PDF Listing of English Local History MA Dissertations 1965-2020

PDF Listing of English Local History MPhil Theses 1977-2019

PDF Listing of English Local History PhD Theses 1948-2020


Access to English local history PhD theses and MPhil dissertations is provided by the David Wilson Library via: https://elhleics.omeka.net/

The University’s Open Access repository of research publications, data and theses includes recent History PhD theses (currently back to c.2010). Older theses are available in hard copy from the David Wilson Library (see University Library online catalogue). All theses are listed in the University Library catalogue: https://figshare.le.ac.uk/


The Centre for Regional and Local History holds a collection of printed dissertations submitted for the MA English Local History and the MA (ISS) from around 1950 to 2020. This collection is incomplete, especially for the earlier years.  Dissertations may be viewed in the Resource Centre, Attenborough Building, University of Leicester by prior arrangement. To make an appointment, please contact the Director of the Centre for Regional and Local History.

MA dissertations and MPhil theses are held in storage but may be viewed in the Resource Centre, Attenborough Building, University of Leicester by prior arrangement. To make an appointment, please contact the Director of the Centre for Regional and Local History.  

English Local History Theses and Dissertations

1948PARKER, L.A.Enclosure in Leicestershire, 1485-1607.Ph.D.
1962FAITH, RosamondThe peasant land-market in Berkshire during the later Middle Ages.Ph.D.Joan Thirsk Memorial Prize of the British Agricultural History Society 2020
1962SPUFFORD, H.M. Rural Cambridgeshire, 1520-1680.M.A.
1964HART, C.E.The history of the Forest of Dean as a timber-producing Forest.Ph.D.
1965DYER, J. The hillforts of the Chilterns in relation to the Icknield Way.M.A.
1965SAUNDERS, AnnThe manor of Tyburn and the Regent's Park, 1086-1965.Ph.D.
1966COX, R.C.W. Some aspects of the urban development of Croydon, 1870-1940.M.A.
1966DRINKALL, J.T.The life and interests of the Rev. Sir Richard Kay, Bt., LL.D., F.R.S., F.S.A: an eighteenth-century pluralist.Ph.D.
1966IREDALE, D.A.Canal settlement: a study of the origin and growth of the canal settlement at Barnton in Cheshire between 1775 and 1845.Ph.D.
1966WEST, F.The social and economic history of the east fen village of Wrangle, 1603-1837.Ph.D.
1967HEY, D.G. The parish of Ecclesfield in an era of change, 1672-1851.M.A.
1967NEWTON, K.C. The manor of Writtle, Essex, c.1086-c.1500.M.A.
1967SIBBIT, C. The development of rural settlement in the Isle of Wight before 1086.M.A.
1967WILLIAMS, M.I.Agriculture and society in Glamorgan, 1660-1760.Ph.D.
1967 listed as thesisFREEBODY, N.K. A history of Scraptoft, Leicestershire. Volume 1 – Thesis Volume 2 – Maps and photographsM.A.
1968COOPER, A.W. Newark, 1830-1901.M.A.
1968HORN, P.L.R.Agricultural labourers' trade unionism in four Midland counties, 1860-1900.Ph.D.
1968McWHIRR, A. D. The relationship between fort and town on the northern sector of the Fosse Way.M.A.
1968MORLEY, I.M. A demographic study of the parish of Otley in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.M.A.
1968PHYTHIAN-ADAMS, H.V. Domestic life in Wingham: a study of the probate inventories of a Kentish parish, 1631-1750.M.A.
1968SELL, M.R. Farmsteads in the parishes of Holmesfield, Barlow and Brampton in north-east Derbyshire.M.A.
1968WISE, S.E. Coalville: the origins and growth of a nineteenth-century mining town.M.A.
1969ALLAN, J.D. Pickering: the community of a Yorkshire market town in the nineteenth century.M.A.
1969EATON, M.D. Victorian Market Harborough: the structure and functions of a nineteenth-century market town.M.A.
1969JAMES, T.M. The inns of Croydon, 1640-1830.M.A.
1969REDMONDS, GeorgeThe development of West Riding surnames from the thirteenth to the twentieth centuries.Ph.D.
1969SKEMPTON, K.G.B. Gypsum plaster panels in timber-framed buildings: a study of a local building material in part of the Trent valley.M.A.
1970AMBROSE, G.R. The administration of the Old Poor Law in Wells from 1776.M.A.
1970BULLEN, S.C. The cultural life of Preston, 1742-1842.M.A.
1970COX, R.C.W.Urban development and redevelopment in Croydon, 1835-1940.Ph.D.
1970GRAHAM, M. Tavistock, 1825-1875.M.A.
1970KINGMAN, M.J. Chester, 1801-1861.M.A.
1970RHODES, John N.The London lead company in North Wales, 1693-1792.Ph.D.
1970SPUFFORD, MargaretPeople, land and literacy in Cambridgeshire in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.Ph.D.
1971FLEMING, A.J. Newport Pagnell: a hundred town, 1825-1875.M.A.
1971HAMPTON, S.J.S. Country carriers of West Surrey: a study of the Guildford area.M.A.
1971HEY, David G.A Shropshire woodland community: Myddle, 1524-1701.Ph.D.
1971MORTON-THORPE, A.M. The gentry of Derbyshire, 1640-1660.M.A.
1971POTTS, R.A.J. A calendar of Cornish glebe terriers and allied documents, 1679-1727.M.A.
1972ALDRED, D.H. Poor relief in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire 1800-1851.M.A.
1972CROSSMAN, A.B. The Buckinghamshire posse comitatus, 1798.M.A.
1972HAIGH, B. A West Riding clothing community: Kirkburton, 1664-1816.M.A.
1972NEILL, T.M. Minchinhampton, 1550-1700: a study of a clothing parish.M.A.
1972PETCHEY, William JohnThe borough of Maldon, Essex, 1500-1688.Ph.D.
1972RAVENSDALE, J.R.The historical evolution of the landscape of three north Cambridgeshire villages: Landbeach, Cottenham and Waterbeach, A.D. 450-1850.Ph.D.
1973BIGMORE, Peter G.Suffolk settlement: a study in continuity.Ph.D.
1973CARTER, R.A. Aspects of the economic history of Kirkburton (Yorkshire) in the nineteenth century.M.A.
1973EDWARDS, P.R. Farming in a north Worcestershire parish: Rushock, 1572-1972.M.A.
1973FORD, W.J. The pattern of settlement in the central region of the Warwickshire Avon.M.A.
1973GENT, F.J.R. The development of Strangeways, 1768-1868.M.A.
1973GREWCOCK, C.E.S. Social and intellectual life in Leicester, 1763-1835.M.A.
1973HOARE, N.F. The community of Colyton and its poor, 1800-1850.M.A.
1973KAYE, D. Church dedications in Lincolnshire.M.A.
1973LLOYD, P. A study of the dedications given to religious buildings in Leicestershire before the Reformation.M.A.
1973McDERMOTT, M.B. The administration of the Poor Law in the Somerset parish of Langford Budville during the periods 1657-1730 and 1782-1836.M.A.
1973NEAVE, G.R. The clergy of the Gartree deanery in the diocese of Leicester, c.1600-1640.M.A.
1973NICHOLS, H. Local maps of Derbyshire to 1770: an inventory and introduction.M.A.
1973PAGE, D. Ashby de la Zouch: the social structure of a mid-Victorian market town.M.A.
1973REED, MichaelIpswich in the seventeenth century.Ph.D.
1973SHERRINGTON, M. Preston carriers, 1841-1932: from the railway to the motor age.M.A.
1973SURGEY, J.R. Transport, trade, and industry in Mansfield, 1800-1850.M.A.
1974FRYE, J. Population migration in a selected region of north-east Leicestershire in the mid-nineteenth century.M.A.
1974HOGAN, C.J. The distribution of puritanism in Norfolk and Suffolk, 1603-1642.M.A.
1974MUSSON, E. Retail trading in Chesterfield, 1835-1872.M.A.
1974POUND, J.F.Government and society in Tudor and Stuart Norwich, 1525-1675.Ph.D.
1974ROBSON, D.G. Scarborough in the reign of George III: the town, its people and trade.M.A.
1974TESTER, C.E. Halberton, 1751-1851: the community of an east Devon parish.M.A.
1974TRANTER, E.M. Aspects of the development of dissent in rural Derbyshire, 1662-1851.M.A.
1975EDWARDS, E.J.M. The relationship between landlord and tenant in nineteenth-century North Wales.M.A.
1975GILES, C. Domestic architecture in the north Staffordshire moorlands: the vernacular buildings of Grindon and Waterfall.M.A.
1975GLADDEN, D.H. Nonconformity in Newark, 1850-1882.M.A.
1975HUNT, H.M.J. The ruling elite in Coventry, 1675-1720.M.A.
1975JENKINS, S.C. Victorian Witney and its railway.M.A.
1975LOWNDES, M. The Caldmore district of Walsall in the nineteenth century with special reference to the decade 1861-1871.M.A.
1975MITCHELL, J.W. The population and industries of Victorian Melton Mowbray, 1851-1871.M.A.
1975MORRIS, C.I. Surveyors and commissioners of enclosure in Bedfordshire, 1760-1820: the growth of professionalism.M.A.
1975MOSS, S.R. The community of Towcester, 1750-1842.M.A.
1975TEALL, Dennis GordonThe corporation and tradesmen of Stamford, 1461-1649, with an indication of developments until 1750.Ph.D.
1975WATSON, A.F. The Chesterfield Poor Law Union: the first ten years, 1837-1847.M.A.
1975?IRONFIELD, C. The parish of Chipping during the seventeenth century. M.A.
1976BARROW, V. The regio of the Sunningas: an early Saxon tribal area in the mid-Thames valley.M.A.
1976BONE, R.D. The inns of Leicester in the reign of George III, 1760-1820.M.A.
1976BRITTON, C.J. Thornbury, 1841-1851: a study of a small market town in Gloucestershire.M.A.
1976BUTLER, S.P. Contrasting rural communities in mid-nineteenth century Leicestershire.M.A.
1976DOREE, S.G. Aspects of mortality crises in eleven parishes in east Hertfordshire between 1560 and 1670.M.A.
1976FLEMING, D. Some aspects of the gentry in Jacobean and Caroline Leicestershire.M.A.
1976GENT, K.S. Leisure activities in Leicester, 1870-1901, with special reference to the working class.M.A.
1976WISDOM, J. The making of a West London suburb: housing in Chiswick, 1861-1914.M.A.
1977BERRYMAN, P.A. The manufacturing crafts in York, 1740-1784.M.A.
1977BOWEN, P. The inns and public houses of Birmingham, 1767-1812.M.A.
1977FRIEL, I. The regio of the Hicce: a tribal unit of the Hitchin area.M.A.
1977GOODACRE, JohnLutterworth in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries: a market town and its area.Ph.D.

