Enclosure stories: narratives from Northamptonshire

McDonagh, Briony and Daniels, Stephen (2012) Enclosure stories: narratives from Northamptonshire. Cultural Geographies, 19 (1). pp. 107-121. ISSN 1474-4740

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Abstract

This paper rethinks and revises enclosure narratives, thickening the concept of enclosure by researching a particular place and period: the English Midland county of Northamptonshire in the period between the 16th and the 19th centuries. It argues that while many elements of the landscape were dramatically reshaped by enclosure, the parliamentary enclosures of the late 18th and early 19th centuries were nevertheless part of a much longer process of landscape change. The paper points to the complexities within enclosure thought and experience, drawing particular attention to individuals and groups – including female landowners, ordinary villagers and animals – too often entirely written out of the ‘enclosure story’.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published version: Cultural Geographies, 19(1), 2012, copyright Sage.
Keywords: enclosure, improvement, landscape, narrative, riot, women, vermin
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Geography
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1177/1474474011427361
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Depositing User: McDonagh, Dr Briony
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2013 20:20
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2016 15:51
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/2148

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