The Townscape of Darlington Gillian Cookson

ISBN: 9781904356219

Published: June 12th 2003

Paperback

208 pages


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The Townscape of Darlington  by  Gillian Cookson

The Townscape of Darlington by Gillian Cookson
June 12th 2003 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 208 pages | ISBN: 9781904356219 | 3.22 Mb

It is exactly a thousand years since Darlington first appeared in written records. During the following millennium, the small Anglo-Saxon settlement grew into todays thriving town, its history now generally linked in the public mind withMoreIt is exactly a thousand years since Darlington first appeared in written records. During the following millennium, the small Anglo-Saxon settlement grew into todays thriving town, its history now generally linked in the public mind with entrepreneurial Quakers and the birth of railways.

But as this book shows, Darlingtons history encompasses many more diverse aspects in the change from medieval village to modern town. Through a survey of its physical development, the book describes how the town flourished in the middle ages- was largely destroyed by fire in 1585- and grew again in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, before the coming of the railway in the mid-1800s reinforced its prosperity. Its story is taken up to the present day, showing how Darlington is characterised by residential suburbs, with a town centre where Victorian and eighteenth-century buildings populate the original medieval streets.

Dr GILL COOKSON is the County Editor for the Victoria County History of Durham.



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