Historical Geography: Britain

History Theses 1901-1970: Historical research for higher degrees in the universities of the United Kingdom. Originally published by Institute of Historical Research, London, 1976.

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An historical and political geography of Wessex. K.I. James. Wales M.A. 1950.

The historical geography of Cornwall. N.J.G. Pounds. London Ph.D. (Ext.) 1945.

The geographical development of west Cornwall. C.F.W.R. Gullick. Oxford B.Litt. 1934.

The West Penwith peninsula of Cornwall, considered from the point of view of archaeological evidences concerning development of settlements. D.H. Watkins. Wales M.A. 1930.

The evolution of settlement in Devon. W.L.D. Ravenhill. Wales M.A. 1951.

A comparative study of Kingsbridge and Totnes. A. Dark. London M.Sc. 1961.

The past agricultural utilisation of Dartmoor. E.G. Fogwill. London M.A. 1952.

A study of rural settlement in Somerset. Beatrice M. Swainson. London M.A. (Ext.) 1932.

The settlement pattern in north central Somerset. J.M. Jennings. Bristol M.A. 1957.

The scarplands of the Wiltshire-Gloucestershire-Somerset borders - a regional study, with particular reference to urban and rural settlement. Irene G. Youldon. London M.A. 1945.

The evolution of rural settlement in Dorset. L. Pritchard. Wales M.Sc. 1954.

Late medieval Dorset: three essays in historical geography. B. Reynolds. London M.A. 1958.

Southampton: a factor in the economic development of the Hampshire basin. Katharine C. Boswell. London M.Sc. (Ext.) 1936.

The agricultural geography of the Adur basin in its regional setting. H.C.K. Henderson. London Ph.D. 1935.

An analysis of some of the interactions of geography and history in the Arun and Adur valleys. Alice F.A. Mutton. London M.A. 1932.

A contribution to the historical geography of the western Weald. E.M. Yates. London M.Sc. 1953.

The influence of physical geography upon the history of settlement and distribution of population in Sussex. W.H. Parker. Oxford B.Sc. 1939.

The Sussex gap towns: a geographical analysis. D. Burtenshaw. London M.A. 1963.

The common lands and wastes of Sussex. P.F. Brandon. London Ph.D. 1963.

Horsham: a geographical study. Florence A. Hamblin. London M.A. 1962.

The field systems of Kent. A.R.H. Baker. London Ph.D. 1963.

The Medway towns: their settlement, growth and economic development. H. Rees. London Ph.D. (Ext.) 1955.

The origins and changing functions of settlement in southeast London, with special reference to the flood-plain section of the borough of Deptford. Gladys M. Hickman. London Ph.D. 1951.

The historical geography of Maidstone. Valerie E. Morant. London M.A. 1948.

The manor of Tyburn and the Regent's Park, 1086–1965. Ann L. Saunders. Leicester Ph.D. 1965.

The historical geography of the upper Brent. A.J. Garrett. London M.A. 1935.

The city of St. Albans: a study in urban geography. H.S. Thurston. London M.Sc. 1951.

The geography of Berkshire with special reference to agriculture. J. Stephenson. London M.A. 1936.

The Vale of White Horse area: a regional study of settlement. M.W. Smith. London M.Sc. 1956.

Settlement patterns in the Chilterns. J.W.R. Whitehand. Reading Ph.D. 1964.

Studies in Chiltern field systems. D. Roden. London Ph.D. 1965.

East and North

The distribution and functions of urban settlements in East Anglia. R.E. Dickinson. London Ph.D. 1933.

Historical geography of south-east Essex. R. Coles. London Ph.D. 1934.

The changing geographical landscape of south-west Essex from Saxon times to 1600. R. Allison. London M.A. 1958.

Chelmsford: the evolution of a county town. M.R.H. Innes. London M.A. 1951.

Saffron Walden and its environs: a study in the development of a landscape. Mrs. Dorothy Monteith. London M.A. 1957.

The open fields of Cambridgeshire. M.R. Postgate. Cambridge Ph.D. 1963/4.

The field boundaries of Huntingdonshire. Mrs. Elizabeth Teather, née Kenworthy. London Ph.D. 1970.

Contributions towards the study of the historical geography of Norfolk, with special reference to west Norfolk. S.H. King. London M.A. 1937.

The making of King's Lynn from the 11th to the 17th century. Vanessa S. Parker. Sheffield Ph.D. 1969.

Contributions towards the study of the historical geography of Lincolnshire. S.H. King. London Ph.D. 1945.

The historical geography of Co. Durham in the 12th and 13th centuries. G.H. Burden. London M.A. 1961.

The historical geography of Co. Durham during the middle ages. P. Dickinson. Durham Ph.D. 1957.

The geography of rural settlement in the Durham region. H. Thorpe. Durham M.Litt. 1936.

