Centre for Regional and Local History

Older dissertations


  • BOWEN, J. A landscape of improvement: the impact of James Loch, chief agent to the Marquis of Stafford on the Lilleshall estate, Shropshire, 1720-1820.
  • DAVIDSON, E. The evolution and secularisation of the funeral in Leicester and Leicestershire, 1830-2010.
  • FLACK, H. The River Severn -barrier or bridge? The impact on communities of the River Severn in Worcestershire in the period c.850 to 1500.
  • HARDY, M. (ISS) Exe-Dart Devon: some social and economic effects of the Newfoundland trade.
  • HAWKINS, M. The impact of the building of the Grand Junction Canal on selected settlements in Northamptonshire, 1793-1850.
  • JAMIESON, D. (ISS) Willington: landscape and society from 1380 to 1540.
  • LOMAS, C. (ISS) The dynamics of early medieval town development in Somerset.
  • O'NEILL, M. (ISS) Medieval women as food providers.
  • SCHMIDT, A. Getting there ... a review of the roads and track ways of northeast Leicestershire: particularly those that may have been used by drovers.
  • STEWART, S. The impact of enclosure in Leicestershire on the parson and his glebe land 1760-1830: Billesdon, Lutterworth and Rothley.
  • TEDD, M. Naming in Anstey 1850-1950: a mirror of social structure.
  • TYLER, S. The silk ribbon weaving industry of Coventry. With a case study: Bulkington an outdoor working community in the Coventry silk ribbon weaving trade, 1818-1863.
  • WHITEHEAD, M. (ISS) What happened in, and what happened to, Sunday Schools Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire 1800-2000?


  • BARBOUR, R Gundogs in nineteenth-century Warwickshire: a guide to social change.
  • COWEN, P.E. (ISS) The transformation of a yeoman society: Windermere 1640-1841.
  • DOW, D. Stockport, the prototype mill town: the why, wherefore and therefore.
  • PLOM, A.J. The demise of slavery in early England, ecclesiastic erosion or economic evolution?


  • BUTTREY, P. Quiet and orderly: the administration, placement and treatment of pauper lunatics in Croydon from 1875 to 1914.
  • CAMBERS, C. Water, shelter and centricity: were post-enclosure farmers persuaded?
  • DROBNER, H. (ISS) St Willibrord's calendar and the mutual veneration of local saints in Britain and on the Continent.
  • FEAREY, A. Nineteenth-century Northamptonshire shoe-workers: where did they come from?
  • FLETCHER, L. Local charity: its role and social meaning in the area of the Oundle Poor Law Union, 1800-1900.
  • HIROSUE, M. Avebury, World Heritage Site management planning issues.
  • JENNINGS, P. Plan analysis and the development of Leicester's medieval urban landscape.
  • JONES, R. (ISS) The Gregynog estate, Montgomeryshire, 1880-1920.
  • MUIR, M. (ISS) Independent and leisure travel, 1635-1850.
  • PETERSEN, C.L. The impact of the Reformation in Derbyshire: the evidence from wills in four communities.
  • RAMSEY, P. (ISS) Cumnor parish: a parochial perspective on the English agricultural revolution.
  • RAPHAEL, F. An exploration of the life and opinions of John Smedley (180374), inventor of the mild system of hydrothapy, in relation to the development of water cures in Matlock Bank and Matlock Bath.
  • STONE, R. Woodland in the east Staffordshire landscape.
  • WAGER, A. (ISS) The effect of early railways on landscape and communities in Derbyshire.


  • BUSBY, M. Leicestershire settlements through the late fourteenth-century poll tax records -urban or rural?
  • CAMPBELL, D. The local politics of improvement: debating the Ashby canal, 1781-1794.
  • PEGRAM, J. The Derby cemeteries from Victorian distinction to ethnic pluralism.
  • RUCK, R. The common, custom, conflict and control: a study of Defford Common, Worcestershire.
  • TORNBOHM, N. Facets of enclosure in a mid-Derbyshire manor, 1760-1860.