TENNANT, A.J.Brailes: a Feldon community, 1550-1800.M.Phil.
1978DE CLERCQ, P. A Leicestershire framework knitters’ community: Earl Shilton, 1845-1871.M.A.
1978ELLIOTT, B.S. The building of a provincial town: Newcastle- under-Lyme, 1780-1840.M.A.
1978HAIGH, D. The evolution of settlement in eastern Cambridgeshire.M.A.
1978HEARMON, C.M. The social structure of a Buckinghamshire village: Denham, 1749-1800.M.A.
1978HOBSON, M. The occupational structure of West Malling, 1841-1871.M.A.
1978HORTON, M. An investigation into the ‘manor’ of Auckland, county Durham: the evolution and structure of a medieval estate.M.A.
1978PETFORD, A.J. Saddleworth: the enclosure of an upland parish.M.A.
1978STORM, A. Robin Hood’s Bay: a character study of a coastal community with special reference to the period 1780-1880 and the shipping boom.M.A.
1978WRIGHT, S.J. A study of the Gild of High Cross, the Blessed Mary and St John the Baptist of Stratford-upon-Avon, 1406-1545.M.A.
1979BOASE, S. The Leicester pleasure fairs in Humberstone Gate, 1837-1904.M.A.
1979COURTNEY, P. The early history of the Eight Hundreds of Oundle.M.A.
1979HALL, J.L. (Née Bickerton) ‘Let agriculture flourish’: the diffusion of new ideas among agricultural improvers in Richmondshire 1815-1870.M.A.
1979HORNBY, E. Aspects of social, intellectual and leisured life in Salisbury in the eighteenth century.M.A.
1979KING, W.The economic and demographic development of Rossendale, c.1650-1795.Ph.D.
1979NEWEY, R.G. East Hendred, Berkshire: a social and demographic study, 1800-1840.M.A.
1979POSTLES, S. Barkby: the anatomy of a closed township, 1535-1780.M.A.
1979STEDMAN, J.O. Aspects of the economic history of Winchester, 1770-1810.M.A.
1979WILLSHAW, E.M. The inns of Chester 1775-1832: the functions of provincial inns and their importance to the local community.M.A.
1980CAHILL, N.J. Conquest and colonisation on the Isle of Wight: the effects of the island’s strategic importance on early medieval organisation and settlement.M.A.
1980FLEMING, D.A local market system: Melton Mowbray and the Wreake valley, 1549-1720.Ph.D.
1980GREENWOOD, J.J. Reigate, 1700-1821: its turnpikes and its economy.M.A.
1980JONES, G. The pattern and development of religious, popular and municipal ceremonial in the Borough of Leicester, c.1450-1600.M.A.
1980KILBURN, T. Popular culture in late-Victorian West Bromwich, 1875-1900.M.A.
1980LEWITT, S.M. Aspects of the evolution of the distribution and pattern of settlement up to the Norman Conquest in the southern part of the rape of Pevensey, Sussex.M.A.
1980PAUL, E.D. The manor of Budbrooke, Warwickshire, 1506-1526: a study of its social structure. M.A.

SCHUMER, BerylThe woodland landscape of the Wychwood region in the centuries before A.D. 1400.M.Phil.
1980TRINDER, Barrie StuartThe social and economic history of Banbury between 1830 and 1880.Ph.D.
1980WICKES, M.J.L. The social structure of the parish of Hartland, north Devon, 1558-1620.M.A.
1981BONSALL, M. The land tax evidence for south Derbyshire in 1793-1830.M.A.
1981BOURNE, J.M. Kingstons and cyninges tuns.M.A.
1981DEBNEY, C. A village community, Greetham, c.1840-1871.M.A.
1981JONES, L. Ceremonial and community in fifteenth and sixteenth-century Norwich.M.A.
1981PAWLEY, S.J. Land, labour and the locality: Braunstone and the typology of the closed village.M.A.
1981PEEBLES BROWN, R.A. Population changes and the railway: aspects of the railway industry’s influence on two localities of south Cheshire, 1850-1875.M.A.
1981ROGERSON, M. People, poverty and occupations: Worcester 1779-1821.M.A.

SMITH, John RaymondThe borough of Maldon, 1688-1768: a study in English urban history.M.Phil.
1982CORCOS, N.J. Shapwick: the enclosure of a Somerset parish, 1515-1839.M.A.
1982HALEY, D. Aspects of the economic history and the demography of the parish of Buckingham, c.1560-1710, a preliminary study.M.A.
1982MITSON, A. Selected Aspects of Population and Mortality Crises in Eight Nottinghamshire Parishes between 1541 and 1700.M.A.
1982MOSS, C.A. The carriers of Nottinghamshire 1834-1936: a study of the growth and decline of the country carrier and the effects of the change in transport upon the networks.M.A.
1982ROLES, J. ‘The dull haunts of business’: a study of retailing in Cheltenham 1800-1851.M.A.
1982WARNER, P. M.Blything Hundred: a study in the development of settlement, A.D. 400-1400.Ph.D.
1982WARREN, P. The agrarian economy of South Walsham, c.1566-1774.M.A.
1982WRIGHT, Susan J.Family life and society in sixteenth and early seventeenth-century Salisbury.Ph.D.
1983BOWER, J. The congregation of the Dover General Baptist Church, 1660-1700. M.A.
1983BRINDLE, P. R.Politics and society in Northamptonshire, 1649-1714.Ph.D.
1983CAFFYN, S.J. Land tenure and social structure in nineteenth-century Newick.M.A.
1983COOPER, T.D.C. Enclosure and the creation of isolated farmsteads in Rutland, 1781-1887.M.A.
1983FLETCHER, S. M. The Old Cricket Ground, Leicester: a study of two contrasting areas of nineteenth-century development.M.A.
1983GLASSON, M. A downland common and its enclosure: Broadfield, 1750-1850.M.A.
1983GOODE, A. J. The society and economy of Loughborough, 1660-1690. M.A.
1983HARRATT, S. Leicestershire parish clergy during the archdeaconate of Andrew Burnaby, 1786-1812: origins, education and intellectual pursuits.M.A.
1983JAMES, S. A. The cultural and social life of Buxton in 1871.M.A.
1983RIDGARD, John M.The local history of Worlingworth, Suffolk, to c.1400 A.D.Ph.D.
1983TERRY,C. The church in the landscape: two case studies from Norfolk.M.A.
1983WHITE, H. J. An urban riverside community in the nineteenth century: the St. Peter’s district of Greenwich, 1851-1881.M.A.
1984BRANDWOOD, Geoffrey K.Church building and restoration in Leicestershire, 1800-1914.Ph.D.
1984CUMMINS, H.A. Higher Walton: an industrial community, 1851-1871.M.A.
1984HAYHURST, Yvonne M. The development of an early Victorian suburb: Southfields – a case study.M.A.
1984LEWITT, G. ‘The last bastion’: agriculture and landownership in Medbourne in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.M.A.
1984MALTON, P.N. The functions and importance of a chartered sanctuary: Beverley minster 1478-1539.M.A.

