[ELH] Dr Graham Jones, Landscape History - an extended reading list

This is an extended reading list (well, more a mini-bibliography from which you should concentrate on chosen themes - you are not expected to read everything!). Moreover, it is in process of compilation and is therefore selective. Details are given of where copies of particular items can be found, either in the libraries of the Marc Fitch Historical Institute (TR = Topography Room, FL = Fitch Library (Reading Room), MR = Map Room, DC = Dyos Collection), or in the Main Library of the University.

St Mary's, Bottesford. Picture by Andy Tryner Photography (Alfreton, DE55 6EJ) appears in Melton Borough Council / Leicestershire County Council leaflet, Framland Church Trail.
General Specific periods Specific themes Specific zones

Landscape History: general

Michael Aston, Interpreting the Landscape (London, Batsford, 1985). MAIN H942.02 AST [WEEKLY]

Michael Aston and Trevor Rowley (eds), Landscape Archaeology: An introduction to fieldwork techniques on post-Roman landscapes(Newton Abbot, David and Charles, 1974). MAIN 942.01 AST

Maurice Beresford, History on the Ground: Six studies in maps and landscapes (London, Lutterworth Press, 1957). MAIN H942.02 BER

O(sbert) G(uy) S(tanhope) Crawford, Archaeology in the Field (London, Dent, 1953). MAIN 930.10285 CRA

Paul Everson and Tom Williamson (eds), The Archaeology of Landscape: Studies Presented to Christopher Taylor (Manchester, Manchester University Press, 1998). MAIN 936.1 EVE

Della Hooke (ed.), Landscape, The Richest Historical Record (Society for Landscape Studies, Supplementary Series 1, 2000). MAIN (Weekly)

W. G. Hoskins, English Landscapes (London, British Broadcasting Corporation, 1973). MAIN 914.2 HOS

W. G. Hoskins, The Making of the English Landscape (1955, reprinted with illustrations, and commentary by Christopher Taylor, London, Guild Publishing, 1988). TR and MAIN H942 MAK2/HOS

J. T. Coppock, An Agricultural Atlas of England and Wales (Revised edn, London, Faber and Faber, 1976). MAIN 914.2 COP

Richard Muir, The New Reading the Landscape: Fieldwork in Landscape History (Exeter, University of Exeter Press, 2000).
    Chapters cover the following: 1. Woodlands, Forests and Parks; 2. Landscapes of Colonisation; 3. Lines in the Landscape; 4. Routeways; 5. Status, Authority and the Landscape; 6. Landscapes of Belief; 7. Villages, Hamlets and Farmsteads; 8. Reading the Fieldscape; 9. Defence in the Landscape.

Oliver Rackham, The History of the Countryside (London, J. M. Dent & Son, 1986, reprinted 1990). MAIN 910.942 RAC [WEEKLY]. This volume is complemented by...

Oliver Rackham, The Illustrated History of the Countryside with photographs by Tom Mackie (London, George Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1994, pbk Phoenix Illustrated, 1997).

Peter Edwards, Farming: Sources for Local Historians (London, Batsford, 1991). TR

For comparisons

Rebecca Yamin and Karen Bescherer Metheny (eds), Landscape Archaeology : Reading and Interpreting the American Historical Landscape (Knoxville, Tenn., University of Tennessee Press, 1996). MAIN 930.1 LAN

Landscape History: specific periods

Trevor Rowley (ed.), Anglo-Saxon Settlement and Landscape: Papers presented to a symposium, Oxford 1973 (Oxford, British Archaeological Reports, 1974). MAIN 936.1 BRI/BS/6

Della Hooke, The Landscape of Anglo-Saxon England (London, Leicester University Press, 1998). MAIN 942.01 HOO

Della Hooke (ed.), Anglo-Saxon Settlements (Oxford, Basil Blackwell, 1988). MAIN 942.01 ANG

Della Hooke, Anglo-Saxon Landscapes of the West Midlands: the Charter Evidence, British Archaeological Reports 92 (Oxford, BAR, 1981). MAIN 936.1 BRI/BS/95

Della Hooke, The Anglo-Saxon Landscape, the Kingdom of the Hwicce (Manchester, Manchester University Press, 1985). MAIN 942.01 HOO

The Making of Britain Series

Trevor Rowley, The Norman Heritage 1066-1200, (London, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1983). MAIN

Trevor Rowley, The High Middle Ages, (London, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1986) MAIN H942 MAK1/ROW [WEEKLY]

Michael Reed, The Age of Exuberance (London, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1986) MAIN H942 MAK1/REE [WEEKLY]

Michael Reed, The Georgian Triumph (London, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1983) MAIN H942 MAK1/REE [WEEKLY]

G(ordon) E(dmund) Mingay, The Transformation of Britain, 1830-1939 (London, Paladin, 1987)MAIN H942 MAK1/MIN

Landscape History: specific themes

Settlement and land-use by period Land-use by theme Landed units and boundaries Settlement morphology Urban landscapes Place-names Ritual and religious features Hydrology
Landscape architecture Industry and mining Trade and communications Cartography and aerial survey Landscapes of war Building Design Reviews Mentalité

Settlement and land-use by period

Prehistoric Romano-British Anglo-Saxon Medieval Enclosure


Joan Thirsk (gen. ed.), The Agrarian History of England and Wales (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1967-). TR and MAIN D42.1 AGR
  1.1, ed. S. Piggott (1981)
  1.2, ed. H[erbert] P[atrick] Finberg (1972)
  2, 1042-1350, ed. H. E. Hallam (1998)
  3, 1348-1500, ed. Edward Miller (1991)
  4, 1500-1640, ed. Joan Thirsk (1967)
  5, 1640-1750, ed. Joan Thirsk. Pt.1, Regional farming systems (1984) [WEEKLY],
   Pt.2, Agrarian change (1985) [WEEKLY]
  6, 1750-1850, ed. G. E. Mingay (1989)
  7.1, ed. E. J. T. Collins (1999)
  7.2, ed. E. J. T. Collins (1999)
  8, E. H. Whetham (1978) [SHORT LOAN]

