Middlesex in British, Roman, and Saxon Times
Antiquities of Middlesex
G Bell and Sons, Ltd, 1919.
Hardback; 195 x 260 mm; grey/blue boards with cloth spine; titles in black on spine and front cover; xvi & 182 pages. Illustrated. No dust jacket.
Laid in, folded:
Map No. III: Antiquities of Middlesex: Vestiges of the Romano-British Occupation AD 50-450 (1916)
Map No. IIIA: Antiquities of Middlesex: Vestiges of the Romano-British Occupation AD 50-450 (1916)
Map of District of Essex: The Roman Centuriation or Rural Survey of the Pagi in the Romanized districts of Britain is traced by means of the sites of certain ancient Parish Churches, Stones, Botontini, Bounds and ancient ways (1921).
Overall the book is in poor condition. The covers are grubby and significantly worn at the edges. The binding is sound. Some tanning of the front and back matter with a small inscription on the front paste-down endpaper. Marginalia, side marking, and annotations.
Sir Montagu Sharpe (1857-1942) was an English politician, lawyer, amateur archaeologist, antiquarian, and ornithologist. In “Middlesex in British, Roman and Saxon Times” he suggested that the Roman system of centuriation could be seen in the layout of old manors, but his idea was viewed skeptically by other historians of the period. Later studies have pointed out that his evidence was weak.