English Villages

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BoD – Books on Demand, 2010 - Architecture - 260 pages
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"A popular and readable sketch of the history of our villages." Dealing with characteristic features of English villages, such as prehistoric remains and Roman relics, churches, monasteries, the village inn, village folklore and superstitions and many more. Originally publlished in 1901.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
PREHISTORIC REMAINS
8
TUMULI OR BARROWS
19
PIT AND PILE DWELLINGS
26
CROMLECHS CAMPS AND EARTHWORKS
33
ROMAN RELICS
43
ANGLOSAXON VILLAGES
56
SAXON RELICS
69
PARISH CHURCHES
153
CHURCH PLATE
166
MONUMENTAL EFFIGIES AND BRASSES
173
THE PARISH CHEST
180
STAINED GLASS TILES AND MURAL PAINTINGS
188
CHURCH BELLS
202
THE MEDIAEVAL VILLAGE
209
VILLAGE SPORTS AND PASTIMES
222

ENGLISH ARCHITECTURE
79
NORMAN VILLAGES AND THE DOMESDAY BOOK
102
NORMAN CASTLES
108
MONASTERIES
124
THE MANORHOUSE
138
THE VILLAGE INN
233
VILLAGE SUPERSTITIONS AND FOLKLORE
241
APPENDIX
250
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