In the sixth century, foreign invaders discovered a “treasure” of a resource buried beneath the rugged green hills of Brassington Valley and Carsington Pasture: lead ore. The mineral that they unearthed was to shape the history of the Derbyshire village for centuries to come. Illustrated with more than 50 photographs, this book traces the development of Brassington from its prehistoric origins as a small farming settlement to the time when it was controlled by extravagant Roman landowners and pillaged by fierce Scandinavian warriors, through to the 17th and 18th centuries, when it became a prosperous center for the lead-mining industry. Providing a fascinating insight into mining history, the book also shows how the growth of industry impacted the villagers' lives and is sure to appeal to anyone interested in the fascinating heritage of the Derbyshire Peaks.
|Publisher:||The History Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Ron Slack is a keen local historian with a long-standing interest in genealogy and family trees. His meticulous research into the history of mining, combined with his attention to individuals in history, are both encompassed in his latest title.
Table of Contents
1 The First People 9
2 Medieval Brassington 22
3 Out of the Middle Ages 36
4 Earl George 52
5 Squires, Yeomen and the Poorer Sort 58
6 Manor, Church and State 73
7 Groovers and their Barmasters 85
8 A Workaday Village 101
9 Chapels, Schools and House of Industry 117
10 Transformation 140