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A history of Bishops Cleeve and Woodmancote

A history of Bishops Cleeve and Woodmancote

Aldred, David

This book offers a detailed history of BishopA fs Cleeve and Woodmancote. This book tells the story of BishopA fs Cleeve and Woodmancote over a period of 12,000 years. The archaeological record, the written record and peopleA fs memories have been skilfully interwoven to create the first comprehensive history of these two communities. The story follows the fortunes of the inhabitants, from small groups of prehistoric farmers and on through the controlling influence of the Bishop of Worcester in the Middle Ages, to the traditional farming of the nineteenth century which was swept away by the developments following the arrival of SmithsA f factory in 1939. The recent rapid expansion since 1990 has provided much new knowledge about the early history of the area and this is explained here for the first time. Whether a newcomer wanting to know more about the villages or a long-time resident wanting to add to their own knowledge, or just someone interested in local history, everyone will find much of interest whether itA fs the explanation of familiar scenes or the exploding of commonly held myths about the past

Paperback, Book. English.
Published Chalford : Amberley Publishing : [distributor] Orca Book Services 2009
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Statement of responsibility: David Aldred
Distributor: Chalford: Amberley Publishing; [distributor] Orca Book Services, 2009
ISBN: 1848687273, 9781848687271
Note: Paperback.
Biography: David H. Aldred is wellA ]known through his writing and lecturing on historical subjects. He has written several books on the area.
Subject: History.; Gloucestershire (England) History.; Local history Gloucestershire.