  • CARTER, S. Leicestershire mercers, 1660-1710.
  • COLGAN, J. Bowers Row : a mining community in the making 1865-1955.
  • DAY, A. Rutland churches: location, relationships and change.
  • DYNDOR, Z. Capital punishment and the press in Northamptonshire, 17801834.
  • FITTON-BROWN, O. Conflict over church ritualism: Thorpe, Surrey, 1910.
  • HASELDINE, A. Milling hydro-power in Domesday Lincolnshire.
  • JONES, S. A lasting revolution? Outworking practices in the boot and shoe trade.
  • RAY, S. (ISS) A study of Atcham Union Workhouse at Crosshouses, Shropshire 1794-1894.
  • TAYLOR-MOORE, K. The comparative development of Aylesbury and Buckingham up to c. 1550.


  • COOPER, K. Out-migration from the land, 1850-1912: Cardiganshire.
  • DIPLOCK, P. The introduction of three utilities (gas, electricity and telephone) into three market towns (Marlow, Oakham and Stamford).
  • GILPIN, S. Growth and development of the rural parish of Flixton between 1841 and 1891.
  • MATTHEWS, C. What's the point of a spire? A religious symbol and social tool in Louth on the eve of the Reformation.
  • MILLER, E. Variations in the administrative prevalence of pauper insanity in England, 1850-1900.
  • MURPHY, N. W. Devon's supply of indentured servants 1655-1660.
  • REED, J. The foundation of Mount St Bernard Abbey and its effect on the secular community.
  • ROLL, P. Twentieth-century developments in rural life: a study of population change in two Northamptonshire parishes.
  • STATHAM, E. Cromwell's wars to Cook's tours: Leicestershire Baptists, 1650-1850.
  • TAYLOR, P. The social history of eighteenth-century domestic medicine in the south Midlands.
  • TOMLINSON, J. A sense of place in Eden Phillpotts' Dartmoor cycle.


  • BAILEY, M. The effects of industry on the 'close' village model.
  • COOPER, J. A study of limestone quarrying in Ketton, Rutland: the influence of the industry during the middle of the late nineteenth century on the village and its community, taking in both the landscape and cultural aspects.
  • CROWDEN, H. Boundaries and borders: the battle for Rutland, the identity of an English rural community in the late twentieth century.
  • DACK, C. The distinguishing features of a rural middling sort: a socioeconomic and cultural study of Alstonefield, Staffordshire.
  • DAVIS, P. From poverty to mud, money and music: the industrialisation of a Northamptonshire village in the nineteenth century.
  • DE BELIN, A. The landscape of foxhunting: Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland, 1750-1900.
  • GRUNDY, P. The impact of industrialization on the rural community of Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire, 1700-2000.
  • JENKINS, P. What sort of people needed poor law relief in Cardington, Bedfordshire, April 1817 - March 1818? What help did they receive?
  • LAITNER, A. Private and charity apprentices in Birmingham, 1700-1816.
  • SOUTHIN, R. Whitwick: from woodland settlement to mining village, a change of character within eighty years, 1800-1880.
  • WHELAN, E. An examination of the continuity of poor relief between the Old Poor law and the New Poor Law: a study of the Oundle and Thrapston unions of Northamptonshire


  • DIXON, P. The new Domesdays: continuity and change in three Cambridgeshire parishes.
  • ELSWORTH, M. The proof of a town.
  • FISHER, P.J. An object of ambition? The office and role of the coroner in two Midland counties, 1751-1888.
  • MEE, S. Localisation and/or approbation? Examination of the legend of Robin Hood within Nottinghamshire.
  • PEGG, A. Kettering, Rothwell and Oundle, 1680-1840.
  • WHALLEY, M. The buildings of dissent: the architecture of chapels in rural Northamptonshire.


