In this collection of essays Michael Mullett, an Internationally acclaimed historian of early modern Europe, explores the transformation of Penrith from a manorial possession into a self-governing urban community and a flagship in Cumbria of the heroic Victorian 'Age of Improvement'.
Series: A-Z Format: Paperback / softback 96 pages, 100 Illustrations, unspecified Publisher: Amberley Publishing Imprint: Amberley Publishing ISBN: 9781445675428 Published: 15 Sep 2020 Classifications: Cumbria & Lake District, Local history Readership: General (US: Trade) Weight:302g Dimensions:165 x 234 x 17 (mm) Pub. Country:United Kingdom
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DescriptionBarrow-in-Furness was transformed by the industrial expansion of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, leading to it becoming a centre for ship and submarine building. Located at the tip of a peninsula, known for its own micro-climate and a rich and varied natural environment, the townscape is surrounded by sea, and beyond that the Lakeland Hills, while the protective arms of Walney Island provide a natural channel and harbour. Nature sits alongside industry and heritage.
The iron ore industry once scarred the landscape, but time and new growth have disguised the marks. Farming is still a crucial factor in Barrow and you do not have to stray far to discover old abbey granges still functioning yet diversifying. In this book, Gill Jepson provides a fascinating insight into Barrow's places, events and its famous sons and daughters.