A History of Worcestershire Agriculture and Rural Evolution


WORCESTERSHIRE is one of the smaller counties of England and is neither a tourist nor a holiday resort; but connoisseurs know it as one of our most interesting regions. Through it pass three peaceful and attractive rivers, the Severn, the Avon and the Teme; its scenery is varied by Bredon Hill, the Malverns, the Clent and Lickey Hills and by the Forest of Wyre. Some of the most intensive culture in England, is to be found in the Vale of Evesham. The county is rich in archæological interest, for the monastic movement played an important part, there, and parts of the great Abbeys of Evesham and Pershore still survive in a setting enriched by interesting churches, attractive country houses and quiet, pleasing villages.

A History of Worcestershire Agriculture and Rural Evolution

By R. C. Gaut. Pp. xvi + 490. (Worcester: Little-bury and Co., Ltd., 1939.) n.p.

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RUSSELL, E. A History of Worcestershire Agriculture and Rural Evolution. Nature 154, 190–191 (1944) doi:10.1038/154190a0

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