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The Open Fields of England

David Hall


This book describes the open fields of England—the system of agriculture that operated before the establishment of present-day hedged or walled landscapes. It encompasses a wide range of primary data not brought together before, adding the results of new research based upon open-field remains and their related documents. The whole of England is examined, describing different kinds of field systems located in townships and relating them to their associated land-use and settlement. Three main regions are identified: the Central, Eastern, and Western. Details of field structure are explained such ... More

Keywords: townships, land-use, field systems, open-field structure, open-field management, Saxon-period evidence, open-field origins

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198702955
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702955.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Hall, author
Northamptonshire Record Society