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The Draining of the Somerset Levels

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  • Date Published: April 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521106856

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  • This is a detailed study of how the Somerset Levels, originally a large tract of marsh, were drained and reclaimed to becomes one of the most agriculturally productive areas of south-west England. The story of the draining of this region brings to light significant comparisons and contrasts with other reclaimed lowlands and extends our knowledge of one of the processes by which the British landscape has changed. This is an important book, which brings together information on an area that has until now received very little attention; it also shows just how early massive reclamation began. It will be of interest to both geographers and historians.

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    • Date Published: April 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521106856
    • length: 320 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.47kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Draining: the general setting
    2. Draining: the setting of the Somerset Levels
    3. Medieval reclamation
    4. Draining activity 1400–1770
    5. Expectation and disappointment
    6. The consequences of draining
    7. The lost years
    8. The new spirit
    Sources and bibliography
    Index
    Plates.

  • Author

    Michael Williams

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