MOIR, MiriamChurch and society in sixteenth-century Herefordshire.M.Phil.
1984PAWLEY, SimonLincolnshire coastal villages and the sea c.1300-1600: economy and society.Ph.D.

WATKINSON, M. A.Population change and agrarian development: the parishes of Bradley, Scartho, and Humberston, c.1520-1730M.Phil.
1985BONE, RogerThe inns of Nottingham, Derby and Leicester, 1720-1820.M.Phil.
1985COLTMAN, S.F. The role of decayed minor market towns in the mid-Victorian countryside: two Oxfordshire examples, Hook Norton and Charlbury.M.A.
1985GRAHAM, M.The suburbs of Victorian Oxford: growth in a preindustrial city.Ph.D.
1985HART, C. R. Bolsover and its manor, 1600-1700.M.A.
1985HUFFORD, M. R. ‘The sacred and the profane’: civic ceremonial in York, 14851585.M.A.
1985PARRY, D. ‘An uninviting place of wholesome restraint’: the workhouse of St. Mary Islington, 1777-1872.M.A.
1985PINKHAM, L. Starcross, Devon: ‘a small creek...noted only for a small fishery of oysters and cockles’.M.A.
1985WILLIAMS, N.K. The levies of the constables - the account for Wymeswold, Leicestershire 1602-1668.M.A.
1986ARNOLD, B. The saints' dedications of Somerset.M.A.
1986BARKER, A. Insular farms and muddy lanes: pre-conquest and medieval settlement on the Culm Measures of Devon.M.A.
1986BROWN, G.P. Population and mobility: a study using marriage registers of the Leicester and Nottinghamshire borders during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.M.A.
1986BURT, J. Northamptonshire gardens and parks, 1660-1825.M.A.
1986DAVIES, R. A.Community, parish, and poverty: Old Swinford, 1660-1730.Ph.D.
1986KELLEY, J.W. The medieval markets and fairs of Leicestershire.M.A.
1986MOORE, P. Rothwell: town or village? 1750-1850. A case-study of the changing pattern of urban status in the small town.M.A.
1986SHORT, C.D. Hearths, people and status: a study of the social structure of three areas of Hertfordshire in the late seventeenth century.M.A.
1986THOMAS, K. The surnames of Warwick, 1185-1500.M.A.
1986TOWNSEND, S.N. George Morland: a source for rural social conditions in southern England, 1790-1800, Volumes I and II.M.A.
1986WALKEY, G. Occupations as indices of industrialization and social change, St Helens, 1751-1840.M.A.
1987ANDREW, AlisonThe working class and education in Preston, 1830-1870.Ph.D.
1987BERRY, Anthony John RichardNorthampton: a study of town expansion, political structures and processes.Ph.D.
1987CLIFFORD, M.C.S. Fifteen Leicestershire villages: a study of their morphology and location.M.A.
1987CROMPTON, J. The pattern of dissent in Staffordshire in 1851.M.A.
1987ELL, P.S. A quantitative analysis of variables allegedly influencing the pattern of religious observance in 1851: a case study in Warwickshire.M.A.
1987HARRISON, J. D.The composite manor of Brent, 1189-1307.M.A.
1987HEMMING, A.C. A study of social relationships in late-Victorian London: the diaries of Hannah Cullwick and Arthur Munby.M.A.
1987LAUGHTON, J. Prolegomena to a societal history of late-medieval Chester.M.A.
1987MITSON, AnneSocial, economic and kinship networks in rural southwest Nottinghamshire, c.1580-1700.Ph.D.
1987WEEDON. R. Early territorial organisation in the East Riding of YorkshireM.A.
1988AUTTON, A.P. The forgotten boroughs of Devon: a study of the structure and composition of the village boroughs of Bow, Colyford, Newton Poppleford and South Zeal during the nineteenth century.M.A.
1988CARTER, Mary PatriciaAn urban society and its hinterland: St Ives in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries.Ph.D.
1988CROUCH, P.J. Cheese-making in east Leicestershire 1610-1911: the genesis of Stilton cheese.M.A.
1988DELONG, R.E. Women, widows and witches. A study of four Huntingdonshire villages, 1630-1650.M.A.
1988EDWARDS, H. Farmers' wives of Leicestershire and Northamptonshire: their working lives, 1918-1950.M.A.
1988MORRIS, S.G. An investigation into an early industrial neighbourhood - its status and its nature [Sheffield].M.A.
1988STEDMAN, John O.A very indifferent small city: the economy of Carlisle, 1550-1700.Ph.D.
1988THORNTON, Christopher CharlesThe demesne of Rimpton, 938-1412: a study in economic development.Ph.D.
1988WATSON, I.G. Career and community: a study of the officeholders of the town council of Leicester, 1485-1535.M.A.
1988WILLIS, S.R. The Stroudwater Primitive Methodist circuit.M.A.
1989BAINBRIDGE, J. The social and cultural life of Great Malvern in 1871.M.A.
1989CHRISTMAS, Evelyn A.The growth of Gloucester, 1820-1851: tradition and innovation in a county town.Ph.D.
1989FLETCHER, S.J.C. Crime in Cheltenham 1848-1851.M.A.
1989HILL, Trevor G.The trading community of Shifnal and its geographical and genealogical linkages: a case study, 1841-1861.M.A.
1989HUME, J.A. Settlement and migration in Dorset 1704-1862: a study of the migrational patterns of paupers.M.A.
1989LORD, EvelynSpatial and social inter-action in south-east Surrey, 1750-1850.Ph.D.
1989REEVE, D. Pity the poor labourer: English protest folksongs and their effects on the study of popular culture during the Industrial Revolution.M.A.


