Small Town Urbanity in Nineteenth-Century Wales

When looking at Small Welsh towns in Nineteenth-century Wales, most urban historians take heed of the infamous encyclopedia Britannica entry; for Wales, see England.  However Welsh towns were very different from their English cousins.

Overlooked because of their small populations, antiquated appearance and perceived unimportance, most have been dismissed for being little more than villages. By researching the evolution of Usk, a small town in Monmouthshire, it will be demonstrated that characteristics associated with urbanity existed within them and argue that the definition of urban needs to be adapted when looking at Wales.

 

Elizabeth Jones School of History

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