Brian K. Roberts, Rural Settlement in Britain (London, Hutchinson, 1979). MR

Nigel Harvey, The Industrial Archaeology of Farming in England and Wales (London, B. T. Batsford, 1980). TR 55.1 HAR

Christopher Taylor, Village and Farmstead: A history of rural settlement in England (London, Philip, 1983). TR; 942 TAY [SHORT-LOAN]

Grenville Astill and John Langdon (eds), Medieval Farming and Technology: The impact of agricultural change in North-West Europe (Leiden, Brill, 1997). TR 55.4 AST. Includes
  Grenville Astill, 'An archaeological approach to the development of agricultural technologies in medieval England', pp. 193-224.

Grenville Astill and Annie Grant (eds), The Countryside of Medieval England (Oxford, Basil Blackwell, 1988). TR 55.4 AST. Includes
Grenville Astill, 'Rural settlement: the Toft and the Croft', pp. 36-61.
Grenville Astill, 'Fields', pp. 62-85.
Paul Stamper, 'Plant resources', pp. 108-127.
Paul Stamper, 'Woods and parks', pp. 128-148.

Michael Aston, David Austin and Christopher Dyer (eds), The Rural Settlements of Medieval England (Oxford, Basil Blackwell, 1989). MAIN H942.4 RUR [SHORT-LOAN / WEEKLY]

Trevor Rowley, Villages in the Landscape, Archaeology in the Field series (London, J. M. Dent, 1978). TR.

Carenza Lewis, Patrick Mitchell-Fox and Christopher Dyer, Village, Hamlet and Field: Changing medieval settlements in central England (Manchester, Manchester University Press, 1997. TR.

Prehistoric periods

Adrian Challands, 'Thoughts on the survival of pre-Iron Age landscapes in the East Midlands', Landscape History 4 (1982), pp. 5-10.

James Pickering, 'Aerial archaeology and the prehistoric landscape', Landscape History 1 (1979), pp. 10-5.

Andrew Fleming, 'The prehistoric landscape of Dartmoor: wider implications', Landscape History 6 (1984), pp. 5-20.

Anthony H. Ward, 'Cairns and cairn fields; evidence of early agriculture on Cefn Bryn, Gower, West Glamorgan', Landscape History 11 (1989), pp. 5-18.

Romano-British period

Michael Fulford, 'The landscape of Roman Britain: a review', Landscape History 12 (1990), pp. 25-32.

P. J. Fowler, 'The countryside in Roman Britain: a study in failure or a failure in study?', Landscape History 5 (1983), pp. 5-10.

Brian Dix, 'The Roman-British farmstead at Odell and its setting', Landscape History 3 (1981), pp. 17-26.

Philip Dixon, 'Catastrophe and fallacy: the end of Roman Britain', Landscape History 6 (1984), pp. 21-6.

Roman and Anglo-Saxon periods

Margaret L. Faull, 'Roman and Anglo-Saxon settlement patterns in Yorkshire: a computer-generated analysis', Landscape History 5 (1983), pp. 21-40.

Anglo-Saxon period

Richard Reece, 'Continuity on the Cotswolds: some problems of ownership, settlement and hedge survey between Roman Britain and the Middle Ages', Landscape History 5 (1983), pp. 11-20.

Martin G. Welch, 'Rural settlement patterns in the early and middle Anglo-Saxon periods', Landscape History 7 (1985), pp. 13-26.

W[illiam] J. Ford, 'Some settlement patterns in the central region of the Warwickshire Avon', in P. H. Sawyer (ed.), Medieval Settlement, Continuity and Change (London, Edward Arnold, 1976), pp. 274-94.

Edwina Proudfoot and Christopher Aliaga-Kelly, 'Place-names and other evidence for Anglian settlement in south-east Scotland', Landscape History 17 (1995), pp. 17-26.

Burl Bellamy, 'Anglo-Saxon dispersed sites and woodland at Geddington in the Rockingham Forest, Northamptonshire', Landscape History 16 (1994), pp. 31-8.

Rosamund Faith, 'Tidenham, Gloucestershire, and the history of the manor in England', Landscape History 16 (1994), pp. 39-52.

Rosamund Faith, 'Hides and Hyde Farms in central and southern England: A preliminary report', Medieval Settlement Research Group Annual Report 13 (1998), pp. 33-38.

Medieval period

P. H. Sawyer (ed.), Medieval Settlement, Continuity and Change (London, Edward Arnold, 1976). MR

Susan Oosthuizen, 'Medieval settlement relocation in West Cambridgeshire: Three case studies', Landscape History 19 (1997), pp. 43-56.

Brian K. Roberts, 'The Great Plough: A hypothesis concerning village genesis and land reclamation in Cumberland and Westmorland', Landscape History 18 (1996), pp. 17-30.

A. E. Brown, 'Burton Lazars, Leicestershire: A planned medieval landscape?', Landscape History 18 (1996), pp. 31-46.

Christopher Taylor, 'Dispersed settlement in nucleated areas', Landscape History 17 (1995), pp. 27-34.

Christopher C. Taylor, 'Medieval rural settlement: Changing perceptions', Landscape History 14 (1992), pp. 5-18.

Jean-Marie Pesez, 'The emergence of the village in France and in the West', Landscape History 14 (1992), pp. 31-6.

Barbara English and Keith Miller, 'The deserted village of Eske, East Yorkshire', Landscape History 13 (1991), pp. 5-32.

Maurice Beresford and John Hurst, Wharram Percy, Deserted Medieval Village (New Haven, Yale University Press, 1990). TR.

