Country Relics: An Account of Some Old Tools and Properties Once Belonging to English Craftsmen and Husbandmen Saved from Destruction and Now Described with their Users and their Stories

Country Relics: An Account of Some Old Tools and Properties Once Belonging to English Craftsmen and Husbandmen Saved from Destruction and Now Described with their Users and their Stories

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107600706
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/16/2011
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Part I. The Hermitage: 1. The hermitage; 2. The thatcher; 3. Thatching the hermitage; Part II. Stone-Work: 4. The kindest stone; 5. Quarrying roof stone; 6. Slatting the roof; 7. Regional stone roofs; 8. The quarryman; 9. Dry stone-walling; 10. Stone-breaking; Part III. Timber: 11. The hedger; 12. A bodger of the beech-woods; 13. The saw-pit; 14. Adze, Axe and Auger; Part IV. The Life of the Fields - I: 15. Threshing; 16. The waggon-team; 17. Ploughing; Part V. The Life of the Fields - II: 18. Sowing; 19. reaping; 20. The cow-yard; Part VI. Shepherding: 21. Shepherd's gear; 22. The shepherd's rise and fall; 23. Sheep-shearing; 24. The old shepherd; Part VII. The Craftswoman; Section 1. Lace: 25 The lace-maker; 26. Bobbins and pillow; 27. Making bucks point; Section 2. Gloves: 28. Gloveing; 29. The glover; Part VIII. Straw and Basket Work: 30. The dolly; 31. The deerhurst basket; 32. A basket-maker and his family; 33. Cultivating the rods; 34. Making the basket; Part IX. The Fireplace: 35. Home-made; 36. The kitchen; 37. Sixty years ago; 38. Kitchen things; Part X. Conclusion: 39. Rural regeneration; 40. 'Bygones'; Inventory of the objects in the hermitage mentioned in the text; Index.

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