Rural Settlement in Britain
Rural Settlement in Britain (1977) examines the roots of rural settlements prior to the Domesday Book of 1086 and their evolution and changes up to the twentieth century. It looks at the impact of varied environmental, social and economic forces upon settlement and analyses the key questions and models applicable to each particular village. Three systematic themes are closely studied – the forces affecting settlement patterns, the development of village plans, and hamlet and farm settlements.
1. Man, Land and Time in Britain 2. Problems of Prehistoric and Roman Settlement 3. Domesday Book and Beyond 4. Patterns of Village Settlement 5. Village Forms 6. Farms and Hamlets 7. Postscript