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Introduction: Beyond Villages and Common Fields

Stephen Rippon

in Beyond the Medieval Village: The Diversification of Landscape Character in Southern Britain

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199203826
eISBN:
9780191708282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203826.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter introduces the concept of regional variation in landscape character and reviews past literature and current debates on the subject. The processes whereby cultural landscapes can change ... More


At the Margins of the Champion Countryside: The Emergence of Villages and Common Fields in Somerset

Stephen Rippon

in Beyond the Medieval Village: The Diversification of Landscape Character in Southern Britain

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199203826
eISBN:
9780191708282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203826.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines the landscape of Somerset, which lies at the south‐western limit of landscapes that in the medieval period were characterized by villages and open fields. The topographical ... More


Across the Watershed: The Development of Landscapes Characterized by Dispersed Settlement in the South‐West

Stephen Rippon

in Beyond the Medieval Village: The Diversification of Landscape Character in Southern Britain

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199203826
eISBN:
9780191708282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203826.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines the area to the south‐west of the Blackdown and Quantock Hills—‐in Devon and Cornwall—‐which are shown to have marked a major boundary in landscape character since at least the ... More


Characterizing the cultural landscape: the pattern and language of settlement

Stephen Rippon

in Making Sense of an Historic Landscape

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199533787
eISBN:
9780191804366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199533787.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter turns to the physical character of the historic landscape, in particular, the patterns of settlements depicted on the Ordnance Survey First Edition Six Inch maps of the 1880s. It ... More


Discussion and conclusions: communities and their landscapes

Stephen Rippon

in Making Sense of an Historic Landscape

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199533787
eISBN:
9780191804366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199533787.003.0015
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses how the marked regional variation in landscape character described in the preceding chapters came to be perpetuated throughout the historic period. It shows that for several ... More


Introduction

Stephen Rippon

in Making Sense of an Historic Landscape

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199533787
eISBN:
9780191804366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199533787.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This introductory chapter first discusses the importance of understanding the origins and development of local and regional variation in landscape character. It then sets out the book's purpose, ... More


The character of the fieldscape

Stephen Rippon

in Making Sense of an Historic Landscape

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199533787
eISBN:
9780191804366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199533787.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter presents a characterization of the field-boundary patterns based on an analysis of the Ordnance Survey First Edition Six Inch maps. It discusses historic landscape character types ... More


Regional variation in landscape character during the late prehistoric and Roman periods

Stephen Rippon

in Making Sense of an Historic Landscape

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199533787
eISBN:
9780191804366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199533787.003.0014
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines how the Blackdown Hills appear to have marked not just a boundary in landscape character but in the nature of society as a whole. The study area lay within two Iron Age tribal ... More


Beyond the morphology of fieldscapes

Stephen Rippon

in Making Sense of an Historic Landscape

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199533787
eISBN:
9780191804366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199533787.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines patterns of land ownership and land occupancy. It also considers the nature of the field boundaries themselves, and maps the extent of the South West's distinctive hedgebanks. A ... More


‘The most beautiful landskip in the world’? The perceived character of landscape

Stephen Rippon

in Making Sense of an Historic Landscape

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199533787
eISBN:
9780191804366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199533787.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines how writers in the past perceived the different pays of the regional study area. It starts with the sixteenth-century topographers, John Leland and William Camden; then moves on ... More


Houses in the landscape

Stephen Rippon

in Making Sense of an Historic Landscape

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199533787
eISBN:
9780191804366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199533787.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter considers another aspect of the landscape of settlement: regional variation in vernacular architecture. The discussions cover changing house design in the late-medieval and post-medieval ... More


Patterns of land use: documentary evidence and palaeoenvironmental sequences

Stephen Rippon

in Making Sense of an Historic Landscape

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199533787
eISBN:
9780191804366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199533787.003.0011
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines regional variation in farming practice across the different pays of South West England. The assessment of some easily accessible documentary sources suggests that there were ... More


Early folk territories on and around the Blackdown Hills

Stephen Rippon

in Making Sense of an Historic Landscape

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199533787
eISBN:
9780191804366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199533787.003.0009
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter presents a series of case studies on and around the Blackdown Hills. It argues that what are referred to as ‘early folk territories’ fragmented into a series of smaller ‘great estates’, ... More


People in the landscape: the development of territorial structures in early medieval western Wessex and beyond

Stephen Rippon

in Making Sense of an Historic Landscape

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199533787
eISBN:
9780191804366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199533787.003.0010
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Chapters 8 and 9 looked at the sources and methods used to reconstruct early territorial arrangements across part of western Wessex and eastern Dumnonia. This revealed how the parishes which are ... More


Reconstructing early medieval territorial arrangements

Stephen Rippon

in Making Sense of an Historic Landscape

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199533787
eISBN:
9780191804366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199533787.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses how early medieval territorial arrangements can be reconstructed using a wide range of documentary, place-name, and archaeological evidence including the physical fabric of the ... More


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