Drove Roads of Northumberland

Drove Roads of Northumberland

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 154 x 228 x 12mm | 358.34g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752442309
  • 9780752442303
  • 1,486,357

About Ian Roberts

Ian Roberts, Alan Rushworth, and Richard Carlton are archaeologists for The Archaeological Practice Ltd, specializing in carrying out and reporting on archaeological and historical research for private, corporate, and public clients. They have been determined to preserve the history of droving and embarked on The Drovers Project on behalf of the Northumberland National Park Authority.show more