  • BURNS, S. The socio-economic history of a south-west Leicestershire village: Leire, 1870-1945.
  • CASSON, P. Churches and ritual landscapes in the Sparkenhoe hundred of Leicestershire.
  • DAVIES, S. Co-operation, anti-fascism and pacifism in an alternative youth movement: the Woodcraft Folk in Sheffield, 1929-1950.
  • HAYTER, D.G. Pastures and profits: sheep and enclosure in sixteenth-century south Northamptonshire.
  • HOLMES, D. Creating an industrial society: a history of the shoe industry in Desborough since 1850
  • SHILHAN, S. Women and superstition: a study of superstitions concerning the female life-cycle in south Lincolnshire in the first half of the twentieth century.
  • SMITH, M. New churches, rebuilding and restoration and their relationship to economy and landownership in nineteenth-century Leicestershire.
  • WARD-LANGMAN, C. The effects of evacuation on Leicestershire 1939-1945: an oral history project.


  • BREWIN, M. The eighteenth-century English urban renaissance and its effects on three market towns of Leicestershire.
  • CULLEN, M. The churches and chapels of Leamington Priors.
  • FENN, A. C. W. Settlement patterns in early medieval Rhwng Gwy a Hafren.
  • HIGGINS, D.M.M. In search of Bromswold.
  • HURST, A.J. The Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Mercia.
  • JESSOP, P. Medieval Framland: the spatial development of churches in north-east Leicestershire.
  • LEWIS, J.O. At the sign of the hop leaf: the rise of H. and G. Simonds Ltd, a Berkshire brewer.
  • SALTER, J. Witches and devils: a comparative study of the experience of witchcraft in Suffolk and Flintshire, 1670-1700.
  • TOMPKINS, M. Emerging pays and peasant migration in Buckinghamshire c. 1332-1552: the evidence from surnames.
  • YORK, T.O. Church and churchyard memorials of the lower Soar valley 1540-1850.


  • ALLAN, E. A Cambridgeshire parish -Bassingbourn, 1487-1557: observations on the context and practice of piety.
  • AUCOTT, P.J. Economic and social developments in South-East Leicestershire in late Middle Ages - the formation of a region around a developing town (Market Harborough).
  • AYRES, M. Beyond the rural idyll: housing Dorset's labouring poor in the early nineteenth century.
  • BOWES, A. G. G Landscapes in Nottinghamshire: a study of four villages and their historic landscape characterisation.
  • GALBRAITH, F. Changes in upland parishes in Derbyshire.
  • GODFREY, A. Industry and class: a study of two Leicestershire villages, 1850-1900.
  • HARDEN, N. Living stones living water: a study of the siting of churches in southern Warwickshire.
  • HUMBER, L. The health and safety of women workers in munitions factories during the First World War.
  • LINDLEY, M. Land use and occupations in Brassington, Derbyshire, during the nineteenth century.
  • MERRIMAN, R. The use of Swithland slate gravestones, and their engravers.
  • MURRAY, J. New Forest marlpits and the right of common of marl.
  • ROBINSON, C. The smock: a garment of distinction.
  • SMART, P. J. The influence of the hosiery trade on the growth and development of Leicester's satellite villages, 1700-1851.


  • BADCOCK, M. Landownership, rents and tenures on Dartmoor, 1840-1910.
  • BARRY, P. J. S. Reconstructing the pre-enclosure social and topographic conditions of a Breckland village: Roudham.
  • BUCKHAM, P.E. Representations of artisans from the eighteenth to the early twentieth century.
  • BURRELL, K. Identity and integration: a study of the Polish community in Leicester.
  • CARPENTER, C. Rural transformation: cause and effect in the landscape evolution of Churchill and Blakedown since 1850.
  • CARR, J-P. The working world: Irchester in Northamptonshire, 1841-1891.
  • GILBERT, J. Off the beaten track: Glenfield (1871-1939) village or suburb?
  • HADEN, J. Church wall paintings.
  • JOHNSON, B. The General Strike in the Mansfield area 1926.
  • LEE, R. "Midnight crimes and guilty consciences": rural war in Norfolk 1815-1875, the search for a radical agenda.
  • O'FLANAGAN, P. Sense of place in the novels of Maeve Binchy.
  • RODEN, R. Dens of iniquity? The public house in the Victorian slums of Manchester and Salford.
  • ROWLEY, J. W. Scraptoft: settlement to enclosure.
  • SELDEN, R. Policing Bedfordshire prior to the Rural Constabulary Act, 1839
  • THOMSON, A. A study of roles and relationships in a Rutland village in the midVictorian period: Glaston c.1860-1890.
  • THOMSON, D. Charities in Rutland.
  • TOON, S. Swithland slate headstones in Leicestershire.
  • TRACEY, B. "Discord among the ratepayers": the story of the installation of a piped water supply and drainage system in the district of Market Harborough, Leicestershire.


