Settlement and Economy in the Forest and Park of Weardale 1100-1800
University of Durham thesis for Master of Arts 1977
Peter Lonsdale Bowes

A study of land use in Upper Weardale from the medieval colonisation to the end of the 18th C. , charting  the effects of lead mining on the dale's occupation and economy and the decline in the importance of the Bishop of Durham in the dale and the emergence of new yeoman land "owners".