Highways and Byways of Barnes, by Mary Grimwade and Charles Hailstone

£11.99
Highways and Byways of Barnes, by Mary Grimwade and Charles Hailstone
Highways and Byways of Barnes, by Mary Grimwade and Charles Hailstone

Book published by the Barnes and Mortlake History Society, 110 pages. Paperback (N6081X2)

From the foreword: Mary Grimwade and Charles Hailstone never intended Highways and Byways to be a definitive history of Barnes. It is an affectionate appraisal of the area written by two local historians. Inspired by their own personal reminiscences, the work is grounded in detailed research, drawing on primary sources and other material, collected and painstakingly studied over many years.

This book invites the reader to explore the ancient fields, passages and footpaths, waterways and open spaces which have shaped Barnes over the centuries. It also traces the changes to transport and communications which have gradually transformed a small quiet village into a pleasant London suburb. Chapters include:

The Parish Environs
Still Waters Past and Present
Running Waters Past and Present
The Thames and the Towpath
The Passages and Footpaths of Barnes
Highways and Road Transport
The Coming of the Railways
Open Spaces
Housing Developments

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