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Haworth, Oxenhope & Stanbury from Old Maps
Haworth, Oxenhope & Stanbury from Old Maps

Haworth, Oxenhope & Stanbury from Old Maps

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128 Pages, 9.69 x 6.61

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $33.95)

Publication Date: March 2014

ISBN 9781445621487

Rights: US & CA

Amberley Publishing (Mar 2014)

Available from local and national retailers throughout the US.
 

Overview

In his last two books, Haworth historian Steven Wood presented a collection of 600 old photographs of the villages of Haworth, Oxenhope and Stanbury. In this fascinating book, the first of a new series, he uses almost 100 old maps to portray further aspects of the history of the three villages. The oldest map dates from 1610 and the most recent from 1937 - a span of more than three centuries. Many different types of map are included: County maps, Ordnance Survey maps and plans, Board of Health plans, the Haworth tithe map, a Haworth village house repopulation plan, Oxenhope enclosure maps, estate and sale plans, Haworth parish church plans, Worth Walley waterworks plans, railway and road plans and building plans. Between them they and their accompanying text reveal many details of the history of the home of the Brontes and its neighbouring villages. They can also serve as a guide to the use of maps in local history studies. Central to this book is the Haworth house repopulation plan, which is published here for the first time. This very large scale plan of Haworth village shows exactly who lived where in 1851 and what they did for a living. It provides the most detailed view ever of the Haworth that the Brontes knew.

Author Biography

Steven Wood has been living in Haworth for over twenty years. Since retiring from Bradford University’s School of Pharmacy he has devoted himself to the study of the history of the Haworth area with extensive walking and field work in the upper Worth valley backed up by research in libraries and archive offices. He regularly leads historical walks in the area and gives talks on its history. He has published four books on the Haworth area.