A Social Geography of England and Wales by Richard Dennis

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Corn milling in the countryside came into the latter category as the industry moved first to market towns and then to ports as greater quantities of bread grains were imported. Some rural industries were transformed radically, with the chairmakers of villages in the Chilterns being supplanted by furniture factories in High Wycombe and the rural papermakers of Devon concentrating only on very high-quality paper. All were vulnerable and their contraction or disappearance contributed to the 'agriculturalization' of Victorian villages.

3 A. Medieval London (after Smailes, 1964). Pre-industrial England 35 Row and in Fleet Street and the segregation of the capital's markets provided a fine example of a spatial response to social institutions. Until the Civil War the City resisted the establishment of markets beyond its Liberties. Meat was sold in Eastcheap and in the Shambles (modern Newgate Street), and the Poultry, at the eastern end of Cheapside, spoke for itself. Bucklebury sold groceries and the length of Cornhill was known as the Stocks, where fish, meat and ultimately fruit and vegetables and flowers were sold.

1 9 7 8 ) English Towns: 1500-1 700, Dawson, Folkestone. Sjoberg, G. E. ( 1 9 7 1 ) Land assignment in the precapitalist, capitalist and postcapitalist city, Geography, 4 7 , 1 0 1 - 2 0 . 39 Economic A valuable collection of essays by more than a dozen authors (including Everitt on market towns, Fisher on London as a demand centre, and Glass on the socio-economic status of London's residents) is: Clark, P. ) ( 1 9 7 6 ) The Early Modern Town: a reader, Longman, London. London as a pre-industrial city is depicted in: Appleby, A.

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