Nicholas J. Higham, 'Settlement, land-use and Domesday ploughlands', Landscape History 12 (1990), pp. 33-44.

Anthony E. Brown and Christopher C. Taylor, 'The origins of dispersed settlements, some results from fieldwork in Bedfordshire', Landscape History 11 (1989), pp. 61-82.

D. Austin, R. H. Daggett and M. J. C. Walker, 'Farms and fields in Okehampton, Devon: the problems of studying medieval landscape', Landscape History 2 (1980), pp. 39-58.

Stephen A. Moorhouse, 'Documentary evidence for the landscape of the manor of Wakefield during the Middle Ages', Landscape History 1 (1979), pp. 44-58.

C. J. Bond, 'The reconstruction of the medieval landscape: the estates of Abingdon Abbey', Landscape History 1 (1979), pp. 59-75.

Tim Unwin, 'The Norman aggregation of estates and settlements in eleventh-century Nottinghamshire', Landscape History 9 (1987), pp. 53-64.

Medieval and early modern periods

Robert A. Dodgshon, 'The evolution of Highland townships during the medieval and early modern periods', Landscape History 20 (1998), pp. 51-64.

Richard Muir, 'The villages of Nidderdale', Landscape History 20 (1998), pp. 65-82.

Colin Thomas, 'A cultural-ecological model of agrarian colonisation in upland Wales', Landscape History 14 (1992), pp. 37-50.

Martin S. Briggs, The English Farmhouse (London, B. T. Batsford, 1953). TR 60.43 BRI

J. E. C. Peters, The Development of Farm Buildings in Western Lowland Staffordshire up to 1880 (Manchester, Manchester University Press, 1969). TR 60.43 PET

P. S. Barnwell and Colum Giles, English Farmsteads 1750-1914 (Swindon, Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1997). TR 60.43 BAR.

Cover illustration from David Hall, Medieval Fields, q.v.

Land-use by theme. See also Settlement and land-use by period.

Field systems and arable farming Enclosure Pasture Woodland and parks Marshland

Field systems and arable farming

Christopher Taylor, Fields in the English Landscape (Rev. and updated edn, Stroud, Sutton, 2000).

David Hall, Medieval Fields, Shire Archaeology 28 (Princes Risborough, Shire Publications, 1982).

Alan R. H. Baker and Robin A. Butlin (eds), Studies of Field Systems in the British Isles (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1973). TR. Includes
  Joan Thirsk, 'Field systems of the East Midlands', pp. 232-70.

Howard Levi Gray, English Field Systems (London, The Merlin Press, 1969). TR

David Hall, The Open Fields of Northamptonshire, Northampton Record Society 38 (1990-2) (Northampton, 1995), includes
  'Open fields and their records', pp. 1-7,
  'Open Field operation', pp. 8-35,
  'Methods of reconstruction of Open Field Plans', pp. 36-50,
  'Field types', pp. 51-65,
  'The demesne', pp. 66-76,
  'The medieval farm, the yardland', pp. 77-94,
  'Land use and resources', pp. 95-106,
  'Estates', pp. 107-124,
  'Origin of open fields', pp. 125-139,

Mats Widgren, 'Strip fields in an Iron-Age context: a case study from Vastergotland, Sweden', Landscape History 12 (1990), pp. 5-24.

David Gilbertson and John Collis, 'Linear banks on Crownhill Down, Dartmoor', Landscape History 7 (1985), pp. 57-66.

David A. Hinton, 'The Scole-Dickleburgh field system examined', Landscape History 19 (1997), pp. 5-12. [Co-axial field patterns.]

Tom Williamson, 'The Scole-Dickleburgh field system revisited', Landscape History 20 (1998), pp. 19-28. [Co-axial field patterns.]

Susan Oosthuizen and N. James, 'The South-West Cambridgeshire Project: Interim Report 1998-9', Medieval Settlement Research Group Annual Report 14 (1999), pp. 17-25. [Large co-axial field patterns.]

Paul Everson, 'Three case studies of ridge and furrow: 1. Offa's dyke at Dudston in Chirbury, Shropshire: a pre-Offan field system?', Landscape History 13 (1991), pp. 53-64.

Keith Blood and Mark Bowden, 'Three case studies of ridge and furrow: 2. The Comby Hills at North Charlton, Northumberland', Landscape History 13 (1991), pp. 65-8.

Della Hooke, 'Three case studies of ridge and furrow: 3. The relationship between ride and furrow and mapped strip holdings', Landscape History 13 (1991), pp. 69-72.

Anthony E. Brown, 'Field survey at Grafton Regis: a village plan explained?', Landscape History 13 (1991), pp. 73-8.

Marie Stinson, 'Assarting and poverty in early fourteenth-century West Yorkshire', Landscape History 5 (1983), pp. 53-68.

Mary Harvey, 'Regional open-field systems on the Yorkshire Wolds', Landscape History 4 (1982), pp. 29-40.

P. J. Drury, 'Medieval 'narrow rig' at Chelmsford and its possible implications', Landscape History 3 (1981), pp. 51-9.

Stephen Rippon, 'Puxton (North Somerset) and early medieval 'infield' enclosures', Medieval Settlement Research Group Annual Report 12 (1997), pp. 18-21.


W. E. Tate, A Domesday of English Enclosure Acts and Awards (Reading, The Library, University of Reading, 1978). TR

Michael Reed, 'Pre-Parliamentary enclosure in the East Midlands, 1550-1750, and its impact on the landscape', Landscape History 3 (1981), pp. 60-8.

Tom Williamson, The Transformation of Rural England: Farming and the Landscape 1700-1870 (Exeter, University of Exeter Press, 2002).

Naomi Hutchings, 'The plan of Whatborough: - a study of the sixteenth-century map of enclosure', Landscape History 11 (1989), pp. 83-92.

