Region and Place

A study of English rural settlement

eBook by Brian K Roberts, Stuart Wrathmell


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Using the data presented in their companion volume, An Atlas of Rural Settlement in England (2000), the authors offer preliminary explorations of some of the patterns revealed by comparing their new maps with the distribution of other types of landscape elements, archaeological sites and building styles.

These two studies represent the culmination of a decade of research for English Heritage's Monuments Protection programme. The Atlas defines the varied regional character of England's rural settlement and the former distribution of cleared land, wooded land and open pastures, a quilt with origins dating from one or two thousand years ago or more. This volume explores some of the complex interactions and negotiations between the physical and cultural factors that underlie both national patterns and local and regional contrasts.


  1. Rural settlement in space and time
  2. Land and people
  3. Farming systems and landscape characteristics
  4. The characteristics of place: cases and studies
  5. The Central Province: a reappraisal
  6. Landscapes of old enclosure: the outer provinces
  7. A synoptic view

Additional Information

  • Printed Price: £16.67
  • Series: Archaeology
  • Publication Status: Completed
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 213
  • Illustrations: 82, b&w and colour
  • ISBN: 9781848021976


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