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LINES ACROSS LINCOLNSHIRE
Discovering Routes, Banks & Boundaries

Lines Across Lincolnshire Discovering Routes, Banks & Boundaries - Jon Fox

Book Details

Extent: 256 pages
Size: 202 x 302 mm
Binding: Hardback
Illustrations: over 280 photographs and 14 maps in full colour
Price: £27.50
ISBN: 978-0-9932696-1-5
Published: October 2018

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Buy PayPal THE LINCOLNSHIRE LANDSCAPE An Exploration

This remarkable new book by Jon Fox investigates the natural and historical lines in the Lincolnshire countryside, focusing on features used or constructed as routes, banks or boundaries. It covers both natural features such as the Lincoln Edge, former coastlines and extinct Ice Age valleys, as well as man-made lines of every period of history, ranging from prehistoric trackways, Roman roads and Medieval banks, through to the drains, canals, railways and military defences of more recent centuries.

As a companion volume to Jon's The Lincolnshire Landscape, the book combines informative and accessible text with inspiring colour photographs taken specially by the author. The photographs illustrate the features and historical changes decribed in the text while also celebrating their contribution to the character, interest and beauty of Lincolnshire's varied landscape. High quality maps have also been included to show the distribution of lines in the county.

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Contents

The book considers different types of line on a chapter basis:

  • Introduction
  • Escarpments - Natural Lines from Geology
  • Trent Valleys - Changing Courses, Gaps & the Ice Age
  • Coastlines - Past & Present Edges of the Land
  • Prehistoric Ways - Movement of People, Livestock & Salt
  • Roman Engineering - A Legacy of Roads & Canals?
  • Field & Furrow - Farming Patterns form the Past
  • Hedges & Walls - A Living record of Enclosure
  • Paths, Bridleways, Tracks & Lanes - Local Routes in the Countryside
  • Parks & Plantations - Aristocratic Lines in the Landscape
  • Sea Banks - Coastal Defences & Reclamation
  • Fen Banks & Droves - Medieval Reclamation in the Fens
  • Drains & Dykes - Draining the Fens & Carrs
  • Fen Causeways & Washways - Traversing the Wetlands & Estuaries
  • Turnpike Roads & Drovers' ways - Long-Distance Travel after the Romans
  • Waterways - From Freight to Leisure Network
  • Railways - Living lines & Lost Routes
  • Industrial Lines - Mineral Extraction, Milling & Manufacturing
  • Modern Lines - Science, Development & Defence in the Countryside, 1900 - 2018

What people say... Comments & Reviews.

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Oct

30

2018

An amazing and powerful book

Jamie H - Lincoln at 10:21am


Oct

30

2018

As with ‘The Lincolnshire Landscape’ before it, the author’s love of the county comes through on every page of this beautiful book. It is sure to be another firm favourite with Lincolnshire residents and visitors alike.

Sasha Drennan - Lindum Books at 10:19am


Oct

30

2018

An excellent second book from Jon, the perfect companion to his first book ‘The Lincolnshire Landscape’. Very informative and well researched, beautifully produced with amazing photography. A fascinating book that I would recommend to anyone interested in the geological and historical landscape of Lincolnshire.

David Would - Lincoln at 10:08am


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