Roger J. P. Kain, An Atlas and Index of the Tithe Files of Mid-Nineteenth-Century England and Wales (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1986). A sequel to Roger J. P. Kain and Hugh C. Prince, The Tithe Surveys of England and Wales, Cambridge Studies in Historical Geography (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1985). Both TR

Colin Hayfield, 'Manure factories? The post-enclosure high barns of the Yorkshire wolds', Landscape History 13 (1991), pp. 33-46.


W. G. Hoskins and L. Dudley Stamp, The Common Lands of England and Wales (London, Collins, 1963). 914.2 HOS [WEEKLY]

Anthea Brian, 'Lammas meadows', Landscape History 15 (1993), pp. 57-70.

Anthea Brian, 'The allocation of strips in Lammas meadows by the casting of lots', Landscape History 21 (1999), pp. 43-58.

Andrew Fleming, 'Towards a history of wood pasture in Swaledale (North Yorkshire), Landscape History 19 (1997), pp. 57-74.

Angus and Owen Davies, 'English agriculturalists' attitudes towards grassland vegetation, 1780-1914: an ecological perspective', Landscape History 18 (1996), pp. 71-80.

Woodland and parks

Oliver Rackham, The History of the Countryside (London, J. M. Dent & Son, 1986, reprinted 1990). MAIN 910.942 RAC [WEEKLY]

Complemented by...

Oliver Rackham, The Illustrated History of the Countryside with photographs by Tom Mackie (London, George Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1994, pbk Phoenix Illustrated, 1997).

Oliver Rackham, Ancient Woodland: Its history, vegetation and uses in England (London, Edward Arnold, 1980). MAIN 910.942 RAC

Oliver Rackham, Trees and Woodland in the British Landscape (London, Phoenix, 1996). MAIN 715.2 RAC

Oliver Rackham, 'Documentary evidence for the historical ecologist', Landscape History 1 (1979),

Oliver Rackham: See also 'Specific zones'

P. A. Stamper, 'The medieval forest of Pamber, Hampshire', Landscape History 5 (1983), pp. 41-52.

Anthony Squires and Michael Jeeves, Leicestershire and Rutland Woodlands Past and Present (Newtown Linford, Leics., Kairos Press, 1994). TR.

Dennis Turner, 'Thunderfield, Surrey - central place or shieling', Medieval Settlement Research Group Annual Report 12 (1997), pp. 8-10.

Tom Williamson, The Archaeology of the Landscape Park : Garden Design in Norfolk, England, c.1680-1840, British Archaeological Reports, British Series 268 (Oxford, Archaeopress, 1998). 936.1 BRI/BS/268 [WEEKLY]


Jill Eddison and Gillian Draper, 'A landscape of medieval reclamation: Walland Marsh, Kent', Landscape History 19 (1997), pp. 75-88.

Rog Palmer, 'Air photo interpretation and the Lincolnshire Fenland', Landscape History 18 (1996), pp. 5-16.

Audrey Coney, 'Fish, fowl and fen: landscape and economy in seventeenth-century Martin Mere', Landscape History 14 (1992), pp. 51-64.

David Hall, 'The changing landscape of the Cambridgeshire silt fens', Landscape History 3 (1981), pp. 37-50.

Landed units and boundaries

Landed units Boundaries
Landed units

D. J. H. Michelmore, 'The reconstruction of the early tenurial and territorial divisions of the landscape of Northern England', Landscape History 1 (1979), pp. 1-9.

Andrew Fleming, 'Swadal, Swar (and Erechwydd): early medieval polities in Upper Swaledale', Landscape History 16 (1994), pp. 17-30.

Steven Bassett, 'Continuity and fission in the Anglo-Saxon landscape: the origins of the Rodings (Essex), Landscape History 19 (1997), pp. 25-42.

C. J. Balkwill, 'Old English wīc and the origin of the hundred', Landscape History 15 (1993), pp. 5-12.

David Roffe, 'The Lincolnshire hundred', Landscape History 3 (1981), pp. 27-36.

Vivien G. Swan, Bridgett E. A. Jones and Damian Grady, 'Bolesford, North Riding of Yorkshire: A lost wapentake centre and its landscape', Landscape History 15 (1993), pp. 13-28.

John D. Hamshere, 'The structure and exploitation of the Domesday Book estates of the Church of Worcester', Landscape History 7 (1985), pp. 41-52.

A. E. B. Owen, 'A fenland frontier: the establishment of the boundary between Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire', Landscape History 4 (1982), pp. 41-6.

David Austin, 'The castle and the landscape', Landscape History 6 (1984), pp. 69-81.

Boundaries, including charter bounds

H. E. Jean le Patourel, Moira H. Long and May F. Pickles (eds), Yorkshire Boundaries (Leeds, Yorkshire Archaeological Society, 1993). MAIN 942 YOR/YOR. Includes
  Phil O'Hare, 'Yorkshire boundaries and their development', pp. 9-24;
  K. Mary Hall, 'Pre-Conquest estates in Yorkshire', pp. 25-38;
  Ann Alexander, 'Preambulations and boundary descriptions', pp. 39-52;
  J. H. Dobson, 'Boundary stones', pp. 53-8;
  Mary F. Pickles, 'The significance of boundary roads in Yorkshire', pp. 59-74;
  M. Ecclestone, 'Townships with detached parts', pp. 75-84;
  D. A. Sprout, 'Prehistoric and medieval boundaries on the North York Moors', pp. 85-94;
  E. Anne Clark and J. Saunders, 'Shared-name settlements', pp. 95-8.

Angus J. L. Winchester, Discovering Parish Boundaries (2nd edn, Princes Risborough, Shire Publications, 1990). MAIN H942 WIN

Roger J. P. Kain and Richard R. Oliver, Historic Parishes of England and Wales: An electronic map of boundaries before 1850, with a gazetteer and metadata (Colchester, History Data Service, 2001). [Nine CD-ROMs and accompanying paper gazetteer and user's guide.]

