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Seen on the Packhorse Tracks

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A wonderfully complex transport network trodden by our ancestors since the Bronze Age still exists to this day. The author Titus Thornber takes us on a fascinating journey along the packhorse tracks of the Pennine uplands, where a priceless legacy from the past is just waiting to be explored. The 'how, why, when and where' of the tracks are thoroughly examined: the bridges, causeways, signposts and markers, the countryside through which the tracks have run from pre-Roman times onwards, how they were constructed and why we came to lose these remarkable 'medieval highways'. In the introduction Sue Hogg sets the scene for the heyday of the mighty packhorse trains, when all types of commodities were carried throughout the country by small, rugged Galloway ponies averaging 30 miles a day. The book also contains chapters on packhorse vocabulary, the effects of inclosure and a glossary and gazetteer.



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Item details

Author(s):
Titus Thornber
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
220 mm x 210 mm 544 g
Edition:
2002
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0953057321
ISBN-13:
9780953057320
Number of pages:
104
Publisher:
South Pennine Packhorse Trails Trust
Title:
Seen on the Packhorse Tracks

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A wonderfully complex transport network trodden by our ancestors since the Bronze Age still exists to this day. The author Titus Thornber takes us on a fascinating journey along the packhorse tracks of the Pennine uplands, where a priceless legacy from the past is just waiting to be explored. The 'how, why, when and where' of the tracks are thoroughly examined: the bridges, causeways, signposts and markers, the countryside through which the tracks have run from pre-Roman times onwards, how they were constructed and why we came to lose these remarkable 'medieval highways'. In the introduction Sue Hogg sets the scene for the heyday of the mighty packhorse trains, when all types of commodities were carried throughout the country by small, rugged Galloway ponies averaging 30 miles a day. The book also contains chapters on packhorse vocabulary, the effects of inclosure and a glossary and gazetteer.



Dust jacket as new
Yellow boards
No inscriptions

Author(s):
Titus Thornber
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
220 mm x 210 mm 544 g
Edition:
2002
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0953057321
ISBN-13:
9780953057320
Number of pages:
104
Publisher:
South Pennine Packhorse Trails Trust
Title:
Seen on the Packhorse Tracks

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