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Title The land agent in Britain : past, present and future / edited by Carol Beardmore, Steven King and Geoff Monks.

Publication Info. Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016.

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Description 1 online resource (viii, 211 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The Reeve's tale: past, present and future / Jeremy Moody -- The path to professionalisation: mechanisation and legislation on the Welbeck Estate / Geoff Monks -- Land agents: fact and fiction in the long nineteenth century / Caroline Dakers -- William Castleman and sons: agents to the Marquis of Anglesey 1814-1854 / Carol Beardmore -- Land agents, game shooting and diversification of estate income c.1850 to the present / John Martin -- The role of the land agent: continuity and continuity / Steven King -- Innovative land management, an independent school and the national trust: the Stowe estate / Nick Morris -- The making of the modern land agent in Victorian times / Elizabeth T. Hurren.
Summary Despite the fact that their archives survive in volume and depth across the country, relatively little is known about the fascinating and complex role of the land agent across time. For the very first time, this volume brings together historians, practitioners and representatives of the bodies overseeing the continuing professional development of agents to explore, in overview and through detailed case studies, the wide variety of skills required by those entering this profession. At the core of the contributions here is the sense of continuity which exists between the Anglo-Saxon Reeve and th.
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Subject Land use, Rural -- Great Britain -- Management.
Land use, Rural -- Great Britain -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Beardmore, Carol, editor.
King, Steven, 1966- editor.
Monks, Geoff, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Land agent in Britain. Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016 144389933X (OCoLC)965474391
ISBN 9781443857611 (electronic bk.)
1443857610 (electronic bk.)
9781443899338 (hardback)
144389933X (hardback)