The East India Company on the Bandon River 1608 to 1620

Author(s): Joe P Nunan

Year: 2013


The benefits that attracted the East India Company and its associates to the Bandon River area were the availability of land, cheap rents, and cheaper timber. Land and timber were valuable commodities. It was principally the growing English maritime and iron industries that took advantage of this resource. The Bandon River was one of the regions where the supply of timber was adequate to justify the introduction of the blast furnace and related works. Settlement and industry provided in varying degrees, new colonial forms and patterns across the Bandon River landscape. In the fuzzy territory between hamlet, village, and market town lay a number of ambiguous and hybrid places associated with the East India Company. They were known as the settlements of Thomas, Hope and Bantum.

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The East India Company on the Bandon River 1608 to 1620. Joe P Nunan. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428300)


Spatial Coverage

min long: -10.463; min lat: 51.446 ; max long: -6.013; max lat: 55.38 ;

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 422