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Urban Hierarchy and Functions in the East Midlands in the Late Middle Ages, 1300-1550

Title details

SN: 3822
Title: Urban Hierarchy and Functions in the East Midlands in the Late Middle Ages, 1300-1550
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-3822-1
Depositor: Dyer, C., University of Birmingham. School of History
Principal investigator(s): Dyer, C., University of Birmingham. School of History
Clark, P., University of Leicester. Centre for Urban History
Grant, A., University of Leicester. Careers Service
Sponsor(s): Economic and Social Research Council
Grant number: R000235902

Citation

The citation for this study is:

Dyer, C., Clark, P., Grant, A. (1998). Urban Hierarchy and Functions in the East Midlands in the Late Middle Ages, 1300-1550. [data collection]. UK Data Service. SN: 3822, http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-3822-1

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Subject Categories

Community and urban studies - Society and culture
Local history - History
Social history - History
Urban history - History

Abstract

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The aims of the project were to :
1. establish the broad pattern of the urban hierarchy in the East Midlands in the late Middle Ages
2. identify from a small sample of communities the principal economic, social and environmental markers for different levels within the urban hierarchy of late medieval towns; also where possible to identify demographic and economic fluctuations
3. identify linkages between towns and between town and countryside in the late Middle Ages
4. generate a new methodological framework to enable the productive application of archaeological evidence to the study of late medieval towns which will be of particular benefit to economic, social and urban historians
Main Topics:
The dataset contains information about all towns, proto-towns and commercial centres in the East Midlands in the period 1300-1550, including information about primary sources. It also includes weekly market tolls for Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, 1408-1519.

Please note: this study does not include information on named individuals and would therefore not be useful for personal family history research.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Time period: 1300 - 1550
Dates of fieldwork: 1995 - 1997
Country: England
Geography: East Midlands
Leicestershire
Lincolnshire
Northamptonshire
Rutland
Spatial units: No information recorded
Observation units: Administrative units (geographical/political)
Kind of data: Textual data
Individual (micro) level
Universe: Subnational
Towns, proto-towns and commercial centres in the East Midlands (Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Rutland and South Lincolnshire), 1300-1550.
Time dimensions: Cross-sectional (one-time) study
Sampling procedures: No sampling (total universe)
Method of data collection: Transcription of existing materials; Compilation or synthesis of existing material
Weighting: No information recorded
Data sources: Published and unpublished sources including Leicestershire and Northamptonshire Sites and Monuments Records. The unpublished sources are mainly held by the Public Record Office, Leicester County Record Office and Northampton County Record Office. For further details, please see the data.

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Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 25 August 1998
Copyright: Copyright C. Dyer
Access conditions: The depositor has specified that registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. The depositor may be informed about usage. See terms and conditions of access for further information.
Availability: UK Data Service
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Documentation

Title File Name Size (KB)
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_3822_Information.htm 17
READ File read3822.txt 6

Publications

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By principal investigator(s):
Jones, E. (1999) `River navigation in medieval England' Journal of Historical Geography, vol.25.

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