New article about using A Vision of Britain for local history: Great Rollright

The Oxfordshire Family History Society has just published an article we have written about using the web site A Vision of Britain through Time to study the history of a single village, using the example of Great Rollright in Oxfordshire, site of the Rollright stones:

Aucott, Paula and Southall, Humphrey (2012) Using ‘A Vision of Britain through Time’ to investigate an Oxfordshire village. Oxfordshire Family Historian, 26 (3). pp. 165-172.

The Rollright Stones, as included in our version of William Camden's Britannia

The Rollright Stones, as included in our version of William Camden’s Britannia

Clicking on the link takes you to a copy of our text we are making available on-line via the University of Portsmouth’s e-print repository, the actual address being:

The repository also holds a paper we published in 2006 in Local Population Studies. The screen shots are of the original pre-2009 site whose organisation was a little different, but the earlier article goes into a bit more technical detail:

As a result of our article, Cliff Baughen has sent us this map of Great Rollright that appeared in the Oxfordshire Record Society’s The Manors and Advowson of Great Rollright by Reginald Jeffery (1927):

Great Rollright c. 1800

Great Rollright c. 1800

About Humphrey Southall

Director, Great Britain Historical GIS; Reader in Geography, University of Portsmouth
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