Stanton W. Green, Stephen M. Perlman, The Archaeology of Frontiers and Boundaries (San Diego, Calif., and London, Academic Press, 1985). MAIN 304.23 ARC

Lorna O'Brien, 'Barrows, bodies and boundaries: An assessment of territorial continuity in early medieval north-east Leicestershire', unpublished MA (Landscape Studies) dissertation, University of Leicester, 1993. MAIN DISS.

J[ohn] R[obert] V[ictor] Prescott, Boundaries and Frontiers (London, Croom Helm, 1978). MAIN 910.24 PRE

C[harles] W[illiam] C[hadwick] Oman, Early Boundaries in Anglo-Saxon England (Brussels, Congrès International de Géographie Historique, 1931). MAIN 942.01 OMA

Suzanne P. De Atley and Frank J. Findlow (eds), Exploring the limits : frontiers and boundaries in prehistory, British Archaeological Reports International Series 223 (Oxford, BAR, 1984). MAIN 930.1 BRI/IS/223

J[ohn] R[obert] V[ictor] Prescott, The Geography of Frontiers and Boundaries (London, Hutchinson University Library, 1965). MAIN 910.24 PRE

Miranda Richardson, 'Parish boundaries, minster parochiae and parish fragmentation in Leicestershire: New methods of boundary analysis', unpublished MA (Landscape Studies) Dissertation, University of Leicester, 1996. MAIN DISS.

Roger Finch Smith, Settlements in Lowland Roman Britain: A gazetteer and study of their origins, growth and decline, property boundaries and cemeteries, British Archaeological Reports British Series 157 (Oxford, BAR, 1987). MAIN 936.1 BRI/BS/157

Rosalind Hill, 'Some parish boundaries in Hampshire', in P. H. Sawyer (ed.), Medieval Settlement, Continuity and Change (London, Edward Arnold, 1976), pp. 61-5. MR

Desmond Bonney, 'Early boundaries and estates in southern England', in P. H. Sawyer (ed.), Medieval Settlement, Continuity and Change (London, Edward Arnold, 1976), pp. 72-82. MR

T[homas] M. Charles-Edwards, 'Boundaries in Irish law', in P. H. Sawyer (ed.), Medieval Settlement, Continuity and Change (London, Edward Arnold, 1976), pp. 83-90. MR

Mark Gardiner, 'The colonisation of the Weald of south-east England', Medieval Settlement Research Group Annual Report 12 (1997), pp. 6-8.

Della Hooke, Worcestershire Anglo-Saxon Charter-Bounds, Studies in Anglo-Saxon History 2 (Woodbridge, Boydell Press, 1990). MR

Della Hooke, Warwickshire Anglo-Saxon Charter-Bounds, Studies in Anglo-Saxon History 10 (Woodbridge, Boydell Press, 1999). MR

Della Hooke, Pre-Conquest Charter-Bounds of Devon and Cornwall (Woodbridge, Boydell Press, 1994). MR

Margaret Gelling, The Early Charters of the Thames Valley, Studies in Early English History 7 (Leicester, Leicester University Press, 1979). MR

H[erbert] P[atrick] R[eginald] Finberg, The Early Charters of the West Midlands, Studies in Early English History 2 (2nd edn, Leicester, Leicester University Press, 1972). MR

H[erbert] P[atrick] R[eginald] Finberg, The Early Charters of Wessex, Studies in Early English History 3 (Leicester, Leicester University Press, 1964). MR

H[erbert] P[atrick] R[eginald] Finberg, The Early Charters of Devon and Cornwall, (2nd edn, rev., Leicester, Leicester University Press, 1963). MR

C[yril] R. Hart, The Early Charters of Essex (Leicester, Leicester University Press, 1957). MR

C[yril] R. Hart, The Early Charters of Eastern England, Studies in Early English History 5 (Leicester, Leicester University Press, 1966). MR

C[yril] R. Hart, The Early Charters of Northern England and the North Midlands, Studies in Early English History 5 (Leicester, Leicester University Press, 1975). MR

Settlement morphology

Brian K. Roberts, The Making of the English Village: A Study in Historical Geography (Harlow, Longman Scientific and Technical, 1987). TR.

Trevor Rowley, Villages in the Landscape (rev. edn, London, Orion, 1994). TR. MAIN H942.2 ROW

Della Hooke (ed.), Medieval Villages, a Review of Current Work, University of Oxford Committee for Archaeology Monograph 5 (Oxford, 1985)

Trevor Rowley and John Wood (eds), Deserted Villages (3rd edn, Princes Risborough, Shire Publications, 2000). MAIN 942 ROW [WEEKLY]

Brian K. Roberts, 'The anatomy of the village: observation and extrapolation', Landscape History 4 (1982), pp. 11-20.

Brian K. Roberts, 'Dating villages: Theory and practice', Landscape History 14 (1992), pp. 19-30.

Colin Hayfield, 'Wawno, East Riding of Yorkshire: a case-study in settlement morphology', Landscape History 6 (1984), pp. 41-68.

C. C. Taylor, 'Medieval market grants and village morphology', Landscape History 4 (1982), pp. 21-8.

Keith D. Lilley, 'Morphologies of medieval market settlements: some Warwickshire examples', Medieval Settlement Research Group Annual Report 11 (1996), pp. 21-6.

Resource for Urban Design Information at Oxford Brookes University, has pages devoted to urban morphology.