  • ALDERSON, J. A study of the landscape and population of the parish of Coleorton in north-west Leicestershire.
  • FARRELL, S. The chaining of the countryside: an evaluation of parliamentary enclosure with reference to three Northamptonshire parishes.
  • FOX, D Crosses of the North York Moors: a study of the stone crosses of the North York Moors, their origins and purposes.
  • HAMMOND, C. Aspects of the occupational structures of four villages in south Nottinghamshire, 1851-1871.
  • HAWKER, K. "Instructed in the art and mystery", Leicestershire apprentices in Hanoverian and early Victorian times.
  • HEATHCOTE BALL, J. An attempt to analyse the development of the alabaster effigy tombs of Leicestershire 1350-1605.
  • JONES, C. Aspects of society in the Vale of Belvoir in the first half of the nineteenth century, looking particularly at the relationship between the Nonconformist and Established sectors of society.
  • RAINSFORD, C. H. The growth of Margate as a popular seaside resort through the development of transport and leisure activities, 1840-1939.
  • REDPATH, C.R. The Ishams of Lamport and their r√¥le as Justices of the Peace, 1660-1737.
  • REDPATH, F.M. A Northamptonshire gentry family in the age of watering places.


  • BATEMAN, J. Those who fought, those who prayed, those who worked: the secular clergy and laity in the archdeaconry of Northampton in the late Middle Ages.
  • BATES, W The churches' mission in south Derbyshire and north-west Leicestershire, 1901-1911.
  • BRADY, R.L. A comparison of attitudes towards domestic service in England during the Victorian period and the early to mid-twentieth century.
  • CLARKE, J.S. Turnpike roads in Shropshire: part of the development of communications in the West Midlands.
  • CORDLE, C.E. The culture of the hop: Wealden Kent, 1830-1996.
  • FOX, A.W. The agrarian economy of six parishes in the Wreake Valley from 1540-1680.
  • HADLEY A. Hill-tops, cyninges-tuns and wics: central places and trade in the south-west from Roman to Saxon times.
  • HUNT, I.D.J. A change of direction: for the rural economy of north-west Leicestershire, 1791-1841.
  • JOYCE, R. Intellectual, cultural and religious life in late eighteenth-century Derby.
  • LOFAS, D. M. The introduction of parish councils.
  • LYND-EVANS, P. Morphology of villages in the central region of Lincolnshire from the early Saxon period.
  • McHARG, G. Cell by the sea: the study of the priory of Saint Bees in its religious, economic and cultural setting within the barony of Coupland and Cumbria as a whole.
  • OLIVER, D.P. First duties, truest pleasures: an examination of cottage building on the Russell estates in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Cambridgeshire between 1802-1914.
  • SLATER, D. Summary justice in Northamptonshire - eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
  • STEWART, S. The status of women in Surrey, c.1235-1348.
  • UPTON, A.A. Sixteenth-century Foleshill: population, economy and religion in a Coventry suburban parish.
  • UPTON, P. Place-names of Warwickshire revisited.
  • WILCOX, P. Enclosure in Leicestershire: the case of three villages enclosed between 1652 and 1780.
  • WOLFE, G. Keeping the peace: Warwickshire 1630-1700.
  • WRIGHT, S. Kingsthorpe, village or suburb: a study of a Northamptonshire parish 1700-1931.


