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Description - Stamford Past by Christopher Davies

A town with a well-recorded history stretching back well over a thousand years, and one of the five `Danish Boroughs'. It was an important medieval town boasting 14 parish churches and numerous religious houses, after which there was decline till the late 17th century with the re-opening of the Welland Navigation and the growth of the coaching trade. The 18th century saw a `boom', when its many fine Georgian houses were built. When the railway came it by-passed the town, which stunted its industrial growth but helped to preserve the ancient town, which now prospers, as the author describes in this very readable book.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781860772283
ISBN-10: 1860772285
Format: Paperback
(276mm x 219mm x 20mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Phillimore & Co Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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