Newtown Linford Notes & The Leicestershire Slate Industry, by Ramsey

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Newtown Linford Notes & The Leicestershire Slate Industry, by Ramsey

Newtown Linford Notes & The Leicestershire Slate Industry, by D.A. Ramsey

Book published privately by the author in 2000, 98 pages. Paperback with staple binding (N4184P1)

From the rear side cover: This book is the fourth in a series of five books about the Bradgate villages in Leicestershire.... It tales a close look at the early slate industry withinn Newtown and Groby parishes and how the early Newtown settlers slowly developed tthe land and houses along Main Street. How Charnwood Forest was cut back from the rear of the village in the 1780's and how the waste houses of the poor were incorporated into the village proper. It is hard to imagine now that some of the most expensive houses in the parish of Newtown began as simple single room dwellings. Improvements slowly stopped the rain, wind and snow from gaining entry to the dwellings but never the numbing cold of the bleak 18th century winters or the frequent visitations made by the plague.....

The book is illustrated throughout with lots of black and white photographs and maps, and sections include:

  • Leicestershire Slate
  • Quarry Locations
  • Quarrying before 1800
  • Quarrying 1800 to 1849
  • Quarrying 1850 to closure
  • Newtown Linford
  • Tyburn & the Holloway
  • Freeholding
  • Occupations and employment
  • Woolcombers

Condition of the book is excellent. The cover is clean and bright, the staple spine is tight and intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is an old price printed on the front cover

Condition New