HEATH, Julian NicholasSettlement and land use in north Wiltshire with special reference to the first to the eleventh centuries A.DM.Phil.
1990KEEP, R.I. Settlement and territory in east Herefordshire: a study of the complex and dynamic patterns of settlement and territory in east Herefordshire in the Anglo-Saxon and medieval periods.M.A.
1990KISSOCK, Jonathan AndrewThe origins of the village in South Wales: a study in landscape archaeology.Ph.D.
1990MILES, Joyce C.The rise of suburban Exeter and the naming of its streets and houses, c.1801-1907.Ph.D.
1990MOIR, James'A world unto themselves'? Squatter settlement in Herefordshire, 1780-1880.Ph.D.
1990SHETTLE, M. The development of fire protection in Surrey 1666-1941 with especial reference to south-west Surrey.M.A.
1991ALI, L.S. The social and economic history of the Hope valley from the mid- to the late-nineteenth century.M.A.
1991HARRIS, K.S. Some aspects of education and society in Market Harborough 1869-1913 as seen through schools' log books.M.A.
1991HODGKINSON, J.S. Changing standards of living in the smaller house in the Northampton area, 1850-1940.M.A.
1991NIX, MichaelA maritime history of the ports of Bideford and Barnstaple, 1786-1841.Ph.D.
1991NURSS, K. The transmission of culture: process of naming, marriage and death in the American colonial Chesapeake.M.A.
1991OWEN, T.E. Enclosure, poor relief expenditure and the labouring poor in Leicestershire, 1750-1830.M.A.
1991STORM, AlanFamily and maritime community: Robin Hood’s Bay, c. 1653 - c. 1867.Ph.D.
1991STUTTARD, R. People with small means and high hopes: co-operators in Leicester, 1860-1990.M.A.
1991THOMAS, C.M. Population, poverty and partible inheritance: Rothley, 1660-1760: a century of economic and social change in a Leicestershire village.M.A.
1992ADAMS, N.C. The local Coventry society as revealed by five autobiographies.M.A.
1992ALDIS, M. One man’s Nuneaton, 1810-1854.M.A.
1992BIRD, S.C. Watlington, 1660-1740: a market town?M.A.
1992BROOKER, J. Prosperity and decline in fourteenth-century Hertfordshire: an evaluation of commerce, mobility and wealth distribution.M.A.
1992EDWARDS, E. The medieval market town of Solihull, 1200-1580.M.A.
1992EDWARDS, L.E. A study of Coalville from the census returns.M.A.
1992EVELEIGH, N.G. Landscape and environment: their contribution to the evolution of settlement in early medieval Kesteven.M.A.
1992HAYES, W.F.G. The working poor in mid-nineteenth century Torquay.M.A.
1992JACKSON, A.J.H. The country house estate economy in decline: east Devon 1870-1939.M.A.
1992KING, J. George Eliot's legacy: local history revisited.M.A.
1992LANGWORTH, P.J. Glebeland and field systems in Cambridgeshire.M.A.
1992MASSAM, M. Ballads and the nineteenth-century transition from Britain to Australia.M.A.
1992McINTOSH, T. The decline of Stourbridge Fair 1770-1934: deliberate suppression or inevitable collapse?M.A.
1992MOORE, M. Stone quarrying in the Isle of Purbeck: an oral history.M.A.
1992PAGETT, K. Image problems: the ambiguous identity of Birmingham as represented in novels set in the city, c.1870-1950.M.A.
1992PEET, S.J. The magisterial elite of Southampton, 1550-1600.M.A.
1992SMITH, H.B. Communities of butchers and tanners of the Borough of Leicester, 1520-1640.M.A.
1992SPARLING, T. An enquiry into the effect of drainage and watersheds on settlement from the end of the Roman period to the Norman period.M.A.
1992TURNOCK, B.M. Land use in parts of Leicestershire as revealed in Domesday Book.M.A.
1993ADAMS, John StephenCrisis in Crippledom: some aspects of the history of the Rowley Bristow Orthopaedic Hospital, Pyrford, Surrey, 1908-1962.M.A.
1993AUSTIN, J.P. The trees and woodlands of the Cecils.M.A.
1993COOPER, A. Patterns of nonconformity and social change in nineteenthcentury Cardiganshire.M.A.
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2009BARBOUR, R Gundogs in nineteenth-century Warwickshire: a guide to social change.M.A.
2009BRAMMER, B.The Holland Fen: social and topographical changes in a Fenland environment, 1750-1945.Ph.D.
2009COWEN, P.E. The transformation of a yeoman society: Windermere 1640-1841.M.A. (ISS)McKinley Prize 2009
2009DOW, D. Stockport, the prototype mill town: the why, wherefore and therefore.M.A.
2009PLOM, A.J. The demise of slavery in early England, ecclesiastic erosion or economic evolution?M.A.
2009SEAL, ChristinePoor relief and welfare: a comparative study of the Belper and Cheltenham poor law unions, 1780-1914.Ph.D.
2010BOWEN, J. A landscape of improvement: the impact of James Loch, chief agent to the Marquis of Stafford on the Lilleshall estate, Shropshire, 1720-1820.M.A.John Nichols Prize 2009
2010DAVIDSON, E. The evolution and secularisation of the funeral in Leicester and Leicestershire, 1830-2010.M.A.
2010FLACK, H. The River Severn – barrier or bridge? The impact on communities of the River Severn in Worcestershire in the period c.850 to 1500. M.A.
2010HARDY, M. Exe-Dart Devon: some social and economic effects of the Newfoundland trade.M.A. (ISS)
2010HAWKINS, M. The impact of the building of the Grand Junction Canal on selected settlements in Northamptonshire, 1793-1850.M.A.
2010JAMIESON, D. Willington: landscape and society from 1380 to 1540.M.A. (ISS)
2010LOMAS, C. The dynamics of early medieval town development in Somerset.M.A. (ISS)
2010O’NEILL, M. Medieval women as food providers.M.A. (ISS)
2010SCHMIDT, A. Getting there ... a review of the roads and track ways of northeast Leicestershire: particularly those that may have been used by drovers.M.A.
2010STEWART, S. The impact of enclosure in Leicestershire on the parson and his glebe land 1760-1830: Billesdon, Lutterworth and Rothley.M.A.
2010TEDD, M. Naming in Anstey 1850-1950: a mirror of social structure.M.A.John Nichols Prize 2010
2010TYLER, S. The silk ribbon weaving industry of Coventry. With a case study: Bulkington an outdoor working community in the Coventry silk ribbon weaving trade, 1818-1863.M.A.
2010WHITEHEAD, M. What happened in, and what happened to, Sunday Schools Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire 1800-2000?M.A. (ISS)
2011DE BELIN, MandyTransitional hunting landscapes: deer hunting and foxhunting in Northamptonshire, 1600-1850.Ph.D.
