A "relict landscape" in south-east Hertfordshire:archaeological and topographic investigations in the Wormley area

Bryant, Stewart, Perry, Brian and Williamson, Tom (2005) A "relict landscape" in south-east Hertfordshire:archaeological and topographic investigations in the Wormley area. Landscape History, 27 (1). pp. 5-16. ISSN 0143-3768

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Abstract

The evidence of field survey, excavation, documents and maps is combined to suggest an extensive ‘organised landscape’ of pre-medieval date in south-east Hertfordshire. This survives in part in the form modern roads and boundaries, but in part as earthworks buried within areas of ancient woodland. It is suggested that this, and other ‘co-axial’ landscapes in England, may have originated through the subdivision of an initially much sparser network of droveways and boundaries, associated with the management of livestock and the exploitation of upland wood-pastures.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of History
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Centres > The Landscape Group
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2016 12:02
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2018 11:37
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/56394
DOI: 10.1080/01433768.2005.10594568

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