Martin Wainwright

The English Village

The village remains a quintessential and much-loved treasure of the English countryside. This rural idyll has inspired generations of great poets, novelists and artists including the likes of Constable, Hardy, Wordsworth, as well as providing the picturesque setting for modern TV series such as Lark Rise to Candleford and Cranford. The English Village celebrates all that is unique and loved about a typical village — the pub, the green, the school, the church, the pond, the local shop and more — as well as exploring how the village has changed over the centuries. Also includes fascinating information on the origins of village names — Siddington, for example, means the farm of the valley (sidd: valley, in: belonging to, ton: farmland). Filled with facts, figures, customs and lore, there is a wealth of fascinating information to be discovered in this charming book.
202 printed pages
Copyright owner
Michael O'Mara Books
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    Few things are more pleasant than a village graced with a good church and a good pub,

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