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In some areas of eastern England, ‘semi-regular grid systems’ of field boundaries have been claimed as Roman or earlier. This paper examines in detail an example in south Norfolk, and questions the hypothesis that the Venta to Londinium Roman road is an intrusion into a co-axial pattern of...
This paper seeks to explore how territorial structures address the continuing requirements and needs of the controlling elements of a society and how they mirror evolving principles of administration, taxation and exploitation. Early territories in Cornwall reflected relatively simple social...
The eight ecclesiastical parishes in west Essex known as the Rodings contained sixteen separate manors and other, minor holdings in 1086. They had been formed by the piecemeal fission of a single land-unit, arguably one which was the settlement area of an early Anglo-Saxon community whose name...
Planned nucleated settlement (often hand in hand with the creation of open fields) and subsequent settlement shift is a recognised common component in the complex development of the medieval landscape in much of central and southern England. This paper takes three examples of settlement over...
Several documentary references which imply the existence of medieval and later wood pasture in Upper Swaledale (North Yorkshire, UK) are complemented by various categories of evidence which make it possible to identify zones where wood pastures survived longest, on a township-by-township basis....
Walland Marsh, Kent, is the south-western half of the large coastal lowland known generally as Romney Marsh, in the south-eastern corner of England. Reclamation, which involved building embankments to enclose large blocks of land and organising the land drainage there, had begun by mid twelfth...
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