Originally published during the early part of the twentieth century, the Cambridge County Geographies were designed to provide a series of concise guides to British regions. Aimed at the general reader, they combined a comprehensive approach to various aspects of physical and human geography with an emphasis on clarity. This guide to Leicestershire by G. N. Pingriff was first published in 1920. The text is interspersed with numerous illustrative figures and also contains a list of the chief towns and villages within the county.
Table of Contents
Preface; 1. County and shire; 2. General characteristics. Position and natural conditions; 3. Size. Shape. Boundaries; 4. Surface and general features; 5. Watersheds and rivers; 6. Reservoirs and water supply; 7. Geology; 8. Natural history; 9. Climate and rainfall; 10. People - early inhabitants, place-names, population; 11. Agriculture; 12. Industries; 13. Mines and quarries; 14. History; 15. Antiquities; 16. Architecture - (a) ecclesiastical; 17. Architecture - (b) military and domestic; 18. Communications - (a) roads; 19. Communications - (b) canals and railways; 20. Administration and divisions; 21. Roll of honour; 22. The chief towns and villages of Leicestershire.