The Manor of Strensham is a unique and special place, a charming English rural parish on the West Bank of the River Avon. For over 400 years, the Russell family were Lords of the Manor, and along with the Taylor family generations later, oversaw major changes to this agricultural estate's fields, farms and buildings.
This book charts those changes, explaining how they were influenced by local and national events and ultimately explaining how to recognise the past in the present-day village of Strensham.
This book is a fascinating stroll through England's history and its early agricultural systems.
1. Land and Landscape
2. The Beginning of the Manorial Estate
3. Agriculture in Medieval Strensham
4. The Russells
5. The Strensham Inclosure Award 1817
6. The Taylors
7. The Manor Houses of Strensham
8. The Parish, the Church and the Vestry
9. Schooling in Strensham
10. The end of the manorial estate