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Wild, barren and frightful. Parliamentary enclosure in an upland county: Westmorland 1767-1890.

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Journal publication date1/04/2003
JournalRural History
Journal number1
Volume14
Number of pages16
Pages21-36
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

While there has been some research on the parliamentary enclosure of upland waste in England and Wales during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, this topic still receives little attention in some recent accounts of parliamentary enclosure. Many aspects of the processes involved, and their impact on the landscape, are also poorly understood. Much research has proceeded either at a very general level or on the basis of detailed individual case studies. This paper adopts an intermediate scale, focusing on the old county of Westmorland to examine the geographical and chronological patterns of enclosure before looking more closely at some of the problems involved in creating a new landscape.

Bibliographic note

The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Rural History, 14 (1), pp 21-36 2003, © 2003 Cambridge University Press. RAE_import_type : Journal article RAE_uoa_type : History