2011HEATON, M. The influence of Parliamentary Enclosure on Grassing-Down in Northamptonshire.M.A. (ISS)
2011JAKEWAY, J. Manifestations of madness: a study of the patients of Norfolk County Asylum, 1846-1870.M.A. (ISS)
2011JONES, R. The collapse of Luddism in the West Riding, 1811-13.M.A. (ISS)
2011KILBY, SusanA different world? Reconstructing the peasant environment in medieval Elton.M.A.
2011O’DONNELL, R. Beyond the origins debate: developing dynamic models of Leicestershire open fields.M.A.McKinley Prize 2011
2011PARRY, J. The marriage market in market towns: Diss and Guildford in the Commonwealth.M.A. (ISS)
2011PEARSON, H. Of cows, ploughs and more than a few sheep: an oral history of farming in Walton-on-the-Wolds, 1939-2010.M.A.
2011PHIPPS, S. Schoolmistresses in Swindon, 1870-1902.M.A. (ISS)
2011SEGRT, M. Oxfordshire landscapes of myth and legend: perceived landscapes and landscapes of belief.M.A.
2011SHIPMAN, P. An investigation into the early development and running of Countesthorpe cottage homes and the education and welfare of Leicester pauper children under the Poor Law, 1881-1914.M.A.
2011WILEMAN, D. The pauper and parish policy: Southwell Union, 1820-1850.M.A. (ISS)
2012ALLAN, Elizabeth
Chepyng Walden / Saffron Walden, 1439-1490: a small town.Ph.D.
2012BATMAN, PhilThe survival of rural core families: Bolton Percy and Poppleton in the Ainsty of York from Enclosure to the Second World War.M.A. (ISS)John Nichols Prize 2012
McKinley Prize 2012
2012BEARDMORE, Carol The rural community through the eyes of the land-agent.M.A. (ISS)
2012BROWN, GrahamStanley Abbey and its estates, 1150- c.1640.Ph.D.
2012BROWNESS, S. Witnesses to change: early domestic travel writing in the Fens.M.A.
2012CHARLESWORTH, D. The development of the churches and their landscapes in northwest Gloucestershire, 1000-1300.M.A.
2012FRENCH, P.R. The ‘making’ of a local regiment: a case study of the Leicestershire regiment and its antecedents, c.1770-1902.M.A.
2012HARVEY, B. Swinton, south Yorkshire – a very ‘northern’ parish? Pauper narratives, 1799-1837.M.A.
2012HORTON, B. The Kidderminster carpet weaver: his migration response to the technological change from hand loom to power loom weaving between 1851 and 1881.M.A. (ISS)
2012LEEDHAM, A. Gravestones and identity from the five ancient parish churches and churchyards of Leicester.M.A.
2012QUINN, N. Rates and reform: the Lancaster poor law union, 1870-1911.M.A.
2012SIDE, C. Migration from the Wiltshire village of Chute during the nineteenth century.M.A. (ISS)
2012WELLER, V. Coercion, compliance or conversion? The impact of religious change in north-east Warwickshire between 1530 and 1559.M.A.
2012WHITING, A. Merely ‘mechanical’, ‘ministerial’ and ‘menial’, or much, much more? What was the role of professional attorneys in late thirteenth-century litigation as revealed by evidence from the 1268 Buckinghamshire eyre?M.A. (ISS)
2013BLAND, J. The impact of a coal mine on a small Warwickshire agricultural community: the creation of a hybrid society.M.A.
2013BONNETTE-ANDERSON, DeniseThe social implications of church seating in Buckinghamshire.M.A. (ISS)
2013CAMPBELL, DrewThe politics of canal construction: the Ashby canal, 1781-1804.Ph.D.
2013CAWS, S. Continuity or change? The Isle of Wight and the Agricultural Revolution, 1750-1850.M.A.
2013DOCKERILL, BertieLocal government reform, urban expansion and identity: Nottingham and Derby, 1945-1968.Ph.D.
2013FRANCIS, Sarah E.Worthy citizens’: middle-class women and the public sphere in Leicester, c.1850-1900.
2013GADD, TrixieSt George, Gloucestershire, 1750-1850: social and economic relations in a marginal parish.M.A. (ISS)McKinley Prize 2013
2013GRISTWOOD, H. Puerperal insanity: a study of women admitted to the county asylums at Brookwood in Surrey, Colney Hatch in Middlesex and Knowle in Hampshire between the years 1870 and 1900.M.A.
2013HOOKER, GeoffreyLlandilofawr Poor Law Union, 1836–1886: ’The most difficult union in Wales’.Ph.D.
2013KILBY, SusanEncountering the environment: rural communities in England, 1086-1348.Ph.D.
2013MOSS, S. The Embroiderers’ Guild, 1906-2012: elitist, exclusive and outmoded or professional, influential and avant-garde?M.A.
2013MULCAHEY, K. Perceptions of peddling: a study of the reputation of Hawkers and Pedlars, 1780 to 1914.M.A.
2013PATERSON, M. Sir Nathan Wright, 1653-1721, Recorder of Leicester, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, and his ‘Notebook’.M.A.
2013RICHARDS, D. The culture of nonconformity in Castle Donington, 1650-1950.M.A.
2013STONES, A. Estate mentalities: changing sense of place on a Leicester council estate, 1947-2012.M.A.John Nichols Prize 2013
2013TAYLOR-MOORE, KimBorderlands: the Buckinghamshire / Northamptonshire border, c.650-1350.Ph.D.
2013WALTON, C. Coal and wood in late medieval Coleorton and some surrounding manors.M.A.
2014ALLEY WILBUR, E. A humble petition: Lancashire war widows, 1642-1679. M.A.
2014BEARDMORE, CarolThe rural community through the eyes of the land agent on the Marquis of Anglesey’s Dorset and Somerset estate: William Castleman and his sons, c.1812-1854.Ph.D.
2014BRUETON, AnnaIllegitimacy in south and south-west Wales in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.Ph.D.
2014DUCK, Jonathan‘Space, segregation and spirituality’: expressions of meaning and belief in the domestic buildings of southern fenland, Cambridgeshire, c.1500-1700.Ph.D.
2014EMERY, J. ‘The future beckons bright': senses of place and placelessness in the Newark and Sherwood coalfield, c.1960s to present. M.A.McKinley Prize
Margaret Spufford Prize
2014FAGG, J. Occupation, migration and the elderly: aspects of life in three Worcestershire parishes, 1871-1901. M.A.
2014GIBSON, N.H. Comparing poor relief in the parishes of Wallsend and Longbenton, 1750-1850. M.A.
2014MEE, R. 'Leaden heels, but iron hands’: prosecution associations in Derbyshire, 1703-2013. M.A.
2014MUSGRAVE, D. The River Soar and Leicester: a neglected relationship. M.A.
2014POULTON, W. The parish of West Langton in the Age of Improvement: a study based on a ‘Book of Accounts and Memorandums’ for 18191822 written by William Price, farmer and grazier of West Langton, Leicestershire. M.A.

