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A New Millennium at Southwark Cathedral Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 152
ISBN: 9780954293871
Pub Date: 27 Jul 2009
Imprint: Pre-Construct Archaeology
Description:
This volume presents the story of 2000 years of occupation around Southwark Cathedral as demonstrated by a combination of building recording and archaeological excavation. The story begins in the first years of Roman occupation, with the construction of a road heading southwest from a crossing point of the Thames, close to modern London Bridge. The story of the foundation, construction and subsequent history of the medieval priory of St Mary Overie is then explored and presented in the form of a tour through the Cathedral and out into the claustral buildings.
Anglesey Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781905119295
Pub Date: 15 Jun 2009
Imprint: Windgather Press
Illustrations: 148 col & b/w illus
Description:
The dramatic and stunning Welsh coastal landscapes of the island of Anglesey are documented in this beautiful pictorial record of the history of Anglesey's coast, from prehistoric times to the present day. The fact that Anglesey is an island has been crucial to its history, its coast the scene of prehistoric fishing and oyster catching, Neolithic tombs and Bronze Age round barrows, Roman influenced villas, Irish incursions, a Norman motte and the last of the great Edwardian castles to be built at Beaumaris, the development of Holyhead into its main port in the nineteenth century, and the growth of sustainable energy in the form of wind turbines in the twentieth. The photography taken by Mick Sharp and Jean Williamson is supplemented by text by Frances Lynch who introduces each chapter and provides detailed captions describing and providing background information to the photographs.
Môn Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781905119301
Pub Date: 31 May 2009
Imprint: Windgather Press
Description:
The dramatic and stunning Welsh coastal landscapes of the island of Anglesey are documented in this beautiful pictorial record of the history of Anglesey's coast, from prehistoric times to the present day. The fact that Anglesey is an island has been crucial to its history, its coast the scene of prehistoric fishing and oyster catching, Neolithic tombs and Bronze Age round barrows, Roman influenced villas, Irish incursions, a Norman motte and the last of the great Edwardian castles to be built at Beaumaris, the development of Holyhead into its main port in the nineteenth century, and the growth of sustainable energy in the form of wind turbines in the twentieth. The photography taken by Mick Sharp and Jean Williamson is supplemented by text by Frances Lynch who introduces each chapter and provides detailed captions describing and providing background information to the photographs.
Borderlands Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780954482473
Pub Date: 15 Dec 2008
Imprint: Cambridge Archaeological Unit
Description:
Taking its inspiration from Cyril Fox's groundbreaking 1923 study of its namesake, and with its first volume issued to mark the 85th anniversary of his book, this series is dedicated to the archaeology of Cambridge's hinterland. In recent years an enormous amount of fieldwork has occured within the City's environs, to the point that it must now rank as one of the most intensively investigated landscapes in southern England. This volume reports the 2002/03 Hutchinson Site excavations beside Addenbrooke's Hospital.
Sutton Hoo and its Landscape Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 220
ISBN: 9781905119257
Pub Date: 02 Dec 2008
Imprint: Windgather Press
Illustrations: 69 illus, 35 in col
Description:
The location of the Anglo-Saxon burial ground at Sutton Hoo, on a ridge overlooking the estuary of the river Deben, has always appeared strange and challenging. This is not so much because the site is today an isolated and lonely one, but rather because it lies on the very periphery of the early medieval kingdom of East Anglia, whose rulers - the Wuffingas - were buried there. In this extended meditation on the geography of a very special and evocative place, Tom Williamson explores the meaning of the cemetery's location.
Early and Middle Saxon Rural Settlement in the London Region Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781901992779
Pub Date: 12 Nov 2008
Series: MoLAS Monograph
Description:
Until now the evidence for London's Early and Middle Saxon rural settlement and economy has received scant attention. This monograph provides a long-awaited overview of the subject, drawing on the results of six decades of archaeological fieldwork since the war, in addition to historical and place-name evidence. Some of the material has been published before and will be familiar to the reader, but much of it has only been available as site archives or unpublished reports, and at best briefly summarised as notes in excavation round-ups.
A Roman Drainage Culvert, Great Fire Destruction Debris and Other Evidence from Hillside Sites North-East of London Bridge Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 79
ISBN: 9781901992694
Pub Date: 24 Jan 2008
Series: MoLAS Archaeology Studies Series
Description:
Two 1998 excavations provide important new evidence of Roman and later development on the terraced ground north of the Thames and south of Cornhill. The Monument House site lay just north-east of the Roman bridgehead, immediately behind river quays and warehouses. First-century landscaping and gravel quarries were followed by timber buildings.
