Some useful links to resources, papers, places, maps and anything else which may be useful to visitors to the site with an interest in burgages, their buildings and spaces. If you have any links to suggest, please let us know and we can add them to what we hope will become an ever growing resource. Click on the green buttons to launch the links.
Weald and Downland Museum
The museum was established to preserve vernacular buildings at risk of demolition. Many of the buildings are from rural sites but still provide insights into construction and design of medieval buildings
Petersfield Physic Garden
Saved from development by Major John Bowen, the Physic Garden occupies the last complete burgage plot in the town. Designed in the 17th c style, the garden features 100 species of herbs within its medieval walls
Space, Property, and Propriety in Urban England
Vanessa Harding examines 'the public space in medieval towns and cities... shaped and influenced by the private spaces that surrounded it... ' A great read
Totnes is the second oldest borough in England. Housed in an Elizabethan merchant's house within a burgage plot, the museum has different rooms in the Jacobean style, a separate kitchen block and herb garden
National Library of Scotland
Interactive resource of UK maps from the past 150 years or so including 25 inch to the mile OS maps. Useful for establishing patterns and boundaries of burgage plots
Charting the changing fortunes of about 30 towns in Somerset over 1000 years, this title explores the reasons why, right up to the 18th century, it remained a county of small towns. The author, Tony Scrase has written a number of excellent books including a great book on Wells, Somerset.