Colne Valley: A History of a Pennine Landscape (2021) by Rob Vincent

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Colne Valley: A History of a Pennine Landscape was written by Rob Vincent and published in 2021 by Huddersfield Local History Society.

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Contents

  • Foreword (page v)
  • Acknowledgements (page vii)
  • Introduction (page 1)
  • A Note for Readers (page 4)
  • Field Patterns and Walls (page 7)
    • Early Landscape (page 8)
    • Vaccary in the Wessenden Valley (page 9)
    • Late Medieval Assarts (page 10)
    • Upkeep of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Landscape (page 13)
    • Copyhold Tenancies (page 14)
    • Field Patterns by the End of the Eighteenth Century (page 15)
    • Pinfolds and Sheep Folds (page 16)
    • Enclosure in the Late Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries (page 17)
    • Parliamentary Enclosures (page 18)
  • Quarries and Delphs (page 24)
    • Early Stone Sources (page 24)
    • Sustained Quarry Sites (page 25)
    • Pule Hill Workings (page 25)
    • Rocking Stone Quarry (page 27)
    • Ganister Quarries (page 27)
    • Coal in the Valley (page 29)
  • The Settlement Pattern And the Dual Economy (page 31)
    • Earliest Settlements (page 32)
    • Medieval Settlement Pattern (page 33)
    • The Dual Economy (page 36)
    • Early Development of the Woollen Cloth Trade (page 36)
    • Cloth Making in the Colne Valley (page 37)
    • The Cloth Market and International Trade (page 38)
    • A Clothier’s Trade (page 40)
    • The Farming Economy (page 41)
    • Cloth Making and Farming Combined (page 42)
    • Impacts of Industrialisation (page 43)
    • A Colne Valley Vernacular (page 46)
  • Non-conformism – Chapels and Sunday Schools (page 49)
    • Roots of Non-conformism (page 50)
    • Growth and Schisms (page 53)
    • Baptist Chapels and Sunday Schools (page 55)
    • Methodism in the Valley (page 57)
    • The Revitalised Church of England (page 60)
  • Connections (page 65)
    • The Colne Valley Corridor (page 66)
    • The Roman Road (page 66)
    • Monastic Records (page 69)
    • Packhorse Trails (page 70)
    • Turnpikes (page 71)
    • Canal and Railway (page 76)
    • Local Tracks (page 78)
  • Water (page 81)
    • Cupwith Reservoir (page 82)
    • Feeder Reservoirs for the Canal (page 82)
    • Water Supply (page 84)
  • Weaving the Threads (page 91)
  • References (page 93)
  • Index of Places (page 95)