Developing the untapped wealth of Britain's “Celtic fringe”: water engineering and the Welsh landscape, 1870-1960

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dc.contributor.author Roberts, Owen
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-13T16:51:06Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-13T16:51:06Z
dc.date.issued 2006-04
dc.identifier.citation Roberts , O 2006 , ' Developing the untapped wealth of Britain's “Celtic fringe”: water engineering and the Welsh landscape, 1870-1960 ' Landscape Research , vol 31 , no. 2 , pp. 121-133 . , 10.1080/01426390600638422 en
dc.identifier.issn 1469-9710
dc.identifier.other PURE: 87848
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/1170
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/1170
dc.description Roberts, O. (2006). Developing the untapped wealth of Britain's “Celtic fringe”: water engineering and the Welsh landscape, 1870-1960. Landscape Research. 31(2), pp.121-133. RAE2008 en
dc.description.abstract This paper focuses on the development of water engineering schemes in Wales in the late 19th and 20th centuries, concentrating mainly on water-supply schemes promoted by large English municipalities such as Birmingham and Liverpool, but also discussing hydro-electricity. It is argued that the first water engineering projects in Wales were informed by certain perceptions of the Welsh landscape and wider discourses regarding Britain's 'Celtic Fringe', and that such concepts were used to promote ideas of water purity. Ideas of 'progress' and 'modernity' surrounding the changing of the landscape through water works are analysed, and how such notions were challenged in the 20th century is explored, particularly from conservationist and nationalist perspectives. In the second half of the 20th century, it is argued, a paradox emerges, whereby different ways of seeing or perceiving the landscape of Wales led to a divergence in the political dynamics surrounding water-supply projects and hydro-electric schemes. en
dc.format.extent 13 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Landscape Research en
dc.title Developing the untapped wealth of Britain's “Celtic fringe”: water engineering and the Welsh landscape, 1870-1960 en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01426390600638422
dc.contributor.institution Aberystwyth University en
dc.contributor.institution Department of History & Welsh History en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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