Urban landscapes


Michael Aston and James Bond, The Landscape of Towns (London, Dent, 1976). MR, MAIN H942.2 AST [WEEKLY]

Gerald Burke, Towns in the Making (London, Edward Arnold, 1971, reprinted 1975). TR

H. J. Dyos (ed.), The Study of Urban History (London, Edward Arnold, 1968). TR. Includes
  M. R. G. Conzen, 'The use of town plans in the study of urban history', pp. 113-130
  G. H. Martin, 'The town as palimpsest', pp. 155-170
  Francis M. Jones, 'The aesthetic of the nineteenth-century industrial town', pp. 171-182
  J. D. Marshall, 'Colonisation as a factor in the planting of towns in north-west England', pp. 215-230
  Harold Carter, 'Phases of town growth in Wales', pp. 231-52
  D. A. Reeder, 'A theatre of suburbs: Some patterns of development in west London, 1801-1911', pp. 253-272

Peter Clark (ed.), The Transformation of English Provincial Towns 1600-1800 (London, Hutchinson, 1984). TR. Includes
  Michael Laithwaite, 'Totnes Houses 1500-1800', pp. 13-61
  Peter Large, 'Urban growth and agricultural change in the West Midlands during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries', pp. 169-189
  Ian Mitchell, 'The development of urban retailing 1700-1815', pp. 259-83

Specific themes

John K. Walton, The English Seaside Resort. A social history 1750-1914 (Leicester, Leicester University Press, 1983) DC.

Specific localities

Christopher Phillpotts, 'Landscape into townscape: An historical and archaeological investigation of the Limehouse area, East London', Landscape History 21 (1999), pp. 59-76.

Malcolm Atkin, 'The Anglo-Saxon urban landscape in East Anglia', Landscape History 7 (1985), pp. 27-40.

Nick Higham, 'The second burh of Nottingham', Landscape History 9 (1987), pp. 45-52.

H. Carter, 'The internal structure of Welsh towns in the nineteenth century: changing townscapes', Landscape History 4 (1982), pp. 47-60.

Samuel Mullins and Michael Glasson, Hidden Harborough: The making of the townscape of Market Harborough, The Harborough Series 1 (Leicester, Leicestershire Museums, Art Galleries and Records Service, 1985).

Resort towns

Osbert Sitwell and Margaret Barton, Brighton (London, Faber and Faber, 1935. TR.

Neil R. Wright, Lincolnshire Towns and Industry 1700-1914, History of Lincolnshire 11 (Lincoln, History of Lincolnshire Committee, 1982). TR LIN 08.0 HIS.

Ritual and religious features

Mick Aston, Monasteries in the Landscape (Stroud, Tempus, 2000). 941 AST [WEEKLY]

Richard Morris, Churches in the Landscape (London, J. M. Dent, 1989, reprinted Phoenix, 1997). MAIN H942.21 MOR

Stephen Briggs, 'Druid's circles in Wales; structural cairns and stone circles examined', Landscape History 8 (1986), pp. 5-14.

Thomas Blagg, 'Roman religious sites in the British landscape', Landscape History 8 (1986), pp. 15-26.

Leslie Grinsell, 'The Christianisation of prehistoric and other pagan sites' Landscape History 8 (1986), pp. 27-38.

Charles Thomas, 'Christians, chapels, churches and charters - or, 'Proto-parochial provisions for the pious in a peninsula' (Lands End)', Landscape History 11 (1989), pp. 19-26.

Margaret Faull and Richard T. Smith, 'Phosphate analysis and three possible Dark Age ecclesiastical sites in Yorkshire', Landscape History 2 (1980), pp. 21-38.

Peter Warner, 'Shared churchyards, freemen church-builders and the development of parishes in eleventh-century East Anglia', Landscape History 8 (1986), pp. 39-52.

G[raham] R. Jones, 'Holy wells and the cult of St Helen', Landscape History 8 (1986), pp. 59-76.

Jacqueline Simpson, 'God's visible judgement: the Christian dimensions of landscape legends', Landscape History 8 (1986), pp. 53-8.


Colin Hayfield and Pat Wagner, 'From dolines to dewponds: a study of water supplies on the Yorkshire Wolds', Landscape History 17 (1995), pp. 49-64.

Hadrian Cook, 'Field-scale water management in Southern England to AD1900', Landscape History 16 (1994), pp. 53-66.

Landscape architecture

Derek Clifford, A History of Garden Design (London, Faber and Faber, 1962). TR 54.4 CLI

Christopher Taylor, Parks and Gardens of Britain. A Landscape History from the Air (Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press, 1998). TR 54.4 TAY

Christopher Taylor, The Archaeology of Gardens (Princes Risborough, Shire Publications, 1983). TR 54.4 TAY

Teresa McLean, Medieval English Gardens (London, Collins, 1981). TR 54.4 MCL

Tom Williamson, Polite Landscapes (Stroud, Alan Sutton Publishing, 1995). TR 54.4 WIL

Roy Strong, The Renaissance Garden in England (London, Thames and Hudson, 1979). 54.4 STR

Judith Roberts, 'Cusworth Park: The making of an eighteenth-century designed landscape', Landscape History 21 (1999), pp. 77-94.

Hugh Casson, Follies (London, Chatto and Windus, 1963). TR 54.4 CAS

Industry and mining

Marilyn Palmer and Peter Neaverson, Industrial Archaeology: Principles and Practice (London, Routledge, 1998). TR

Neil Cossons, The BP Book of Industrial Archaeology (Newton Abbott, David and Charles, 2nd edn, revised, 1987). TR

Marilyn Palmer and Peter Neaverson, Industrial Landscapes of the East Midlands (Chichester, Phillimore, 1992). TR 54.3 PAL.