RAY, SylviaAnglo-Welsh border welfare: Atcham Union and Forden Incorporation, 1790-1930.M.Phil.
2014TONGE, H. Social mobility in later medieval England: the Pouger family and their kinship and patronage networks.M.A.McKinley Prize
2015BAILEY, IanUnifiers and dividers in a North Staffordshire parish: Audley, 1840-1939.Ph.D.
2015BLACKLAWS, NicolaOutdoor relief in Blaby poor law union: Leicestershire, c. 1916-1926.M.A.Margaret Spufford Prize
2015BUTLER, A. Leicester’s cultural catastrophe: an investigation into the complete closure of Leicester’s professional theatres in the 1950s.M.A.
2015COTTON, C. ‘Black Roods, Rang Back and Dob Headland’: a study of Thrussington field-names.M.A.
2015HAMMOND, P. The effect of improvement in a selected area of north-west Leicestershire, 1750-1800.M.A.
2015HARRIS, Maureen‘A schismatical people’: conflict between ministers and their parishioners in Warwickshire between 1660 and 1714.Ph.D.
2015HARVEY, BenPauper narratives in the Welsh borders, 1790-1840.Ph.D.
2015HAWORTH, C. The origin and development of the street plan of Oakham in John Speed’s town plan.M.A.
2015HEATON, MichaelEnglish interwar farming: a study of the financial outcomes of individual farms, 1919-1939.Ph.D.
2015LEONARD, P. Poor relief in Stow in Lindsey, 1750-1833.M.A.
2015MARSHALL, A. The psyche of the landowner and the development of the country house estate: an examination of the woodland and avenues at Boughton House, 1700-1750.M.A.Margaret Spufford Prize
2015RILEY, J. Holmfirth: a study in regional and local identity and community.M.A.
2015ROBINSON, D. Charnwood Forest and its visitors, 1500-1900M.A.
2015SHEA, K. A comparative study of the feminization of the teaching profession in United Kingdom and United States of America from 1890 to 1930.M.A.
2015SPIERS, A. Bread supplied for London, 1750-1830.M.A.
2015TAYLOR, J. A national phenomenon in local context: Victorian church restorations in Nottinghamshire.M.A.

