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This programme looks at three Victorian villages, Old Warden and Steppingley in Bedfordshire, and Wortham in Suffolk. The Bedfordshire villages are the product of improvements made by wealthy lando...wners and represent increased control by the landowner and reveals a diversity of rural occupations in a setting of modest wealth and poverty. Drawings by the Reverend Cobbold of the people and village of Wortham are used together with historical research to reconstruct the village.
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Module code and title: A102, An arts foundation course
Item code: A102; 29
First transmission date: 08-07-1987
Published: 1987
Rights Statement: Rights owned or controlled by The Open University
Restrictions on use: This material can be used in accordance with The Open University conditions of use. A link to the conditions can be found at the bottom of all OUDA web pages.
Duration: 00:23:46
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Producer: Nick Levinson
Contributors: Colin Cunningham; Gerrylynn Roberts
Publisher: BBC Open University
Keyword(s): Agriculture; Architecture; Old Warden; Steppingley; Victorian Britain; Villages; Wortham
Subject terms: Dwellings--Social aspects; Housing, Rural--19th century; Model villages; Planned communities; Rural renewal--19th century; Villages--Great Britain--History
Master spool number: HOU5394
Production number: FOUA225N
Videofinder number: 591
Available to public: no