A street of many parishes:Chester neighbours 1670-1730

Cockayne, Emily (2021) A street of many parishes:Chester neighbours 1670-1730. In: The Experience of Neighbourhood in Medieval and Early Modern Europe. Studies in Medieval History and Culture . Routledge, pp. 105-132. ISBN 9781472444707

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This chapter focuses on various petitions drawn up by people living on Bridge Street, alongside dedications in The Academy of Armory. While probing what it meant to be an urban neighbour in post-Restoration England through an examination of Bridge Street, it considers the various motivations which spurred neighbours to petition civic authorities with planning requests and challenges and also to complain about nuisances. The chapter also focuses on one man and his neighbours on Bridge Street in Chester. Nick Alldridge has examined Chester parishes between 1540 and 1640. Although none of the Chester wills uncover a story as vivid as Bedford’s, clues in the testamentary fragments highlight elements of the petitioners’ mindsets regarding Holme and his building activities. Hugh Starkey, who appeared at the top of the list of petitioners against Dewsbury, had only finished a term as Alderman of the Company in the year that Dewsbury became a company steward.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: neighbourhood,neighbouring,neighbours,randle holme iii,chester,parishes,arts and humanities(all) ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1200
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of History
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Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2021 01:28
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2022 09:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/81666
DOI: 10.4324/9781315558349-10

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