  • ANDREWS, K. World War II: its effect on the work of working-class women in Boston, Lincolnshire.
  • DAVENPORT, C. Daventry's craft companies, 1590-1675.
  • EDWARDS, J. Brewham Lodge, Somerset: from receivership to sale - highlighting legal matters of the period 1799-1816.
  • GREENFIELD, E.M. The social and economic effects of the decline of lead mining on villages in north Derbyshire, 1851-1891.
  • HILLIER, K. The welfare and education of working-class children in Ashby de la Zouch in the nineteenth century.
  • INGLESANT, D. Retailing furniture, 1850-1950.
  • PALMER, B. Landscape, economy and peasant society: the Ramsey manor of Elton, 1275-1347.
  • PINCHES, S. Roman Catholic charities and voluntary societies in the diocese of Birmingham, 1834-1945.
  • RICHARDSON, P. Market vills and the development of boroughs in medieval Suffolk.
  • SCOTT, H.L. The changing fortunes of the Royal Arcade, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1830-1882.
  • SHEPPARD, D. In search of the Forest of Arden.
  • SNELLING, J. Early-modern and modern society reflected in memorials: a local perspective - the Welland valley.
  • STOKES, P.A. The organisation of landscape and territory on the estates of Glastonbury Abbey: a case study of the manors of Ditcheat and Pennard.
  • THORNBOROW, P. Mortality crises in Northampton, 1571-1640.
  • THORNTON, M. Women peasants in Bedfordshire and Huntingdonshire before the Black Death.


  • BABINGTON, I. The hand-made nail industry of the Black Country: a study of an occupational culture.
  • BROWN, E. Leicester Mechanics' Institute, 1833-1870: studied in its local and national context.
  • BROWN, J. The nineteenth century industrialization of a primary market town: Grantham, Lincolnshire.
  • COOPER, N. The church in Anglo-Saxon Northumberland.
  • DOWNER, S. Settlement rank, status and territory in north Worcestershire in the eighth to eleventh centuries.
  • HALL, J. Poems and songs of Staffordshire in the modern period and their depiction of people and region.
  • LUXTON, S. A small Poland? A portrait of the Polish community in Leicester.
  • MARKS, R. Padbury: kinship and community c. 1538-1634.
  • ORME, P. Alabaster monuments as a reflection of changes in liturgy.
  • PARSONS, B. Status, occupations and land-holding: the emergence of an independent peasantry in the High Weald of East Sussex in the late thirteenth century - the evidence of Ashdown Forest and its region.
  • RAYBOULD, W. Around the Gap: an investigation into the character of a group of parishes and the relationship between them, in the Northamptonshire uplands, at the end of the eighteenth century and the beginning of the nineteenth century.
  • REED, H. The Cornish saints in their background.
  • VERDON, N. Women's work in the inter-war period: a study of Nottingham.
  • WILLARS, G. A view from the 1/9s: a sense of place: the English regional novel in film.


  • BATES, D. Industrial location: cotton spinning in Northampton -a case study.
  • BENNETT, C.I. A devouring nostalgia and an infinite repulsion: the impact of D.H. Lawrence on the town and country of Eastwood.
  • BENNETT, J. The ecclesiastical topography of the Fenland: the Anglo-Saxon period.
  • BROWN, J.L. South Highfields, Leicester: the evolution of a suburb, 1891-1991.
  • BURNS, H. Aspects of the Portsmouth area in fiction from 1814.
  • CAMERON, J. The lives of female vagrants in the casual ward of St Mary's workhouse, Nottingham, April 1899-1900.
  • HENDY, S. Bedfordshire in 1851: an exploration of the patterns of worship of the major religious denominations in the registration district of Bedfordshire at the time of the religious census.
  • HUTCHIN, J.D. Attitudes to the relief of poverty in Leicester, 1901-14.
  • JACKSON, P. Sawley, from principal settlement to suburb: a study of rural decline in the nineteenth century.
  • KENNEDY, P.J.B. The air raids on Smethwick and Oldbury 1940-1942.
  • NEWMAN, E. Surname development 1279-1332 in the Kineton Hundred of Warwickshire.
  • PARR, M. The churchyard in the modern period: function, idea and place.
  • PITT, J. Land and people in a late-medieval forest: an investigation of woodland society.
  • STANIFORTH, L. Rural and urban cotton plantations: some reasons for their establishment and the resultant effects upon the Macclesfield hundred of Cheshire, 1780-1869.
  • WALLACE, J. Newspapers in Leicester, 1850-1900.
  • WISE, R. Corby: the growth and decline of a steel town 1930-1990.


