A History Of The Peak District Moors

Author: David Hey
Publisher: Wharncliffe
ISBN: 1783462817
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A History Of The Peak District Moors from the Author: David Hey. The moors of the Peak District provide some of the finest walking country in England. The pleasure of rambling across them is enhanced by a knowledge of their history, ranging from prehistoric times and the middle ages to their conversion for grouse shooting and the struggle for the 'right to roam' in modern times. This distinctive landscape is not an untouched, natural relic for it has been shaped by humans over the centuries. Now it is being conserved as part of Britain's first National Park; much of it is in the care of The National Trust. ??The book covers all periods of time from prehistory to the present, for a typical moorland walk might take in the standing stones of a prehistoric stone circle, a medieval boundary marker, a guide stoop dated 1709, the straight walls of nineteenth-century enclosure, a row of Victorian grouse butts, a long line of flagstones brought in by helicopter, and very much more besides. Some of this physical evidence remains puzzling, but most of it can be explained by assiduous research in local record offices. The author has not referenced the documents, as that would have made the book twice as long, but the bibliography provides leads to where the information may be found.??As featured in the Buxton Advertiser, Buxton Today and Peak Courier.

The Archaeology Of A Great Estate

Author: Nicola Bannister
Publisher: Windgather Press
ISBN: 190968631X
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The Archaeology Of A Great Estate from the Author: Nicola Bannister. The Peak District is a historic upland landscape, with a rich palimpsest of features which invoke the many generations of people who have inhabited the area. The great estate of Chatsworth reflects the Peak in microcosm. Its landscapes are diverse and contain many exceptional features including archaeological earthworks of medieval open fields and later enclosures in the park, and prehistoric stone circles, barrows, fields and settlements on the Estate moorlands. This book tells the story of the historic landscape and its archaeology; it is a companion volume to Chatsworth: A Landscape History (Barnatt & Williamson), but in contrast to that book includes the whole of the Estate landscape, including the extensive farmland and moorlands beyond the park and concentrates on visible archaeology and what it can tell us about the past. The result is a fascinating in-depth portrait of one of the major estates in Britain.

The Peak District

Author: John Bull
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ISBN: 9781908493064
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The Peak District from the Author: John Bull. ?The Peak District was Britain's first National Park and an escape for people in the cities of the industrial north. Prehistoric man built stone circles at Stanton-in-the-Moor and Arbor Low and the Romans had garrisons here, but for many centuries the region was regarded as a 'howling wilderness,' exploited by its aristocratic landlords for hunting, grazing, and lead and stone mining. John Bull explores the culture and history of the Dark and White Peak, which annually attract millions of visitors.

The Peak District

Author: John Barnatt
Publisher: Windgather Press
ISBN: 9780954557553
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The Peak District from the Author: John Barnatt. The Peak District has been inhabited by humans for tens of thousands of years, beginning the process that irreperably changed the shape of the landscape. This volume focuses on this relationship between human settlers and farmers and the landscape showing how both have been affected by the other. Following a brief examination of the earliest evidence for hunter-gatherers, principally stone artefacts and cave sites, the authors focus on the activity that, more than anything else, has shaped the landscape that we see today, agriculture. The study searches for evidence of the earliest farmers in the remains of fields, structures, sacred monuments and burials, including over 500 barrows. The authors trace fluctuations in farmers' fortunes, especially during the Iron Age when the climate changed for the worse. Supported by maps, photographs and illustrations, the book discusses the impact of hillforts and the Romans, the increase in mining, Christian monuments, the creation of villages, the uses of woodland, common ground and enclosed areas, the introduction of turnpike roads and the industrial monuments of the 18th and 19th centuries. This is more of a chronological survey than an in-depth study of the Peak District although the narrative is informative if rather impersonal.

A Welsh Coast To Coast Walk

Author: John Gillham
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A Welsh Coast To Coast Walk from the Author: John Gillham. Wales' mountains, with their intricate network of valleys and passes, provide the walker with ideal terrain for a coast-to-coast walk. The routes in this guide from Snowdonia to the Gower Peninsular are designed for experienced walkers looking for new routes rather than following the marked ways.

Education And The Historic Environment

Author: Mike Corbishley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134453647
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Education And The Historic Environment from the Author: Mike Corbishley. Practical, inspiring and instructive, Education and the Historic Environment emphasizes the contribution to both education and heritage that results from a positive relationship between the two disciplines. Education and the Historic Environment examines evidence, case studies and chapters from a wide cross section of the heritage sector and: argues for the value of using the physical remains of the past shows how and where the historic environment can be used to fit into and enhance learning examines how guidelines are reinforced looks at how physical heritage can not only be used to teach obvious subjects such as history, but are also useful across the curriculum, from literacy and numeracy to citizenship. Teachers at all levels, and students, academics and professionals in archaeology and heritage management, will all be able to use the case studies to reform and enhance their work.

Dark Peak Aircraft Wrecks 1

Author: Ron Collier
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 0850524571
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Dark Peak Aircraft Wrecks 1 from the Author: Ron Collier. Civil and military aircraft types are represented, from biplanes to modern jet fighters. This is an invaluable guide for walkers and ramblers, as well as for all those interested in flying and the history of aviation.