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Thorps in a Changing Landscape


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1 Introducing thorps 2 Establishing the corpus 3 Danelaw thorps 4 English throps 5 Thorps: the archaeological evidence 6 Thorps in the landscape 7 Thorp: a hypothesis and its wider implications Appendix 1: Throp in Anglo-Saxon glosses Appendix 2: A handlist of thorps and throps before 1300

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Paul Cullen is a Research Fellow in the Institute of Name-Studies at the University of Nottingham. He is editor of the English Place-Names Survey of Kent and a consulting editor of the Journal of the English Place-Names Society (JEPNS). Richard Jones is a Lecturer in Landscape History in the Centre for English Local History at the University of Leicester. He is the co-author of Medieval Villages in an English Landscape: Beginnings and Ends, which addresses the relationship between settlements and open-field farming in the English Midlands, and co-editor of Deserted Villages Revisited. David Parsons is Reader in Name-Studies and Director of the Institute of Name-Studies at the University of Nottingham. He is also Deputy Director of the Survey of English Place-Names, and English Place-Names Survey editor for Suffolk. He is the joint editor of Vikings and the Danelaw and has produced three volumes in The Vocabulary of English Place-Names series.

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