A dispersed settlement is one of the main types of settlement patterns used by landscape historians to classify rural settlements found in England and other parts of the world. Typically, there are a number of separate farmsteads scattered throughout the area. A dispersed settlement contrasts with a nucleated village.
The French term "bocage" is sometimes used to describe the type of landscape found where dispersed settlements are common.
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... Galt has written an extensive study of the dispersed settlement pattern around Locorotondo in the Province of Bari in southern Italy ... In this case, the settlement pattern developed because of movement from the town to the countryside in the 19th century ...
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