"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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TUMULI OR BARROWS
PIT AND PILE DWELLINGS
CROMLECHS CAMPS AND EARTHWORKS
MONUMENTAL EFFIGIES AND BRASSES
THE PARISH CHEST
STAINED GLASS TILES AND MURAL PAINTINGS
THE MEDIAEVAL VILLAGE
VILLAGE SPORTS AND PASTIMES
NORMAN VILLAGES AND THE DOMESDAY BOOK
THE VILLAGE INN
VILLAGE SUPERSTITIONS AND FOLKLORE
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Abbey adorned altar ancient arch architecture barrows beautiful bell Berkshire Bishop bones brasses building built buried called carved castle cave Celtic Celts centre century chalice chamber chancel chapter-house churchwardens churchyard cross curious customs Decorated Decorated period destruction dolmens Domesday Domesday Book dwellings early effigies England English village erected feet figures flint forefathers frequently hall Hence Hocktide holy horses hypocausts implements inhabitants inscriptions king knight labour lake land large number lived lord lord’s loved manor manorial mediaeval memory monasteries monastic monks monuments mound names neighbourhood Neolithic Norman ornamented Oxfordshire painted Palaeolithic parish paten period Piers Ploughman pile dwellings plough Queen race record registers relics remains roads Roman roof round rude rustic Ryknield Street sanctus bell Saxon side Silchester silver sometimes stone stood story style tell tion town tree tumuli Uffington usually villeins walls witch