Religious Houses in Medieval Staffordshire and its Borderlands
Churnet Valley 2000
Paperback 160pp Illustrated
9781897949580   Product Code: 94656
Life in medieval Staffordshire was dominated by religious communities which owned much of the land and oversaw agriculture, industry and commerce. Tomkinson outlines the origins and development of almost 30 such monastic houses; he also considers their continuing contribution to the history of the county, with many photographs of surviving remains and those sites which demonstrate the new uses - homes, pubs, farms and parish churches - to which monastic buildings were put following the Dissolution.