A History of Laxton: England’s Last Open-field Village :: J. V. Beckett

A History of Laxton: England’s Last Open-field Village :: J. V. Beckett soon to be presented for sale on the incomparable BookLovers of Bath web site!

Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1989, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Includes: Black & white photographs; Graphs; Maps; Tables; List of abbreviations; List of sources; Appendix;

>From the cover: Laxton in Nottinghamshire is the last unenclosed village in England. Here, open-field farming once in operation across the entire Midlands and much of northern Europe has survived into the modern era. In Laxton today, farmers carry on a thousand-year-old tradition, working their land in strips within large open fields, and remain subject to the authority of a manorial court. This book is a history of this extraordinary village over the last millenniu…

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edge of the text block tanned.

Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. (xiv) 340 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9¼” x 6¼”.

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