BAGNAS, ValerieA micro-history of the poor relief response to crisis and dearth: Quainton, 1796-1804.
2016COVENEY, NatashaThe moated site: exploring the shifting relationship between people and place in the English medieval countryside.Ph.D.
2016EVANS, J. The ethnic sense of the English in nineteenth-century emigrants’ letters.M.A.
2016HANLEY, K. Leicester: the metropolis of Dissent by 1848?M.A.
2016HARGREAVES, P. Physicians in seventeenth-century Northamptonshire.M.A.
2016HARLEY, Joseph N.Material lives of the English poor: a regional perspective, c.1670-1834.Ph.D.
2016JONES, T. An examination of the tripartite relationship between women, clothing and emancipation during the period 1890-1920s: what factors influenced changes to female clothing and did this expedite female emancipation?M.A.Harold Fox Award 2015
2016LOVE, RobertPolicing and police reform in a rural county: Somerset, c.1830-1856.Ph.D.
2016MONKS, GeoffreyThe country house and the professionalisation of estate management, 1700-1914.Ph.D.
2016PULLIN, J. The LBSCR drivers: a study of the engine drivers employed by the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway, 1850-1885M.A.
2016ROUND, L. ‘Be kindly affectioned to one another’: love and parish politics in Stanton Lacy, ShropshireM.A. John Nicolls Prize 2017
Margaret Spufford Prize 2017
2016SUTHERLAND, A. Using manorial custumals to explore the peasant experience in medieval England, c.1251-1354M.A.The McKinley Prize 2017
2017BLAKE, MatthewStories from the edge: creating an identity in early Medieval north-west Staffordshire.Ph.D.
2017BROWN, L. Power, charity and brotherly love: local government and society in two Essex towns: Thaxted and Braintree, 1580-1660.M.A.
2017CROWDEN, HilaryRutland: the development of a county community in the modern age.Ph.D.
2017GILBERT, MichaelThe changing landscape and economy of Wisbech Hundred, 1250-1550.Ph.D.
2017ROWLING, JaneFarming community and identity in Lower Wharfedale, Yorkshire, 1914-1951Ph.D.
2017TALBOT, RichardThe north-south divide of poverty in a north Staffordshire industrial conurbation, 1870-1901.Ph.D.
2017WATKINSON, M.The micro-history of a Lincolnshire parish: Humberston, 1750-1850.Ph.D.
2017WORTHEN, HannahThe experience of war widows in mid seventeenth-century England, with special reference to Kent and Sussex.Ph.D.
2018BEALE, StewartThe experience of war widows during and after the British civil wars, with particular reference to the Midlands.Ph.D.
2018BRIDGER, KatieLandscape, environment and gentry identity in late medieval Leicestershire.Ph.D.
2018HARGREAVES, S. Population and society in Hopton, a township in Derbyshire, 1660-1705.M.A.Margaret Spufford Prize 2018
The McKinley Prize 2018
2018HARVEY, B. Service and mobility.M.A.
2018SIDE, ChrisTransient industrialization: needle-making in nineteenth-century HathersagePh.D.
2018STONES, AnnConnecting Charnwood: a medieval woodland landscape, its External and internal links.Ph.D.