  • ADAMS, J.S. Crisis in Crippledom: some aspects of the history of the Rowley Bristow Orthopaedic Hospital, Pyrford, Surrey, 1908-1962.
  • AUSTIN, J.P. The trees and woodlands of the Cecils.
  • COOPER, A. Patterns of nonconformity and social change in nineteenthcentury Cardiganshire.
  • DAVIES, V.E.L. A sweet prison: aspects of the origin and establishment of the Leicester Asian community.
  • DAVIS, D.K. The Glastonbury manor of Sowy, 1086-1308.
  • DRAYCOTT, C. The Soke of Peterborough: a study of the early history of Peterborough Abbey and its dependent local settlements, up to the time of the Domesday Survey with special emphasis on the Anglo-Saxon period.
  • FOX, D.E. The spread of Christianity and Christian churches in the wapentake of Langbargh, North Riding of Yorkshire 600-1300.
  • GARRISON, L. Post-war immigration and settlement of West Indians in Nottingham, 1948-1968.
  • GARVEN, M. Change or continuity? An evaluation of the economy and society of Suffolk through nominal and fiscal evidence within the lay subsidy rolls of 1327 and 1524.
  • GOODWIN, D. The relationship between landlord and tenant in nineteenth-century North Wales.
  • INDER, P.M. Topographical prints and the development of seaside resorts: case studies of Scarborough and Sidmouth.
  • MASTERS, P.J. The minsters, territories and proprietary churches of Saxon West Sussex.
  • MERRALL, I. The sense of belonging amongst people in the Midlands.
  • PARKIN, K. The commercialization of the Cambridgeshire economy, c.1300.
  • PHELAN, L. Commoning in the New Forest in the nineteenth century.
  • SEKULLA, M.F. Patterns of naming in the parish of Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire, 1550-1850.
  • SIMKIN, A. Community participation and the role of women in the court rolls of the manor of
    Wakefield, 1274-1352.
  • TOOLE, S. Liverpool in the mid-Victorian era: its pride and shame.
  • WAINWRIGHT, J.A. The evolution of parish and township boundaries on the Yorkshire wolds.


  • ADAMS, N.C. The local Coventry society as revealed by five autobiographies.
  • ALDIS, M. One man's Nuneaton, 1810-1854.
  • BIRD, S.C. Watlington, 1660-1740: a market town?
  • BROOKER, J. Prosperity and decline in fourteenth-century Hertfordshire: an evaluation of commerce, mobility and wealth distribution.
  • EDWARDS, E. The medieval market town of Solihull, 1200-1580.
  • EDWARDS, L.E. A study of Coalville from the census returns.
  • EVELEIGH, N.G. Landscape and environment: their contribution to the evolution of settlement in early medieval Kesteven.
  • HAYES, W.F.G. The working poor in mid-nineteenth century Torquay.
  • JACKSON, A.J.H. The country house estate economy in decline: east Devon 1870-1939.
  • KING, J. George Eliot's legacy: local history revisited.
  • LANGWORTH, P.J. Glebeland and field systems in Cambridgeshire.
  • MASSAM, M. Ballads and the nineteenth-century transition from Britain to Australia.
  • McINTOSH, T. The decline of Stourbridge Fair 1770-1934: deliberate suppression or inevitable collapse?
  • MOORE, M. Stone quarrying in the Isle of Purbeck: an oral history.
  • PAGETT, K. Image problems: the ambiguous identity of Birmingham as represented in novels set in the city, c.1870-1950.
  • PEET, S.J. The magisterial elite of Southampton, 1550-1600.
  • SMITH, H.B. Communities of butchers and tanners of the Borough of Leicester, 1520-1640.
  • SPARLING, T. An enquiry into the effect of drainage and watersheds on settlement from the end of the Roman period to the Norman period.
  • TURNOCK, B.M. Land use in parts of Leicestershire as revealed in Domesday Book.


