Item description for A History of the County of Durham: Volume IV: Darlington (Victoria County History) by Gillian Cookson...
This latest volume in the Victoria Country History of Durham (the first for over eighty years) presents a study of the township of Darlington, part of the parish of the same name. It traces the history of Darlington from the earliest times: a small Anglo-Saxon settlement becoming a flourishing bishop's borough in the middle ages; its growth as an important staging post on the Great North Road during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries; and the town's prosperity during the nineteenth century, reinforced by its situation on the railway network. The story is taken up to the present time, with accounts of Darlington's social, political, topographical and economic history. The latter includes thorough accounts of major industries, including iron and engineering, leather, and the little-known but highly significant worsted and linen manufacturing industries.GILLIAN COOKSON is County Editor, Victoria County History of Durham.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 12.13" Width: 8.27" Height: 1.18" Weight: 3.09 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2005
Publisher Victoria County History
ISBN 1904356265 ISBN13 9781904356264
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