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Historic Parks and Gardens in and around South Yorkshire (Paperback)

World History > UK & Ireland > England > Yorkshire & Humberside

By Joan Jones, Melvyn Jones
Imprint: Wharncliffe Books
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781903425473
Published: 1st June 2005
Last Released: 1st August 2007



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This pioneering volume contains general chapters on the development of deer parks, landscaped parks and public parks, ornamental and kitchen gardens and short histories and visitor guides to nearly 30 historic parks and gardens open to the public. Meticulously researched and beautifully illustrated, Historic Parks & Gardens in and around South Yorkshire is essential reading for all South Yorkshire residents and the many visitors to the region with an interest in local and garden history and those who care about the preservation and conservation of the region's park and garden heritage.Joan and Mel Jones have co-authored a dozen books on the local and landscape history of South Yorkshire. Their most recent publications are The Remarkable Gatty Family of Ecclesfield (2003) and Picturing the Past (2004). Joan is Secretary of the Chapeltown and High Green Archive. Mel is Visiting Professor in landscape history at Sheffield Hallam University and a regular broadcaster on local history on BBC Radio Sheffield. He is the author of The Making of Sheffield (Wharncliffe Books, 2004).

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About Joan Jones

Joan Jones was Deputy Head in a junior school then Senior Lecturer in Education at Sheffield Hallam University. She was an advisor to the BBC on the making of TV programmes for schools. She is co-author (with Melvyn Jones) of Historic Parks and Gardens in and around South Yorkshire (Pen & Sword Books) and Wentworth Woodhouse Gardens: an Illustrated History (Green Tree Publications, 2002).

About Melvyn Jones

The late Melvyn Jones was a local and landscape historian. On his retirement, after a teaching career in higher education of nearly forty years, he was appointed Visiting Professor in Landscape History at Sheffield Hallam University in 1999. He is the author of numerous books and articles on the history of South Yorkshire, including The Making of the South Yorkshire Landscape (2000); The Making of Sheffield (2004) and South Yorkshire Mining Villages (2017) all for Pen & Sword Books.

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