EAA 121: A Line Across Land Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 95
ISBN: 9780954482459
Pub Date: 31 Dec 2007
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Monograph
Illustrations: b/w figs
Description:
Construction of a water supply pipeline in Cambridgeshire provided an opportunity to sample the prehistoric landscape along a transect that crossed several major geological boundaries. This narrow window ran from the Lower Chalk of the ancient peninsula of Isleham, across the heavy low-lying clays of Soham and down into the peat fen of Stuntney and south-east Ely. Within the constraints set by the development, field investigation and subsequent analysis were conducted at several scales.
Moment of Earth Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 314
ISBN: 9781891271168
Pub Date: 17 Dec 2007
Imprint: Celtic Studies Publications
Series: Celtic Studies Publications
Illustrations: 8 col pls
Description:
A major new collection by leading contemporary English-language Welsh poets and literary scholars, including original poems by Gillian Clarke, Sheenagh Pugh, Tony Conran, Philip Gross, and Tony Curtis, essays by Wynn Thomas, Tony Brown, Jane Aaron, and Gavin Edwards, art history by Peter Lord. The 30 orginal contributions are thematically organized: I. Earth and Words, II.
Roman Waterfront Development at 12 Arthur Street, City of London Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 78
ISBN: 9781901992625
Pub Date: 12 Dec 2007
Series: MoLAS Archaeology Studies Series
Description:
Archaeological excavations at 12 Arthur Street in 2001-2 produced new evidence for the Roman riverfront development which constitutes an important addition to our knowledge of Roman London's foreshore, its waterfront, quays and buildings. This study brings to light new evidence for the Claudian waterfront and construction of the terracing along the natural slope of the riverbank. Post-Boudican and Hadrianic developments included the construction of two, more solid, timber quays built in c.
The London Guildhall Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 536
ISBN: 9781901992724
Pub Date: 12 Dec 2007
Series: MoLAS Monograph
Description:
The Guildhall has been the centre of the local government of the City of London since the 12th century. Major archaeological excavations took place between 1985 and 1999, and evidence from these is combined with historical and architectural analysis to create an integrated history of the Guildhall. Beginning with the first hall of the 12th century, the book describes later halls and precinct buildings from the 14th to the 20th centuries.
Yorkshire Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 446
ISBN: 9780955767906
Pub Date: 12 Dec 2007
Imprint: Guy Points
Illustrations: with illus.
Description:
This Gazetteer aims to be a comprehensive guide to places, artefacts and material in Yorkshire of Anglo-Saxon and Viking interest - AD400-1100. A glossary of terms and advice about access to churches and museums is included.PART 1 provides background material with illustrations about the Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, the Early Church, church building styles and architecture, plans and features of Anglo-Saxon churches, crossheads, cross-shafts, grave covers and grave markers.
Post-Medieval Landscapes Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781905119196
Pub Date: 07 Dec 2007
Imprint: Windgather Press
Illustrations: 70 illus
Description:
The formation of the landscape archaeological record is primarily a product of the post-medieval period' (Tom Williamson). This book reflects some of the most recent work in landscape studies of the period since 1500. It builds upon ideas and techniques pioneered by Hoskins in fields such as Anglo-Saxon topography and vernacular architecture, and also demonstrates how scholars are developing the subject conceptually, to examine landscapes as cultural artefacts, perceived differently by different groups within society.
Clarendon Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781905119103
Pub Date: 01 Dec 2007
Imprint: Windgather Press
Illustrations: col and b/w illus
Description:
Extensively illustrated with colour and black and white images, this book tells Clarendon's story, from the Neolithic through to the present day. It focuses in particular on the palace and deer park's medieval heyday. Soon after the Norman conquest, Clarendon in Wiltshire became the country retreat of the kings and queens of England.
William Morris's Kelmscott Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 221
ISBN: 9781905119141
Pub Date: 01 Dec 2007
Imprint: Windgather Press
Illustrations: col and b/w illus
Description:
Kelmscott Manor is forever linked with the name of William Morris, pioneer conservationist and utopian socialist, designer and father of the Arts and Crafts tradition. The manor played a crucial role in shaping his thought: at the climactic moment of his futuristic novel, News from Nowhere, Morris lifts the latch of the Manor's garden gate and finds his personal holy grail. Morris was drawn by the organic relationship between Kelmscott and its landscape: the linkage of stone walls and roof tiles to the geology and the soil, and the honest toil of the people to the agricultural cycle.
Development on Roman London's Western Hill Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 132
ISBN: 9781901992663
Pub Date: 30 Oct 2007
Series: MoLAS Monograph
Illustrations: 116 illus, 28 tabs
Description:
Redevelopment of Paternoster Square in 2000-2001 provided the opportunity to reassess 1960s work at the site and review Roman activity on the western hill, south of the main east-west road from London to Silchester. Natural stream channels recorded at Paternoster and nearby sites drained south-westwards towards the Fleet river, rather than to the Thames as had been previously thought. The earliest Roman activity was associated with the c.