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The analysis of medieval towns relies on the fact that the property boundaries which define urban house-plots (burgages) are very unlikely to chang

Although the medieval village of Parham was cleared and its inhabitants moved to nearby Rackham as recently as 1778-9; no record exists of where th

The desire to introduce fashionable features, such as a top-floor long gallery, into country houses demanded new solutions to make them possible.

Structural features of gardens, such as buildings and walls, can be permanent and outlive plant life.  A detailed history of these gardens is prese

On census night, 30th March 1851, there were 4,262 residents, (2,113 male and 2,149 female), of whom just over half, 2,198, were born within 1 mile