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The lost villages : in search of Britain's vanished communities

Author: Henry Buckton
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Across Britain there are more than 3,000 lost villages once-thriving communities that time and fortune have reduced to ivy-clad remnants and weather-worn ruins. Echoes of a former age, they evoke a natural curiosity as to who lived in them, what caused their decline. Bestselling author Henry Buckton goes in search of some of the Britain's more recent lost villages: Hallsands in Devon, swept away in a violent storm;  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Buckton, Henry.
Lost villages.
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, ©2008
(DLC) 2008300201
(OCoLC)176926060
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Buckton
ISBN: 9781441600028 1441600027 9780857714503 0857714503
OCLC Number: 313411712
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 246 pages) : illustrations, map
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction; 1. A Lost Village Lives Again; 2. From Riches to Rags; 3. The Power of Water; 4. A Sorely-Distressed Community; 5. The Cruel Sea; 6. Outpost of an Ancient World; 7. Beneath the Flood; 8. Quenching An English Thirst; 9. The Gathering Storm; 10. Casualties of War; 11. Broken Promises; 12. The Lost Valley; 13. A Land of Dragons and Kings; 14. Sliding Fortunes; 15. The Concrete and Clay Jungle; Acknowledgements; References and Further Reading; Index.
Responsibility: Henry Buckton.

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