  • ALI, L.S. The social and economic history of the Hope valley from the mid- to the late-nineteenth century.
  • HARRIS, K.S. Some aspects of education and society in Market Harborough 1869-1913 as seen through schools' log books.
  • HODGKINSON, J.S. Changing standards of living in the smaller house in the Northampton area, 1850-1940.
  • NURSS, K. The transmission of culture: process of naming, marriage and death in the American colonial Chesapeake.
  • OWEN, T.E. Enclosure, poor relief expenditure and the labouring poor in Leicestershire, 1750-1830.
  • STUTTARD, R. People with small means and high hopes: co-operators in Leicester, 1860-1990.
  • THOMAS, C.M. Population, poverty and partible inheritance: Rothley, 1660-1760: a century of economic and social change in a Leicestershire village.


  • KEEP, R.I. Settlement and territory in east Herefordshire: a study of the complex and dynamic patterns of settlement and territory in east Herefordshire in the Anglo-Saxon and medieval periods.
  • SHETTLE, M. The development of fire protection in Surrey 1666-1941 with especial reference to southwest Surrey.


  • BAINBRIDGE, J. The social and cultural life of Great Malvern in 1871.
  • FLETCHER, S.J.C. Crime in Cheltenham 1848-1851.
  • HILL, T.G. The trading community of Shifnal and its geographical and genealogical linkages: a case study, 1841-1861.
  • HUME, J.A. Settlement and migration in Dorset 1704-1862: a study of the migrational patterns of paupers.
  • REEVE, D. Pity the poor labourer: English protest folksongs and their effects on the study of popular culture during the Industrial Revolution.


  • AUTTON, A.P. The forgotten boroughs of Devon: a study of the structure and composition of the village boroughs of Bow, Colyford, Newton Poppleford and South Zeal during the nineteenth century.
  • CROUCH, P.J. Cheese-making in east Leicestershire 1610-1911: the genesis of Stilton cheese.
  • DELONG, R.E. Women, widows and witches. A study of four Huntingdonshire villages, 1630-1650.
  • EDWARDS, H. Farmers' wives of Leicestershire and Northamptonshire: their working lives, 1918-1950.
  • MORRIS, S.G. An investigation into an early industrial neighbourhood - its status and its nature [Sheffield].
  • WATSON, I.G. Career and community: a study of the officeholders of the town council of Leicester, 1485-1535.
  • WILLIS, S.R. The Stroudwater Primitive Methodist circuit.


  • CLIFFORD, M.C.S. Fifteen Leicestershire villages: a study of their morphology and location.
  • CROMPTON, J. The pattern of dissent in Staffordshire in 1851.
  • ELL, P.S. A quantitative analysis of variables allegedly influencing the pattern of religious observance in 1851: a case study in Warwickshire.
  • HARRISON, J. D. The composite manor of Brent, 1189-1307.
  • HEMMING, A.C. A study of social relationships in late-Victorian London: the diaries of Hannah Cullwick and Arthur Munby.
  • LAUGHTON, J. Prolegomena to a societal history of late-medieval Chester.
  • WEEDON. R. Early territorial organisation in the East Riding of Yorkshire


  • ARNOLD, B. The saints' dedications of Somerset.
  • BARKER, A. Insular farms and muddy lanes: pre-conquest and medieval settlement on the Culm Measures of Devon.
  • BROWN, G.P. Population and mobility: a study using marriage registers of the Leicester and Nottinghamshire borders during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
  • BURT, J. Northamptonshire gardens and parks, 1660-1825.
  • KELLEY, J.W. The medieval markets and fairs of Leicestershire.
  • MOORE, P. Rothwell: town or village? 1750-1850. A case-study of the changing pattern of urban status in the small town.
  • SHORT, C.D. Hearths, people and status: a study of the social structure of three areas of Hertfordshire in the late seventeenth century.
  • THOMAS, K. The surnames of Warwick, 1185-1500.
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