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Title: The draining of the marshlands of east Yorkshire
Author: Sheppard, J. A.
Awarding Body: Queen Mary, University of London
Current Institution: Queen Mary, University of London
Date of Award: 1956
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Abstract:
oldernese, ti, e Vale of "cork, and the Vale of Pickering are three fairly typical maimbland areac, and all three were on , finally waetelai d. '. edieval reclamation improved the eiltlande of each area for arable and paeturo, but the peatlando regained waterlobjed for three-quarters of the year and wore used mainly for aummo paeture and as 13oturcoa of fish, fowl and futl, until the mid-ei,:. hhteenth century. utween 176o and 1900 t. icy were drained by the uae of lar6o-acale engineering methodatImprovementc wore reateot in Foldernene, while in the other two areas much still remained to be done in the twentieth century. There aro various roaeons both for the similaritiea and differences in the draina; e history of the three ralions, and 'oi the differences between these regions and the other marshland nreas of Lngland and t4'a7a. 8*Location, aLLe, the existence or othci"«ii-e of aäx, ontijyc on tidal water] and the resulting existence of a 'Court of ewe.. -a, farI44. nS systevis, patterns of ownerihip, nnvi, at1on interests, and the influeroe of oottlouantg, as well an the physical , -°eot,, raphy, am all shown to have had an in. "lurnoe both on the pace of iti, p. oven, ont and on he pattern of drains developed. The present . eo, raphy of the throe areas howa clear traces of the earlier stn ges In their histor
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