PROVINCIAL ROAD CARRYING IN ENGLAND IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY. IN ROAD TRANSPORT IN THE HORSE-DRAWN ERA

The purpose of this paper is to examine how far Taylors assumed structure of provincial road carrying services can be confirmed for the seventeenth century and extended to the eighteenth by reference to local evidence. After indicating the scope of the fragmentary data available for the seventeenth century, its main concern has been to assess the potential of the more systematic directory evidence of the mid-eighteenth century. It is directed towards raising hypotheses and methodological issues rather than promoting rounded conclusions. The directory material has to be extended and integrated with complementary data and the methods of analysis further refined before substantive results can be claimed. Furthermore, no attempt has been made to interpret this discussion in the context of the total transport sector or to indicate other than by brief observations general implications for the economy. These are important tasks and are subject to ongoing research.

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    • Originally published in Journal of Transport History, 2nd series, vol. IV, no. 1 (1977) pp. 17-39.
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    Ashgate Publishing Company

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  • Authors:
    • Turnbull, G L
  • Publication Date: 1996

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00794140
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1859283004
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 2 2000 12:00AM