John Greenwood, The Industrial Archaeology and Industrial History of South Western England. A Bibliography. (Cardiff, Merton Priory Press, 1999). TR

John Greenwood, The Industrial Archaeology and Industrial History of South-Eastern England. A Bibliography. (Cranfield, Kewdale Press, 1990). TR

Philip Riden, A Gazetteer of Charcoal-fired Blast Furnaces in Great Britain in use since 1660 (2nd edn, revised, Cardiff, Merton Priory Press, 1993). TR

Richard Moore-Colyer, 'Ironstone, people and politics; land reclamation around Corby, Northamptonshire, c. 1850-1980', Landscape History 18 (1996), pp. 57-70.

Jeremy Lowe and Martin Lawlor, 'Landscapes of the iron industry at Blaenafon, Gwent', Landscape History 2 (1980), pp. 71-82.

Trade and communications

Della Hooke, 'The reconstruction of ancient routeways', The Local Historian 12 (1977), pp. 212-20.

Susan Oosthuizen, 'Isleham: a medieval inland port', Landscape History 15 (1993), pp. 29-36.

Philip A. Stevens, The Leicester and Melton Mowbray Navigations (Stroud, Alan Sutton, 1992).

Cartography and aerial survey

P. D. A. Harvey, The History of Topographical Maps: Symbols, Pictures and Surveys (London, Thames and Hudson, 1980). MAIN 910.7 HAR

R. A. Skelton and P. D. A. Harvey, Local Maps and Plans from Medieval England, (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1986). MAIN F H942.07 LOC

P. D. A. Harvey, Maps in Tudor England (1993).

S. Tyacke, English Map Making 1500-1650 (London, British Library, 1983). MAIN 910.7 ENG

S. Bendall, Maps, Land and Society (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1992) (estate maps, emphasis on Cambridgeshire). MAIN 942 CAM /BEN

J. B. Harley, `The re-mapping of England, 1750-1800', Imago Mundi 19 (1965)

J. B. Harley, Christopher Greenwood: County Map-maker and his Worcestershire Map of 1822, Worcestershire Historical Society New Series 2 (Worcester, WHS, 1962). MAIN 942 WOR /WOR/NS/2

P. D. A. Harvey, 'Estate surveyors and the spread of the scale-map in England 1550-80', Landscape History 15 (1993), pp. 37-50.

Aerial survey

David R. Wilson, 'Reading the palimpsest: landscape studies and air-photography', Landscape History 9 (1987), pp. 5-26.

Landscapes of war

B. H. St J. O'Neil, Castles: An introduction to the castles of England and Wales (London, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1953). TR.

Colin Platt, The Castle in Medieval England and Wales (London, Secker and Warburg, 1982, republished London, Chancellor Press, 1995). TR.

Michael Hughes, 'Hampshire castles and the landscape: 1066-1216', Landscape History 11 (1989), pp. 27-60.

Sheila Sutcliffe, Martello Towers (Newton Abbot, David and Charles, 1972). TR

Building design

E. M. Hope (ed>), Studies in Building History. Essays in Recognition of the Work of B. H. St. J. O'Neil (London, Odhams, 1961). TR 60.1 JOP. Includes
  I. A. Richmond, 'Roman timber building', pp. 15-26.
  Helen E. O'Neil, 'Some features of building-construction in a rural area of Roman Britain, pp. 27-38.
  G. C. Dunning, 'Medieval chimney pots', pp. 78-93.
  A. J. Taylor, 'Caslte-building in Wales in the later thirteenth century: The prelude to construction', pp. 104-133.
  J. H. Harvey, 'The origin of the Perpendicular style', pp. 134-165.
  W. A. Pantin, 'Medieval inns', pp. 166-191.
  E. M. Hope, 'Cornish houses, 1400-1700', pp. 192-222.
  W. Douglas Simpson, 'The tower houses of Scotland', pp. 229-242.
  H. G. Leask, 'Early seventeenth-century houses in Ireland', pp. 243-250.
  D. M. Waterman, 'Some Irish seventeenth-century houses and their architectural ancestry', pp. 251-274.

Sydney R. Jones, The Village Homes of England. Special Spring Number of The Studio, Charles Holme (ed.), 1912. TR F 60.43 HOL

Richard Harris, Discovering Timber-Framed Buildings (Princes Risborough, Shire Publications, 2nd edn, reprinted, 1981.

L. F. Salzman, Building in England down to 1540. A Documentary History (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1952).

Reignald Turnor, The Smaller English House, 1500-1939 (London, B. T. Batsford, 1952). TR 60.1 TUR

Landscape History: specific zones

W[illiam] G[eorge] Hoskins, Leicestershire, See Making of the English Landscape series.

W[illiam] G[eorge] Hoskins, Essays in Leicestershire History (Liverpool, Liverpool University Press, 1950).

Angus J. L. Winchester, Landscape and Society in Medieval Cumbria (Edinburgh, John Donald Publishers, 1987). MAIN 942 CUM /WIN

Jill Bourne (ed.), Anglo-Saxon Landscapes in the East Midlands (Leicester, Leicestershire Museums, Arts and Records Service, 1996). FL

Alan Everitt, Continuity and Colonization: The evolution of Kentish settlement (Leicester, Leicester University Press, 1986) . MR

N. Pye (ed.), Leicester and its Region (Leicester, Leicester University Press for the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1972). MAIN 942 LEI/1 /LEI

Oliver Rackham, The Ancient Woodland of England: The woods of south-east Essex (Rochford, Rochford District Council, 1986). MAIN F 942 ESS /RAC

Oliver Rackham, The Last Forest: The Story of Hatfield Forest (London, Dent, 1989). MAIN 942 ESS/HAT /RAC

Martin Green, A Landscape Revealed: 10,000 Years on a Chalkland Farm (Stroud, Tempus, 2000). MAIN 936.231 GRE

J. H. Bettey, 'Some major influences on the post-medieval landscape of the Bristol region', Landscape History 5 (1983), pp. 69-78.

Betty W. Furness et al, Leicestershire Landscapes: Case studies in Local Geography (London, Blond Educational, 1970). TR.

