Alleyways of Mortlake and East Sheen, by Charles Hailstone

Alleyways of Mortlake and East Sheen, by Charles Hailstone
Alleyways of Mortlake and East Sheen, by Charles Hailstone

Book published by the Barnes and Mortlake History Society, 80 pages. Paperback (N6081X2)

From the foreword: This book has long been regarded as one of the most significant contributions to local history in the area...
Charles was a native of Mortlake, born in the house where he lived all his life.... his fascination with the Mortlake alleyways and his painstaking research culminated in publication of the book in 1983. This is now regarded as a seminal work, which is essential reading for anyone with a serious interest in the history of the area. It is doubtful whether the development of a village has ever been examined in such detail from so unusual an angle. He drew on a diverse range of sources, extracting material from the manorial court roles at Althorp and the prodigious parish records of Mortlake church while never overlooking the humblest local ephemera and constantly listening to the recollections of older local inhabitants. This book could never have been written from the library alone. Charles had walked the streets of Mortlake and the uplands of Richmond Park, and his narrative leaves no doubt of his considerable powers of observation in linking the present terrain with the footpaths and fields of long ago.
Chapters include:

The Mortlake Alleyways map
Boundaries and Highways
The Worple Way
Lanes and Hills
Churchways and Corpseways
The Gathering Points
Influence of the Railway
The Commonfields of Mortlake
Furlongs and Arable Strips
Ewe Furlong
Holdings in the Furlongs
The Demesne Lands
The Alleyways Surveyed
Rights of Way
Some Forgotten Names
John Eustace Anderson
The Survey of Mortlake
The Alleyways and Footpaths Noticed Alphabetically

The condition of the book is generally excellent. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a small price sticker on the rear side cover.
Condition New