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History in the Landscape: The archaeology and architecture of Weardale
Caroline Hardie and Niall Hammond
The Weardale Society (2008)
20 x 20 x 1.5 cm
Weardale has a long and exciting past. A hunting ground for the rich; a gateway to the underworld; border conflicts and a home fondly remembered from the other side of the world. Evidence of this past is etched out in its landscape and villages, waiting to be discovered.
This fascinating book, written by two leading archaeologists, seeks clues to this past from the prehistoric mysteries of Heathery Burn Cave through to the ancient origins of the villages and the growth of dissenting religions. It explores the struggle for power between one of the most powerful landowners in England - the Prince Bishop of Durham, and the inhabitants who eked out a living from this most enthralling Pennine dale.