England’s Villages

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Villages have existed in a similar form for millennia: but where did village halls come from, and why do they matter? What defines a modern village, and when does a village become a town? Take a charming, unexpected journey through the quirks of English villages through the ages in the excellent company of Dr Ben Robinson. Discover why no village could ever truly claim to be Roman; why churches sometimes appear far outside of village boundaries and what happens when a village moves, and why that matters. ‘England’s Villages’ is a compelling mix of archaeology, anthropology and architecture.

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THE STUNNING NEW BOOK FROM THE HOST OF BBC 2’S VILLAGES BY THE SEAEngland’s villages have survived, developed, persisted and thrived over hundreds of years. Entirely new villages are still being built today. But when did the first villages appear and why is this form of settlement so enduring and endearing? What makes a village and how has that changed over time? How did village pubs and village halls originate, and why do they matter?Take a charming and unexpected journey through the quirks of England’s villages across the ages in the excellent company of Dr Ben Robinson, expert archaeologist. Join him in visiting villages from prehistoric and Roman times, throughout medieval England, to today’s urban villages. Discover how landowners, governments and communities have shaped villages, why village greens and ponds exist, and the real meaning behind village names like Bunny, Yelling, Lover, Great Snoring and Slaughter.A compelling study of archaeology, history and architecture, England’s Villages is a thoughtful, enlightening and informative look at our oldest homes, uncovering and revealing the extraordinary heritage of the places that surround us.

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Weight 0.716 kg
Dimensions 24 × 16.2 × 3.9 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

352

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

942 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K