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Drove Roads of Northumberland

By Ian Roberts, Alan Rushworth

9780752442303

ISBN: 9780752442303

Published: 02-08-2010


Drove Roads of Northumberland

By Ian Roberts, Alan Rushworth

ISBN: 9780752442303

Published: 02-08-2010

About This Book

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, and 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.

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