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Title: Enclosure in south Cambridgeshire : society, farming and the environment, 1798-1850
Author: Wittering, Shirley A.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2674 2694
Awarding Body: University of East Anglia
Current Institution: University of East Anglia
Date of Award: 2008
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South Cambridgeshire has some of the richest arable land in England and has been cultivated by man for millennia. The nucleated villages of this region lying within their open fields were originally designed to use the land to its maximum, but by the turn of the nineteenth century the inflationary effects of bad harvests, wars. industrialisation and population growth had resulted in an enormous, increase in the demand for food. The introduction of new crops and new methods of cultivation, mainly the Norfolk four course rotation, resulted in the more enlightened landowners demanding enclosure. But this desire to plough every available piece of land ignored the destruction of the valuable and distinctive habitats that existed, particularly in the heaths and moors of the area.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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