Mapping the Transport Network of England & Wales, 1540-1660

Mapping the Transport Network of England & Wales, 1540-1660
 
  5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Stephen Gadd and Colin Greenstreet invite discussion of a new project which aims to record the state and development of highways (both roads and navigable waterways) in England and Wales between 1540 and 1660, the period during which the network developed from one serving primarily local agricultural markets to one fit for an emerging industrial economy. Rather than identifying wholly new infrastructure, they hope to discover when and where network stresses occurred and were remedied, and when particular highway sections became identified as ‘principal routes’. Such analysis will help to identify the geographic scope and scale of industrial development and decline.

Adapting collaborative methods deployed by Colin with great success on the Marine Lives project, Viæ Regiæ will assimilate a vast array of evidence from primary sources such as Quarter Sessions, parish, and probate records. This will be gathered by local experts and enthusiasts around the country, building bridges between academic and public historians. For the first time we will see how a network of roads, bridges, and waterways serving ports and market towns developed from the disruption of Dissolution recorded in John Leland’s Itineraries, through the trail-blazing mapping of Christopher Saxton’s county series to the first national road maps a century later.

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2021-02-10 17:30 2021-02-10 17:30 Europe/London Mapping the Transport Network of England & Wales, 1540-1660 A new project which aims to record the state and development of highways as the network developed from one serving primarily local agricultural markets to one fit for an emerging industrial economy. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/02/10/mapping-the-transport-network-of-england-wales-1540-1660-251245 ,,,

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