Wiltshire woollen industry in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries by G. D. Ramsay

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  • Wool industry -- England -- Wiltshire.,
  • Woolen and worsted manufacture -- England -- Wiltshire.

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Statementby G. D. Ramsay.
SeriesOxford historical series; editors: G. N. Clark [and] F. M. Powicke. [Vol. 14]
LC ClassificationsHD9901.7.W5 R3
The Physical Object
Pagination4 p. l., 140, [1] p.
Number of Pages140
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Open LibraryOL185642M
LC Control Numbera 43003735

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(George Daniel) Publication date As the previous reviewer said this is not the book that the title refers to. This is about the Midwest American woolen industry. The Wiltshire Woollen Industry in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries / Edition 1 available in Hardcover.

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(George Daniel). Wiltshire woollen industry in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. [London] F. Cass, Additional Physical Format: Online version: Ramsay, G.D. (George Daniel). Wiltshire woollen industry in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. New York, A.M. Kelley. The Wiltshire woollen industry, chiefly in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries Author: Ramsay, George Daniel Awarding Body: University of Oxford Current Institution: University of Oxford Date of Award: The Wiltshire Woollen Industry in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries.

The organization of the Wiltshire woollen industry was not merely of significance Through the study of a regional industry, the book illustrates the impact of an expanding national market on a previously isolated market, offering new insights into a pioneer industry.

Woollen Industry, 19– This work, to which the present article is much indebted, surveys the 16th and 17th cent. industry, and the reader is referred to it for further information on this period. P.C.C. 26 Taske. e.g. E //3; Ramsay, Wilts. Woollen Industry, 21; Southampton City Archives, Brokage Books, passim; C 1// The Wiltshire Woollen Industry in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries; The Wiltshire Woollen Industry in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries.

| No Comments Categories The Wiltshire woollen industry in the sixteenth and. 1 Based on a section of my Ph.D. thesis, The Internal Wool Trade in England during the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries (Leeds University, December I). 2 E. Power, The Wool Trade in English Medieval History (Oxford, I94I), pp.

2I 3 The coarseness of the wool grown in Norfolk and its poor felting property made it unsuitable. The English Woollen Industry, cloth manufacture cloth market cloth trade clothmaking clothworkers Company of Merchants country clothiers customs early seventeenth century EcHR Economic output overseas Oxford Parliament perhaps profit R.

Tawney Ragusan seventeenth century sheep shipments shipped significant sixteenth. Search for: The Wiltshire Woollen Industry in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. Posted on by lecep. Bradford on Avon’s Woollen Cloth Industry. Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire.

Bullpit, Church Street and Abbey Mills in the s. The making of woollen cloth began at a domestic level, but some of the processes, especially the fulling or cleaning of wool, started to be mechanised by the adaptation of existing water-powered flour mills as early as the late 12th century.

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In the early 16th century Wiltshire was one of the chief industrial centres of England, with a flourishing cloth trade, mainly in the west of the shire but extending south-east to Salisbury and Wilton.

Woollen Industry in 16th and 17th Cents. 18; HMC Rutland, i. A bill for fullers and weavers received a single reading in November.

The Wiltshire Woollen Industry in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries (London, ), pp. 1 – 64; and Hare, J., A Prospering Society: Wiltshire in the Later Middle Ages (Hatfield. The Wiltshire woollen industry in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries; The industrial archaeology of Southern England: Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Somerset, and Gloucesters A treatise of wool and the manufacture of it [microform]: in a letter to a friend, occasion'd upon a di.

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Dyers lived in Warminster in andbut little else is known of the existence of the woollen industry in the town before the 16th century. John Eyre, a Warminster clothier, bought wool worth £67 from John Thynne inbut the taxation list of shows that he was only moderately prosperous.

Thomas Clevelode, described as a Warminster clothier at his death in. The production of woollen cloth, initially kersey, and from the early 17th Century, serge, was also on a family basis - the carding and spinning undertaken by the wife, children and family servants of the household.

Hooker wrote of wool at the time "the best commodity that this country doth yield and which keepeth most part of the people in work". Lastly, in the course of the sixteenth century, cloth-making was added to the city's range of industries, and the new addition, as will be seen, was an impressive one indeed: starting nearly from scratch, Venice was about to turn out, by the later part of the century, over 2j, pieces of high quality woollen cloth a year, thus ranking among.

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Towards the end of the sixteenth century, a wether (an adult castrated ram), was worth about three or four times the value of its annual wool production. In the century fromthe price of wool doubled, whilst the price of grain remained more-or-less static until the s, after which point grain prices rose steeply, doubling within As a result, during the 16th and 17th centuries the Welsh woollen industry gradually throve so as to reach a certain stage of development, and then remained stationary.

