The Building of the Green Valley: A Reconstruction of an Early 17th-Century Rural Landscape

The Building of the Green Valley: A Reconstruction of an Early 17th-Century Rural Landscape

by Stuart Peachey

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Overview

This book presents the story of the construction of the 17th century historical landscape used in the BBC2 television series 'Tales from the Green Valley'. On one level it is the tale of a bizarre social project carried out by some 400 muscular historians, re-enactors, international volunteers, cavers and mountain climbers. On another it provides a detailed account of the development of a valuable experimental history project with wide educational and research applications, on a minimal budget. It catalogues a unique restoration of a derelict historic farming landscape, from buildings and field boundaries to woodlands and weed patterns, and describes its current management, on a social farming basis, with livestock co-operatives and adopted orchards.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781905223138
Publisher: Heritage Publications
Publication date: 02/24/2011
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Part 1

1 Little Woodham, Gosport 1

2 The Road to the Valley 11

3 Restoration 19

4 Plans, Planning and Planners 33

5 Under the Shadow 41

6 Excavating the Main Buildings 59

7 Restoring the Landscape 73

8 Reconstructing the Main Buildings 105

9 The Year of Filming 137

Part 2

10 Finding the Past 153

11 Orchards and Gardens 171

12 Wildlife 181

13 Financing the Valley 187

14 Organisations and Societies: Their Links with the Valley 191

Appendix: The Builders of the Green Valley 199

Bibliography 207

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