Swettenham: A rural township in East Cheshire, 1660-1770

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/123298
Title:
Swettenham: A rural township in East Cheshire, 1660-1770
Authors:
Richards, Peter W.
Abstract:
This dissertation aims to describe the buildings, landscape, population and economy of the township of Swettenham between the years 1660 and 1770 using mainly the primary sources available. Firstly there is a description of the landscape and population in general terms - the landscape's appearance, land use, pattern of settlement, overall population trends and patterns. This includes consideration of how old the landscape described might be. Moving away from the general to the particular, consideration is then given to the standards of living and way of life of the individuals, the type of agriculture they practised and the buildings in which they lived. Where possible, reference is made to evidence from the lives of individuals to support and illustrate these themes. The results show that Swettenham was a relatively self-contained community in terms of its agricultural economy and contact beyond the parish boundary. The population was fluid, with movement into and out of the parish throughout the period, but social habits were slow to change.
Advisors:
McGuicken, Rachel
Publisher:
University of Liverpool (University of Chester)
Publication Date:
Oct-2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/123298
Type:
Thesis or dissertation
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Masters Dissertations

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorMcGuicken, Rachelen
dc.contributor.authorRichards, Peter W.en
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-02T12:12:01Zen
dc.date.available2011-03-02T12:12:01Zen
dc.date.issued2005-10en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/123298en
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation aims to describe the buildings, landscape, population and economy of the township of Swettenham between the years 1660 and 1770 using mainly the primary sources available. Firstly there is a description of the landscape and population in general terms - the landscape's appearance, land use, pattern of settlement, overall population trends and patterns. This includes consideration of how old the landscape described might be. Moving away from the general to the particular, consideration is then given to the standards of living and way of life of the individuals, the type of agriculture they practised and the buildings in which they lived. Where possible, reference is made to evidence from the lives of individuals to support and illustrate these themes. The results show that Swettenham was a relatively self-contained community in terms of its agricultural economy and contact beyond the parish boundary. The population was fluid, with movement into and out of the parish throughout the period, but social habits were slow to change.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Liverpool (University of Chester)en
dc.rightsExtracts from Thomas Hale's map reproduced with kind permission of the County Archivist acting for Cheshire Shared Services.en
dc.subjectSwettenhamen
dc.titleSwettenham: A rural township in East Cheshire, 1660-1770en
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationnameMAen
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters Degreeen
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