File Name Hindle1984
Call Number HE 363 G74 L3443 1984 c.1
Title Roads and Trackways of the Lake District
Short Title Roads and Trackways
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Dedication Printed in publication page: "To my parents."
Imprint UK: Published by Moorland Publishing, Co Ltd. 9-11 Station Street, Ashbourne, Derbyshire. Printed by Billings of Worcester.
Edition 1
Publication Date 1984
Pages 187
SFU Catalogue Original Bibliography 187 pages : illustrations. Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-183) and index.
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Brian Hindle’s Roads and Trackways claims to be the first history of the Lake District’s roads, trackways, and trade routes. According to Hindle, the region's roadways—which date back as early as the Romans, through invasions of Anglo-Saxons, Norsemen, Danes, and Normans—are a neglected aspect of its history. He considers this a grave oversight, and argues that roadways are an essential part of that history, a system or network spanning the physical, social and economic geography of the Lake District. Roads and Trackways tells the story of these roads, and explains why only some of them survived into the twentieth century. Engaging and non-technical, the work was likely intended for a general audience. In his preface, Hindle expresses the hope that his work will inspire further research, not just by academics, but by locals and amateur historians too (8). The book is printed on heavy, lustrous paper, and features numerous maps, some produced at the time of publication and others dating as far back as the sixteenth century. Photographs of many of the roadways appear as well, along with reproductions of a few pages from Paterson’s Roads. Notes and an index make up the back matter. The SFU LDC copy is in excellent condition, bound in yellow cloth and wrapped in a laminated paper jacket. A bookseller has inscribed a price of £25 in pencil on the front flyleaf.

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Map Count 88
Illustrations Black and White Only
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Binding Colour oak brown
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