The rural geography of the west Durham Pennines. D. Thompson. Manchester M.A. 1962.

The historical geography of the Newark area as illustrating changes in the importance of geographical factors. Hilda M. Keating. London M.A. 1929.

The factors which have influenced settlement and the movements of population within the plain of Nottingham. Hilda M. Keating. London Ph.D. (Ext.) 1933.

The development of Burton-upon-Trent: a study in urban geography. A.J. Halliday. London M.A. 1956.

The making of the Peakland cultural landscape. J.P. Carr. Reading M.A. 1962.

A consideration of the factors limiting land improvement and settlement on the upland east of the Derbyshire Derwent. S.R. Eyre. Sheffield Ph.D. 1954.

Rural settlements in upland Derbyshire. L. Wharfe. Manchester M.A. 1955.

Studies in the historical geography of the East Riding of Yorkshire. A. Harris. Hull Ph.D. 1962.

Harrogate and Knaresborough: a study in urban development. J.A. Patmore. Oxford B.Litt. 1960.

The urban plan of Leeds and the factors which have conditioned its growth. D. Ward. Leeds M.A. 1961.

Village and field in the Pickering district of north Yorkshire: an essay in historical geography. Pamela Allerston. London M.Sc. 1966.

Some aspects of the historical geography of the Vale of Pickering area, 1086–1350 A.D. W.R. Wightman. Durham Ph.D. 1963/4.

A study of the settlements to the north of the Vale of Pickering. N.M. Musto. Durham M.Litt. 1962.

Regional variations in land-use in mid-Ribblesdale since late medieval times. A. Digby. Leeds M.A. 1960.

Regionalism in rural settlement in the Pennines of north-west Yorkshire. W.N. Teale. Durham M.Litt. 1958.

Some aspects of economic history in the parish records of upper Wharfedale, upper Airedale and parts of north-west Yorkshire. Margaret Slack. Leeds M.A. 1954.

The historical geography of the rural landscape of Northumberland. R.A. Butlin. Liverpool M.A. 1961.

The older settlements of north Northumberland: a study in geography and history. Constance P.M. Olsen. London M.A. 1947.

The historical geography of south-west Lancashire prior to the Industrial Revolution. F. Walker. Liverpool M.A. 1937.

Historical geography of the Makerfield district in south Lancashire. H. Fairhurst. Liverpool M.A. 1922.

The rural landscape of the Furness peninsula: a study in historical geography. W. Rollinson. Manchester M.A. 1961.

The urban geography of Barrow-in-Furness. A.D. Hammersley. Manchester M.A. 1965.

Salford (Lancs.): its growth and morphology. E.T. Parham. Manchester M.A. 1957.

The history of Standish. T.C. Porteus. Manchester M.A. 1924.

Common lands and enclosure in Lancashire. G. Youd. Liverpool M.A. 1958.

The origin of settlements in the Cheshire plain - an essay in historical geography. W.J. Varley. Wales M.A. 1934.

Rural settlement in east Cheshire: a study in historical geography. Pauline F. Kenworthy. Manchester M.A. 1949.

The land utilisation of Cheshire. E.P. Boon. London M.Sc. 1941.

The reclamation and agricultural development of the mossland areas of north Cheshire and south Lancashire. D.B. Hardman. Manchester M.A. 1961.

The relationship between the spread of settlement and agricultural changes in south Manchester and north Cheshire. E.L. Naylor. Manchester M.A. 1968.

The early historical geography of Chester. G. Conzen. Manchester M.A. 1942.

Settlement and economy in a selected area within the Lake District. T.C.F. Darley. Leicester M.A. 1966.

The economic and social decline of the Rossendales. Christine M. Birdsall. Manchester M.A. 1968.

West and Midlands

The historical geography (ancient) of Northamptonshire and the south-east Midlands. S.B. Harris. London M.Sc. (Ext.) 1945.

A study of certain aspects in the cultural landscape of a region around the Malvern Hills. R.M.J. Marshall. Birmingham M.A. 1953.

Patterns of rural settlement in Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire. P. Hamilton. Reading M.A. 1960.

The historical geography of Worcestershire in the early middle ages. R.J. Cavill. Birmingham M.A. 1936.

The development of industry and trade in the middle Severn valley. T.W. Birch. London M.Sc. (Ext.) 1933.

The territorial evolution of Warwickshire: a study in historical and administrative geography. G.S. Miles. Wales M.A. 1961.

Coventry: a study in urban continuity. R.F. Prosser. Birmingham M.A. 1955.

Warwick: a study in urban geography. W.T. Rhys. Wales M.A. 1961.

Population and land utilisation in the Warwickshire hundreds of Stoneleigh and Kineton (1086–1300): a study in historical geography. J.B. Harley. Birmingham Ph.D. 1960.

