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Encountering and managing the poor: rural society and the Anglican clergy in Norfolk, 1815-1914.

This thesis is an exploration of the relationship between Anglican clergymen and the inhabitants of Norfolk's rural parishes in the nineteenth century. It considers the potential impact clergymen could have upon a number of areas of secular life: on…

Encountering the Environment: Rural communities in England, 1086-1348

Our current understanding of the medieval local environment is largely based on scholarly writings focusing on the policies towards the landscape pursued by the social elite. This presents us with some obvious problems if we want to understand local…

English interwar farming: A study of the financial outcomes of individual farms, 1919-1939

The interwar years were particularly harsh for the farming community. The big upsurge of prices during the Great War was quickly reversed in 1920-1921. Government considered the plight of farming in 1923 but, when this improved, continued…

Family and Community in a Small Industrial Town: Hathersage in the Nineteenth-century

This thesis focuses on one north Derbyshire township and its response to industrialization. Wire-drawing was just one of the crafts practiced in the Hope valley but chance played a part in the development of needle-making factories and workshops in…

Family and maritime community : Robin Hood's Bay, c1653-c1867

This study of a coastal settlement, in challenging its traditional classification as a "fishing village", may strengthen the case for more investigations of the kind. Coastal erosion at Robin Hood's Bay created a compactness which contributed to the…

Farming community and identity in Lower Wharfedale, Yorkshire, 1914-1951

The terms ‘community’ and ‘local’ carry with them a host of preconceived ideas and positive connotations which are often taken as self-evident. This study re-examines the two ideas in the context of a farming community in Yorkshire in the early part…

From packhorse to railway: Changing transport systems from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries and their impact upon trade and industry in the Shropshire area

This thesis considers the development of transport networks from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries with particular reference to the county of Shropshire and its wider hinterland, which has been designated `The Shropshire Area'. It examines…

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Frontispiece from Iredale's thesis 'Canal settlement'.