It was during the 18th and 19th centuries that the increasing mechanisation of the industry brought about a complete reorganisation and distribution of the trade within the county. English impose the wool tax. Thirdly, Flemish cloth was, for the first time, facing serious competition. England itself was developing its own cloth industry.

To protect it, England gradually increased the tax on the export of its wool. In the levy was a fairly modest 6 shillings and 8 pence per sack ( kg) of wool.

The industry also received a boost from the new found art of knitting when in Elizabeth wore a pair of knitted stockings. In the 17th century trade declined during the Civil War but had recovered by when cloth making was the most important trade of Bradford, Huddersfield, and Halifax.

By17 woollen factories were operating in Trowbridge, and high-quality cloth continued to be produced there into the 20th century. Royal patrons ranged from Mary I and Edward VIII to Elizabeth II. The industry left Trowbridge with a rich legacy of industrial architecture reaching from the late 16th to the midth century.

The town’s. In the 16th and 17th centuries in Dorchester and Fordington however PHILLIP could be a male or female child and I have given some examples where it was used for females below: (1) On 10th May Phillip Overy a widow married John Shepparde in Holy Trinity.

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Heaton, The Yorkshire woollen and worsted industries (Oxford ) ; J. 'In Europe the best wool is English and in England the best wool is Cotswold' (12th century saying). One of the most significant contributors to the Cotswold landscape is the medieval wool industry.

In the Middle Ages the Cotswolds was well known throughout Europe for the quality of its wool. Until the 19th century Warminster was a famous corn market with a large trade in malting.

There was also a woollen industry in the 16th and 17th centuries. During the First World War many thousands of soldiers from Australia, New Zealand and Canada camped in the villages around the town prior to the invasion of France, and an annual ANZAC day.

Bradford-on-Avon (sometimes Bradford on Avon or Bradford upon Avon) is a town and civil parish in west Wiltshire, England, with a population of 9, at the census. The town's canal, historic buildings, shops, pubs and restaurants make it popular with tourists. The history of the town can be traced back to Roman origins.

It has several buildings dating from the 17th century, when the town. Author: Nikolaus Pevsner Publisher: Yale University Press ISBN: Size: MB Format: PDF, Mobi Category: Architecture Languages: en Pages: View: Book Description: From prehistoric Stonehenge and Avebury to railway age Swindon, the rolling countryside of Wiltshire encompasses every aspect of English building.

Thirteenth-century Salisbury cathedral is set in a. Trowbridge has a population of aro and serves a wider area to the west of Wiltshire and the east of Somerset, with excellent public transport links including frequent rail services to London and Wales. We have an excellent range of shops including national chains and local independents as well as a six-day-a week indoor market and weekly outdoor market which takes place on Wednesdays.

However, the wool trade did pick up and there are lots of examples of clothiers throughout the 17th century doing well out of the businesses they were running. In the 17th century, there was an independent dyer living in Lacock called Thomas Derrington who was a promiment member of society in Lacock: he had his own seat reserved in the church.

Museum project for English History at VCU. Fall In depth discussion of several pieces found locally that can be traced back to Tudor and Stuart England. All of the pieces are related to Elite culture in 16th and 17th century England. The industry began in the sixteenth century and continued into the nineteenth century.

The construction of various transportation routes like the Leeds – Liverpool canal and later the railway system connected Leeds with the coast, providing outlets for the exportation of. For a time at the dawn of the 19th century Trowbridge was dubbed the “Manchester of the West” for its booming textile industry.

The woollen cloth trade in Trowbridge had been around since the Medieval period, but went into overdrive with industrialisation, to the point where there were 20 large scale mills here in the early s.

The Trowbridge Museum is in one of these factories and is. Four deal with the fortunes of entrepot trade and shipbuilding, which had furnished the basis of Venetian wealth adn influence in the Middle Ages; four others expamine the new fields of enterprise which Venice explored in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and which helped to compensate for the decline in traditional activities.

The Dutch Economy in the Golden Age (16th – 17th Centuries) Donald J. Harreld, Brigham Young University. In just over one hundred years, the provinces of the Northern Netherlands went from relative obscurity as the poor cousins of the industrious and heavily urbanized Southern Netherlands provinces of Flanders and Brabant to the pinnacle of European commercial success.

Between the Cotswolds and the Marlborough Downs, Chippenham grew up in Anglo-Saxon times as a crossing on the River Avon. In the town centre there’s a neat pedestrianised High Street, with a solemn town hall built in The town museum will give you a crash course in Chippenham’s history, and also owns the Yelde Hall, a half-timbered former jail and court from the .The 17th century was a time of crisis for the English woollen industry and particularly so in the West Country.

Here many rural workers and their families supplemented their meagre income from the land by processing and weaving wool: they relied on a local market for their production, which was mainly low quality cloth produced in the home.

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