12th February 2019
Entry: Visitors are most welcome
Location: Quaker Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, Penrith
The talk will be a Powerpoint presentation of features in today’s landscape that can be traced to the settlement of Cumbria during Norman and Plantagenet times and the development of agriculture, industry, religion and society during these periods. Specific topics to be discussed will include open fields and common land, the improving lot of the medieval poor, sheep farming, royal forests, manorial houses, coppicing, monastic granges and the particular effect of woodland removal on landscape erosion and lake sediments.
Ample parking on site