BLACKLAWS, NicolaThe twentieth-century Poor Law in the midlands and Wales, 1900-1930.Ph.D.
2019BONNETTE-ANDERSON, DeniseThe culture of Anglican Church redundancy: Leicestershire and Lincolnshire, 1945-1995.Ph.D.
2019BOURNE, S. Bolton, parish conflict and the legacy of the English Revolution, 1640-1680.M.A.
2019BRYCELAND, M. The new village of South Wigston, 1880-1910: the place, the people and the communities.M.A.
2019GADD, Trixie‘Tis my lot by faith to be sustained’: clerical prosperity in seventeenth-century DorsetPh.D.

KUPFERMANN, EliasThe role of the castle and town of New Windsor during the English Civil Wars, 1642-1651.M.Phil.
2019LAMPERT, JodieAn investigation of differentiation between Cornwall and Devon based on history, surnames and Y-chromosonesPh.D.
2019MCMULLON, SadieUrban migration and the parish of Fletton, c.1841-1891.Ph.D.
2019PARKER, J. Proto-industrialization and family life: an examination of the framework knitting industry in Ruddington, Nottinghamshire, from the 1851 census.M.A.Harold Fox Award 2016
2019RUSSELL, D. Merely a lake? The fluidity of Whittlesey Mere in medieval and early modern EnglandM.A.Margaret Spufford Prize 2019
2019SHAW, P. Terroir and tradition: how farming choice influenced settlement in Leicestershire’s Wreake valleyM.A.Richard McKinley Prize 2019

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2020BROOKES, J.Shaping Worfield: lordly avarice, neighbourhood watch or wider forces: social change in rural Shropshire, 1440-1660.M.A.
2020COOLEY, Sarah‘Tenne peeces of pewter’: Material Culture in Early Modern WalesM.A.
2020COYNE, A.‘The Wool, the Lamb and the Flock’, a study of Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, during the fourteenth century.M.A.
2020DONEGANI, K.L.Apprenticeship in Leicestershire in the mid-nineteenth century.M.A.
2020IMMINS, P.The experience of a working-class woman: Leicester in the nineteenth and early twentieth century.M.A.
2020LODGE, JeremyBrutality replaced by Brains. Lowdham Grange Borstal 1930 to 1939: Rediscovering a forgotten regimeM.A.

MITCHELL, ChrisRoger of Hereford’s ‘Liber de arte astronomice iudicandi’: England’s first astrology textbook?Ph.D.

SUTHERLAND, AlisterPeasant seals and sealing practices in eastern England, c. 1200-1500Ph.D.
2021BAILEY, JulietGamekeepers in Victorian and Edwardian England: An ExplorationM.A.
2021GREENHOWE, Priscilla‘I do belong to Mattishall’: Obtaining poor relief from Mattishall, Norfolk, c. 1750-1834Ph.D.
2021WALKER, Verne'Born on the Shire Hall Stairs': The Irish in Pembrokeshire, 1533-1650M.A.
2022COTTON, Emily“I am eternally reminded of you”: Love, loss and longing amongst the Robinson siblings, 1758-92M.A.
2022COOLEY, Sarah‘Tenne peeces of pewter’: Material Culture in Early Modern WalesM.A.
2022GREANY, Denise‘We Did Not Go’; Domestic Sociability in an Early Nineteenth’ Century Provincial TownM.A.
2022SOMEKH, JudyThe Left Behind: The Story of the Wives of Convicts Transported from Britain to Australia, 1830- 1850.M.A.
2023BABICKI, CatherineHow getting a foot in the door gave women a leg up into local politics in Victorian EnglandM.A.
2023JOLLIFFE, ChristineEradicating the germs of pauperism’: did apprenticeships enable pauper children to stay out of the workhouse in adulthood?
2023KIDD, DeanAn investigation into the impact of the introduction of mechanised cotton spinning factories into
two communities located in the Derwent Valley of Derbyshire during the period 1780 to 1821.
2023TOWER, JamesExploring Identity in Leicester Through Two 21st Century Case Studies.M.A.