 08/19/2015
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 851,057
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

David Hey is Emeritus Professor of Local and Family History at the University of Sheffield. He is President of the British Association for Local History and the Chairman of the British Record Society. He grew up in the Penistone district and he and his wife live at Dronfield Woodhouse. He is the author of numerous books and articles, including A History of the Peak District Moors, which Pen & Sword published in 2014.

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