Robert F. Hartley, The Medieval Earthworks of North-East Leicestershire (Leicester, Leicestershire Museums, Art Galleries and Records Service, 1987).

Robert F. Hartley, The Medieval Earthworks of Rutland (Leicester, Leicestershire Museums, Art Galleries and Records Service, 1983).

Robert F. Hartley, The Medieval Earthworks of North-West Leicestershire: A Survey, Archaeological Reports Series 9 (Leicester, Leicestershire Museums, Art Galleries and Records Service, 1984).

Robert F. Hartley, The Medieval Earthworks of Central Leicestershire (Leicester, Leicestershire Museums, Art Galleries and Records Service, 1989).

Peter Liddle, Leicestershire Archaeology. The Present State of Knowledge (3 vols, Leicester, Leicestershire Museums, Art Galleries and Records Service, 1982-).

Oakham Survey Research Group, The Oakham Survey of 1305 (Oakham, Rutland Record Society, 1988).

The Making of the English Landscape series (London, Hodder & Stoughton). MAIN H942 MAK2/

Peter [G.] Bigmore, The Bedfordshire and Huntingdonshire Landscape (1979)
Michael Reed, The Buckinghamshire Landscape (1979)
Christopher Taylor, The Cambridgeshire Landscape: Cambridgeshire and the Southern Fens (1973)
W[illiam] G[eorge] V[ictor] Balchin, The Cornish Landscape (1983)
Christopher Taylor, Dorset (1970)
K. J. Allison, The East Riding of Yorkshire Landscape (1976)
H[erbert] P[atrick] R[eginald], Gloucestershire: An illustrated essay on the history of the landscape (1955)
H[erbert] P[atrick] R[eginald] Finberg, The Gloucestershire Landscape (1975)
Lionel M[axwell] Munby, The Hertfordshire Landscape (1977)
Roy Millward, Lancashire: An illustrated essay on the history of the landscape (1955)
W[illiam] G[eorge] Hoskins, Leicestershire: An illustrated essay on the history of the landscape (1957)
David [Percy] Dymond, The Norfolk Landscape (1985)
John Steane, The Northamptonshire Landscape: Northamptonshire and the Soke of Peterborough (1974)
Robert Newton, The Northumberland Landscape (1972)
Frank Emery, The Oxfordshire Landscape (1974)
Trevor Rowley, The Shropshire Landscape (1972)

See also the Field Course reading list for material on Gloucestershire


A. D. Mills, A Dictionary of English Place Names (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1991). TR and MAIN

Eilert Ekwall, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names (4th edn, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1960). TR

A. L. F. Rivet and Colin Smith, The Place-Names of Roman Britain (London, Batsford, 1979). TR

John Field, A Dictionary of Field-Names (Stroud, Alan Sutton, 1989). TR

English-Place Name Society volumes for individual counties and

A. H. Smith, The Place-Name Elements, 1, Introduction, Bibliography, the Elements Á-IW, Maps; 2, The Elements JAFN-YTRI, Index, Maps. EPNS 25 and 26 respectively (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1970). MR

Journals are Nomina (Society for Name-Studies in Britain and Ireland) and the Journal of the English Place-Name Society. TR

Margaret Gelling, Place-Names in the Landscape: The Geographical Roots of Britain's Place-names (London, Dent, 1993, new edn. Phoenix 2000). TR. Revised as:

Margaret Gelling and Ann Cole, The Landscape of Place-Names (Stamford, Shaun Tyas, 2000). MAIN H942.02 GEL

Margaret Gelling, Signposts to the Past: Place-Names and the History of England (London, Dent, 1978) MAIN H942.02 GEL [WEEKLY]

Margaret Gelling, 'The evidence of place-names', in P. H. Sawyer (ed.), Medieval Settlement, Continuity and Change (London, Edward Arnold, 1976), pp. 200-11. MR

V[ictor] E. Watts, 'Comment on "The evidence of place-names" by Margaret Gelling', in P. H. Sawyer (ed.), Medieval Settlement, Continuity and Change (London, Edward Arnold, 1976), pp. 212-22. MR

Niels Lund, 'Thorp- names', in P. H. Sawyer (ed.), Medieval Settlement, Continuity and Change (London, Edward Arnold, 1976), pp. 223-5. MR

Margaret Faull, 'The use of place-names in reconstructing the historic landscape; illustrated by names from Adel township', Landscape History 1 (1979), pp. 34-43.


Fernand Braudel, The Identity of France, trans. Siân Reynolds (2 vols, London, Fontana Press, 1988). MAIN 944 BRA

David Matless, Landscape and Englishness (London, Reaktion Books, 1998). MAIN 304.230942 MAT

Patricia L. Garside and Michael Hebbert (eds), British Regionalism, 1900-2000 (London, Mansell, 1989). MAIN 914.2 BRI


David Turnock, An Historical Geography of Railways in Great Britain and Ireland (Ashgate, Aldershot, 1998). Reviewer (Michael Freeman, University of Oxford, praises treatment of west Leicestershire case-study. (Landscape History 20 (1998), pp. 112-3.)

Graeme Barker, David Gilbertson, Barri Jones and David Mattingly, Farming the Desert. The UNESCO Libyan Valleys Archaeological Survey 1: Synthesis (UNESCO Publishing, Paris, Department of Antiquities, Tripoli, and Society for Libyan Studies, London, 1996). Reviewer, Valerie A. Maxfield, University of Exeter, summarises the conditions under which rapid settlement and population growth took place in the first century A.D.(Landscape History 20 (1998), pp. 114-5.)

Katherine Barker and Timothy Darvill (eds), Making English Landscapes (Oxford, Oxbow Books, 1997). Favourably reviewed by Graham Brown, RCHME, Swindon (Landscape History 20 (1998), pp. 118-9.)

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