The geographical distribution of the agricultural industries of Shropshire. E.J. Howell. London Ph.D. 1941.

Geographical aspects of settlement in southern Shropshire. Julia M. Wilkes. Leicester M.A. 1961.

The history of the south Shropshire landscape, 1086–1800. R.T. Rowley. Oxford B.Litt. 1968.

Shrewsbury, historical geography and present survey. G. Joan Fuller. London M.A. (Ext.) 1940.

The evolution of rural settlement in Herefordshire. C.W. Atkin. Liverpool M.A. 1951.

The Leintwardine area of north Herefordshire: its physical geography, land use and distribution of population. D.G. Bayliss. Manchester M.A. 1957.

The historical geography of the Forest of Dean. F.T. Baber. Wales M.A. 1949.

The Forest of Dean: a study of physical and historical geography. P.R.W. Haunton. London M.Sc. 1950.

The history of the Forest of Dean as a timber-producing forest. C.E. Hart. Leicester Ph.D. 1964.

The history of Scraptoft, Leics. Mrs. Nina K. Freebody. Leicester M.A. 1967.


The morphology of Welsh border towns - a study in historical geography. P.D. Wood. Wales M.A. 1950.

The development of the boundary between England and Wales. P.D. Wood. Reading Ph.D. 1958.

Rural settlement in south-west Wales and Cornwall. Eluned H. Tropp. London M.A. 1951.

An investigation into human influences on marsh development in the Burry estuary, South Wales. B.A.G. Plummer. Wales M.A. 1960.

The evolution of settlement in the Teify valley. E. Jones. Wales M.Sc. 1945.

A study of the character of the main changes in the production and distribution of agricultural produce in Cardiganshire in medieval and modern times. Gertrude M. Lyke. Wales M.A. 1917.

Changing land utilisation, occupation and ownership in south-west Carmarthenshire. W.S.G. Thomas. London Ph.D. 1965.

The distribution of woodland, present and past, in the Nant Ffrancon valley and other parts of Caernarvonshire. L.M. Hodgson. Wales M.Sc. 1933.

The growth of settlement in the Swansea valley. J.M. Davies. Wales M.A. 1942.

Rural settlement in the vale of Glamorgan. N.H. Harries. Birmingham M.A. 1956.

The historical geography of the Neath region up to the eve of the Industrial Revolution. C.D.J. Trott. Wales M.A. 1946.

The growth of rural settlement in south-eastern Monmouthshire. R.A. Worthington. Wales M.A. 1956.

Settlement patterns and farm units in western Pembrokeshire: a study in historical geography. D.H.C. Bennett. Wales M.A. 1955.

The evolution of rural settlement and land tenure in Merioneth. C. Thomas. Wales Ph.D. 1966.

Little England beyond Wales as a regional unit. Mrs. Margaret F. Harris. London Ph.D. 1950.


Some aspects of the early historical geography of Scotland. H. Fairhurst. Liverpool M.A. 1933.

The early historical geography of south-west Scotland. S.V. Morris. Liverpool M.A. 1935.

Land systems and settlement in the Isle of Man. E. Davies. Manchester Ph.D. 1937.

The historical geography of the Shetland Islands. A.C. O'Dell. London M.Sc. 1933.

The geography of Shetland fisheries. C.A. Goodlad. Aberdeen Ph.D. 1968.

Changing cultural landscapes of the Orkney Islands. D.P. Willis. Aberdeen M.Litt. 1967.

The political geography of north-east Scotland. R. Muir. Aberdeen Ph.D. 1970.


Rundale and its social concomitants. D. McCourt. Belfast M.A. 1947.

The Rundale system in Ireland: a study of its geographical distribution and social relations. D. McCourt. Belfast Ph.D. 1950.

The evolution of settlement in Co. Antrim down to Norman times. E. Watson. Belfast M.A. 1940.

The historical geography of Armagh. H.D.McC. Reid. Belfast M.A. 1954.

Land utilisation of Co. Armagh. M.W. Wallace. Belfast M.A. 1951.

Settlement and economy in Co. Down from the late bronze age to the Anglo-Norman invasion. V.B. Proudfoot. Belfast Ph.D. 1957.

Land uses in Co. Down: a study in geographical analysis. F.W. Boal. Belfast M.A. 1958.

The Dalradian highlands: a study of hill land utilisation in Kintyre and north Ulster. L.J. Symons. Belfast Ph.D. 1958.

The pattern of farming in Co. Tyrone - a study in land use techniques. B.J. McHugh. Belfast M.A. 1959.

The population and settlement in Northern Ireland. R.D. James. Wales M.A. 1948.

Transhumance in Ireland, with special reference to its bearing on the evolution of rural communities in the West. Jean M. Graham. Belfast Ph.D. 1954.

The history of water-power in Ulster. H.D. Gribbon. Belfast Ph.D. 1967.