The lost villages of England
This unique and pioneering study locates the sites of England's "lost" villages, describing the occasion of their depopulation and the character of those who destroyed them. Aerial photographs and ground plans of characteristic sites are included. together with maps to show the local distribution of lost villages plus a gazetteer listing the villages by county. An essential guide for all local historians and students of the medieval and early modern periods.
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THE FABRIC OF THE VILLAGE
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