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2(b) - England: South-East

from Part I - Area surveys 1540–1840
Essex, Kent, Sussex and Hampshire had a big coastal traffic which was more sheltered than that of North-East England. This chapter discusses the urban development in three periods, 1540-1650, 1650-1750 and 1750-1840. The South-East had more corporate towns than most other regions. In the later sixteenth century cloth making was widespread in the South-East. About 1720 Farnham was said to be the greatest provincial wheat market. Market trade was limited by dealing in inns and at the waterside, and shops grew fast in number and variety. By the early eighteenth century the navy, pleasure and teaching were making a big contribution to urbanisation in the region. With resumed population increase and middle-class living standards improving further, urban growth became more rapid after 1750. The growing London demand for foodstuffs increased inexorably the pressures on the economy of the more distant hinterland, making up for the decline of textiles.
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