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Drove Roads of Northumberland
Drove Roads of Northumberland

Drove Roads of Northumberland

HISTORY

160 Pages, 6 x 9.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $29.95 (US $29.95) (CA $32.95)

Publication Date: November 2010

ISBN 9780752442303

Rights: US & CA

The History Press (Nov 2010)

Price: $29.95
 
 

Overview

Droving has been hugely important in shaping farming practice across Northumberland for 1,000 years or more. The necessity of transporting sheep and cattle has changed the landscape, developed the roads and buildings, and at one time, animals would be herded from as far a field as Scotland and Ireland. Today the scene is very different but the legacy of the drovers can still be seen and enjoyed all over the region. Local archaeologists Ian Roberts, Alan Rushworth, and Richard Calrton have been determined to preserve this history on behalf of the Northumberland National Park Authority. Following the development of droving in Northumberland from prehistoric times, through Middle Ages, the eighteenth century and right up to date, they offer the definitive history of this significant activity.

Author Biography

Ian Roberts, Alan Rushworth, and Richard Carlton are archaeologists for The Archaeological Practice Ltd, specializing in carrying out and reporting on archaeological and historical research for private, corporate, and public clients. They have been determined to preserve the history of droving and embarked on The Drovers Project on behalf of the Northumberland National Park Authority.