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Medieval Small Towns in the Central Welsh Marches

ANDREW, TINA (2017) Medieval Small Towns in the Central Welsh Marches. Masters thesis, Durham University.

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This thesis explores the development of a group of small medieval towns in the central Welsh Marches. It has adopted a multi-disciplinary approach to this process in order to gain a better understanding of the nature of town development in this particular region, which covers a compact area on the borders of eastern Powys, north-west Herefordshire and south-west Shropshire. Four towns of comparable size were chosen as case studies. These were Clun, Knighton, Presteigne and Kington. A range of archaeological, historical, architectural, cartographic and place-name data was gathered for each town, which was then combined with an urban plan analysis to construct a developmental timeline. The topography, routes and relationships between the towns and their settlements was considered, along with the wider cultural influences prevalent in the region during the medieval period.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Award:Master of Arts
Keywords:Medieval, Town, Welsh, Marches
Faculty and Department:Faculty of Social Sciences and Health > Archaeology, Department of
Thesis Date:2017
Copyright:Copyright of this thesis is held by the author
Deposited On:18 Apr 2017 11:44

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