Taking the evidence of maps and documents, this book, originally published in 1957, describes 6 journeys inthe field: to parish boundaries, Elizabethan villages, the planted medieval towns and to parks of all periods.
‘This is an important contribution to the subject of the English landscape…’ Times Literary Supplement
‘This is a most readable book which carries a weight of learning lightly…’ The Geographical Journal
1. Introduction 2. A Journey Along Boundaries 3. A Journey to Elizabethan Villages 4. A Journey Among Deserted Villages 5. A Journey to New Towns 6. A Journey to Elizabethan Market-Places 7. A Journey Through Parks. Appendix: The Material for the Six Journeys.