The Archaeology of a Great Estate : Chatsworth and Beyond /
John Barnatt and Nicola Bannister.
Oxford, UK : Windgather Press, 2009.
xiv, 218 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
1905119275, 9781905119271
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Oxford, UK : Windgather Press, 2009.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
John Barnatt has been exploring the archaeology of the Peak District for over 30 years and surveyed the Chatsworth Estate in the 1990s. He is Senior Survey Archaeologist for the Peak District National Park Authority. Nicola Bannister is a freelance Landscape Archaeologist with 25 years experience in researching the history of the countryside. The archaeology of woodlands and the history of the Wealden Landscape are her special interests.
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Excellent illustrations and a commendable breadth of vision...'
This is an excellent, well-written summary of existing knowledge about the estate... a worthy successor to John Barnatt and Tom Williamson's Chatsworth: a landscape history (2005).'
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Long Description
The Peak District is a historic upland landscape, with a rich palimpsest of features which invoke the many generations of people who have inhabited the area. The great estate of Chatsworth reflects the Peak in microcosm. Its landscapes are diverse and contain many exceptional features including archaeological earthworks of medieval open fields and later enclosures in the park, and prehistoric stone circles, barrows, fields and settlements on the Estate moorlands. This book tells the story of the historic landscape and its archaeology; it is a companion volume to Chatsworth: A Landscape History (Barnatt & Williamson), but in contrast to that book includes the whole of the Estate landscape, including the extensive farmland and moorlands beyond the park and concentrates on visible archaeology and what it can tell us about the past. The result is a fascinating in-depth portrait of one of the major estates in Britain.
Table of Contents
List of Figuresp. Vii
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Chatsworth in Contextp. 1
An Ancient Land: Farms and Monuments in Prehistoryp. 15
The Elusive Romansp. 40
Medieval Communities: Villages, Farms and Fieldsp. 44
The Cavendish Era: The Designed Landscapep. 67
The Cavendish Era: The Farmed Landscapep. 97
Wealth from the Earth: Two Thousand Years of Industryp. 129
Lines Between Places: From Packhorse Routes to Tarmac Roadsp. 148
The Woven Strands: The Past in the Presentp. 161
A Sense of Place: Visiting the Chatsworth Estatep. 174
Postscript: Understanding Chatsworthp. 197
Notes to the Chaptersp. 200
Peak District Archaeology: General Readingp. 213
Indexp. 215
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