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Stratton History Coursework

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Hannah Baldwin - Stratton Coursework Spring 2009 - Question 1 Today, we see Stratton as a small, residential, quiet backwater village, which is slightly overshadowed by, its so called "big brother" town, that is Bude. But surprisingly, this is not has it has always been. In answering our question, we must determine whether the interpretation that "Stratton has always been more important than Bude" is correct, and if so, or not, discuss the relative information. In this essay, I will talk about the sources of information I used to answer the question and my own knowledge of the site of Stratton itself. I used many sources to find out the relevant facts about Stratton, that we needed to know in answering our question. The many sources range in age, reliability and helpfulness. Some of these included things like the Stratton town trail and the brief history of Stratton, which are quite new and reasonably accurate. But there were some older sources such as the famous Doomsday book, dated as far back as 1086, mentions Stratton being split into its own division called the Stratton Hundred. Stratton being its own hundred shows it was quite a well populated place of great importance. Another piece of evidence we can use to prove this is the Stratton Tythe barn, which was used in order, to take a tenth of any produce that Stratton had, and have it given to the church. ...read more.


In Cyrus Redding's illustrated itinerary, he talks about going to a caf´┐Ż a waitress says, when asked for a cup of tea from a teapot, "the urn is churning sir; we do not use kettles, like the Stratton people. Using this piece of information we can see that when Cyrus Redding wrote his itinerary, there was perhaps a bit of rivalry between Bude and Stratton, which could suggest that Bude could be "growing up" and is getting a higher status, and somewhat of a good reputation. We can see that Stratton was once a very important place from looking at the sources. These sources show that what is now a small, residential backwater used to be a thriving community. Many sources are written but one very important source is the sit of Stratton itself, we know this is reliable because we have seen it for ourselves. We saw a lot of important and useful evidence on our trip to Stratton. Some of which was the use of the small windows and cob walls on some of the old buildings. This shows that Stratton was around a long time before Bude because there is little evidence that Bude is an old settlement at all. Some of the buildings in the middle of Stratton were made to look older but were actually reasonably new in comparison. ...read more.


Even until up about 20 years ago Stratton was still calling itself a town. There was a big divide between Stratton and Bude at this time. People thought that there was a big difference even though they are in such close quarters People that lived in Bude started by this time to think they were a bit better than the people in Stratton. There was an argument that happened between a waitress that was living in Bude and one of the author Cyrus Redding of the source An Illustrated itinerary of the country of Cornwall. He disagreed with the Bude waitress about a tea kettle, she insulted 'Stratton folk' and he put her in her place. This shows there was a bit of conflict between the two places. Bude eventually became the place of work and trade. So has Stratton always been more important than Bude? The once divided communities have managed to merge themselves into one. This is shown on a more recent source, the Bude and Stratton newspaper. There was always a big divide between Stratton and Bude, at first, Stratton and was well populated and had all the shops and the houses and Bude as the small quiet backwater village now they have changed roles and now Stratton is the retirement backwater and Bude has the majority of the population , but what used to be such a bug division is now not even thought of these two once very different places have over the years merged together somehow over time. Hannah Baldwin 10Sw ...read more.

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