Scrase, Anthony John

About the author: John Anthony Scrase is Principal lecturer on the Faculty of Built Environment at the University of the West of England. He was educated at Keele University where he obtained a joint honours degree in history and geography. He later added

Streets and Market Places in Towns of Southwest England: Encroachments and Improvements
1999 0-7734-7953-8
Examines the various forces affecting the streets of the towns in Somerset and Gloucestershire. It explains how the system has been either diminished or increased over a thousand year span, criticising the public space/private space dichotomy as a flawed tool which does not accord with reality as represented by the English Common Law. The processes and their interplay are examined chronologically. There are detailed case studies of Bath and Wells. The whole is copiously illustrated by a mixture of old maps or views and modern plans.

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