Thorps in a Changing Landscape
Univ of Hertfordshire Press, Mar 1, 2011 - History - 192 pages
Considering the minor settlements of England's Danelaw--villages known as thorps or throps--this history demonstrates how place-name evidence can be used to understand early cultures. By integrating linguistic and archaeological approaches, it establishes a compelling connection between the creation of these place-names and the fundamental changes taking place in the English landscape between AD 850 and 1250. The integral role of thorps in revolutionizing agricultural practice at that time is thoroughly analyzed.
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12th EPNS 13th EPNS YOW Althorp Anglo-Saxon appears arable archaeological areas Cameron Caythorpe CDEPN cent charter compitum corpus counties cross-roads Danelaw Danelaw thorps DEPN Dirt Domesday Book early medieval Easthorpe England EPNS DRB EPNS GLO EPNS NFK EPNS NTT EPNS OXF EPNS RUT EPNS vols EPNS WLT EPNS YOW evidence example Fellows-Jensen Figure glossary glosses Gunthorpe Helperthorpe instance Knapthorpe landscape later Leicestershire Lincolnshire manor Menethorpe mills MSRG Annual Report Netherthorp Norfolk Northamptonshire Northorpe nucleated OE east east OE pers.n OE/ON Old English Old Norse open-field farming origin parish perhaps personal names places Pockthorpe PostC pers.n pottery qualifiers recorded Scandinavian settlement Simplex Thorpe soils SPNLY SPNN SSNEM SSNNW SSNY Suffolk suggest tenth century thorp-names Thorpe Langton thorps and throps Throphill tofts Torp 1086 EPNS Torp 1086 SSNEM Towthorpe Uncertain unlocated Upthorp Upthrop village Weaverthorpe Westhorp Yorkshire