Villages in context

Gardiner, Mark (2016) Villages in context. In: Medieval Villages in the Eastern High Weald 1250-1750. Historic Buildings in the Eastern High Weald . Domtom, Burgess Hill, pp. 1-8. ISBN 9781906070588

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The villages of the Weald may in some senses be regarded as substitute towns. They supplied to a limited area those good which otherwise would have to have been bought at the predominantly coastal urban centres. This is particularly apparent by examining the distribution of villages in this area. This distribution shows a marked concentration inland away from the larger towns. A number of planned settlements were seemingly founded with the intention of creating urban centres. The period 1250 to 1350 was crucial for the development of the network of markets and villages in the Weald. Markets established later generally failed to develop into places of any significance.

Keywords:New towns, Villages, Weald, Medieval History
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V130 Medieval History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V310 Economic History
Divisions:College of Arts > School of History & Heritage > School of History & Heritage (Heritage)
ID Code:30169
Deposited On:22 Dec 2017 09:21

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