Sheepscombe - One Thousand Years in this Gloucestershire Valley, by Elisabeth Skinner

£19.99
Sheepscombe - One Thousand Years in this Gloucestershire Valley, by Elisabeth Skinner
Book published by the Sheepscombe History Society in 2005, 224 pages. Paperback - c.17.5cm by 24.5cm (N7837)


From the rear side cover: From remote hunting ground for the rich to thriving industrial village; from grinding poverty and decay to peaceful haven from city life; this book tells the story of a hidden corner of the county, out of sight behind the Cotswold edge. A wealth of evidence for the Sheepscombe valley is explored, giving insights into the lives and activities of real people, spanning one thousand years of history. Photographs, some over a hundred years old, vividly illustrate the changes over the years. If you know this valley, then this book will deepen your knowledge. If you enjoy the detective work of local history; then this study will stimulate debate. If you appreciate Gloucestershire, then this story of an industrial Cotswold valley will draw you in. Chapters include:

In Norman Ownership 1000-1300
Lords and Locals 1300-1500
Life and Legend 1500-1600
Village Beginnings 1600-1700
Working Together 1700-1800
Church and Mill 1800-1825
Industrial Decline 1825-1840
The Victorian Years 1840-1900
Sanctuary in Village Life 1900-1930
The Rural Revolution 1930-2000

The condition of the book is generally excellent. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is intact and all pages are intact, unblemished and tightly bound.