publication . Article . 2002

Historic Parishes of England and Wales: An Electronic Map of Boundaries before 1850 with a Gazetteer and Metadata (CD-Rom and book)

Thomas Pickles;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Nov 2002 Journal: Internet Archaeology (eissn: 1363-5387, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Council for British Archaeology
According to the authors, Historic Parishes of England and Wales aims to provide one possible solution to 'a major lacuna militating against the effective exploitation of many post-medieval to mid-Victorian historical sources collected by local administrative areas.' That is 'the lack of information on the boundaries of those administrative areas: the so-called "historic" or "ancient" parishes of England and Wales.' There is no doubt that this is indeed a problem, and that such information will find a wide potential audience. As they admirably illustrate in the accompanying book, parish boundaries have been some of the most enduring and stable organising units, ...
free text keywords: archaeology, review, historic parishes, England, Wales, CC1-960, Electronic map, Metadata, CD-ROM, Geography, Genealogy
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