Module Identifier GG36020  
Academic Year 2004/2005  
Co-ordinator Professor Robert A Dodgshon  
Semester Semester 2  
Course delivery Lecture   20 Hours 20 x 1 hour  
  Seminars / Tutorials   2 Hours Seminar. 2 x 1 hour seminars  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam2 Hours Written examination.50%
Semester Assessment Project Work: 3000 word project on a designated section of the module. Late submissions subject to a departmental penalty of 5% points per day. Both elements to be completed to obtain a pass; mark based on the aggregate performance.50%
Supplementary Assessment Resit: For a condoned (medical grounds) non-completion of examination or coursework involves the completion of the missing component(s) for the full range of marks on dates set in the Supplementary Examination period. Resit due to aggregate failure or non-completion of part of the assessment requires re-examination of each component if marks of <40% in both were obtained, or re-examination or re-submission of the failed component (examination or assignment(s) to obtain a maximum mark of 40% for the module). 

Learning outcomes

On succesful completion of this module, students will have:-

Students will also:-


The module will introduce students to the geographical patterns and processes around which the long-term development of the British countryside has been structured. It will develop the student's understanding of change particularly the interaction between the forces of continuity and discontinuity. In addition, it will demonstrate the importance of seeing the core problems of the course through different types of evidence (documentary, cartographic, place names, field-based, photographic) and as a product of different type of processes (social, economic, political and environmental).


The course will be organised around the following themes:

Reading Lists

Thirsk, J. (ed.) (2000) Rural England: An Illustrated History of the Landscape Oxford ISBN-0-19-8606192
Aston, M. (ed.) (1997) Interpreting the Landscape Routledge ISBN 0415151406
Hooke, D. (ed.) (2001) Landscape: the Richest Historical Record, (esp. chaps. 3-7 and 9) SLS ISBN 0-9539711
Rippon, S. (2004) Historic Landscape Analysis. Deciphering the Countryside ISBN 19027771 44 3
Dodgshon, R.A. and Butlin, R.A.(eds) (1990) An Historical Geography of England and Wales Academic Press, chaps. 1,3,4,7,17. ISBN 0-12-219253-2
Hodges, R. (1991) Wall-to-Wall History. The Story of Royston Grange Duckworth ISBN 0-7156-2342-7
Rackham, O. (1986) The History of the Countryside ISBN 0-460-04449-4
Rackham, O. The Illustrated History of the Countryside 1995 ISBN 0-297-83392-8
Roberts, B.K. (1987) The Making of the English Village ISBN 0-582-30143-2
Taylor, C. (1983) Farmstead and Village Philip ISBN 0-540-010715


This module is at CQFW Level 6