A talk given by Tony Sheridan
to Tickhill and District Local History Society in September 2006
illustrated the development of Tickhill’s lanes and hedges,
described the Anglo-Saxon or Danish origins of many of them, and
showed the influence of geology. It also listed the factors
which have led to the loss of hedgerows and showed their
importance in the conservation of plant species and their
benefit to wildlife.
Second World War, Tickhill was surrounded by an extensive
network of ancient lanes and hedges. Since then, the drive for
agricultural production has meant that over three quarters of
the hedgerows and even some of the lanes have been removed.
However, previous work by the Tickhill Historical Society has
recorded the field names and their boundaries and this, together
with other sources and a survey of what remains gives an
interesting slant on the history of agriculture around Tickhill.
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