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Goltho: the development of an early medieval manor c. 850–1150. By G. Beresford

Goltho: the development of an early medieval manor c. 850–1150. By G. Beresford REVIEWS 627 GOLTHO: THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN EARLY MEDIEVAL MANOR C. 85o-II50. By G. BERESFORD. Pp. 218, Figs. 169. English Heritage Archaeological Report no. 4, London, 1987. Price: £20.00. Goltho moated site and settlement lay in the central clay vale, a part of Lincolnshire which, even by regional standards, has suffered great archaeological damage since 1950. Losses of earthwork sites in of the country have been frightening. Indeed of the four sites discussed in the Goltho Manor this part site report, both Bullington Priory and the site adjacent to Goltho Hall have been largely destroyed by ploughing and of course Goltho itself was levelled in stages between 1966 and 1975. Only the enigmatic site in Cocklode Wood now survives. All the more important, then, that when a site in this area is examined archaeologically the work is done expeditiously, and the results are explained in their local and national context for they stand in for so much lost information. The excavations at Goltho were certainly expeditious, particularly considering the problems posed by heavy clay sites in a wet summer. The excellent photographs (including the cover picture) in the Manor report show with what military precision this large area excavation http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archaeological Journal Taylor & Francis

Goltho: the development of an early medieval manor c. 850–1150. By G. Beresford

Archaeological Journal , Volume 146 (1): 3 – Jan 1, 1989

Goltho: the development of an early medieval manor c. 850–1150. By G. Beresford

Archaeological Journal , Volume 146 (1): 3 – Jan 1, 1989

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REVIEWS 627 GOLTHO: THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN EARLY MEDIEVAL MANOR C. 85o-II50. By G. BERESFORD. Pp. 218, Figs. 169. English Heritage Archaeological Report no. 4, London, 1987. Price: £20.00. Goltho moated site and settlement lay in the central clay vale, a part of Lincolnshire which, even by regional standards, has suffered great archaeological damage since 1950. Losses of earthwork sites in of the country have been frightening. Indeed of the four sites discussed in the Goltho Manor this part site report, both Bullington Priory and the site adjacent to Goltho Hall have been largely destroyed by ploughing and of course Goltho itself was levelled in stages between 1966 and 1975. Only the enigmatic site in Cocklode Wood now survives. All the more important, then, that when a site in this area is examined archaeologically the work is done expeditiously, and the results are explained in their local and national context for they stand in for so much lost information. The excavations at Goltho were certainly expeditious, particularly considering the problems posed by heavy clay sites in a wet summer. The excellent photographs (including the cover picture) in the Manor report show with what military precision this large area excavation

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Taylor & Francis
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© 1989 Taylor and Francis Group, LLC
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2373-2288
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0066-5983
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10.1080/00665983.1989.11021337
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REVIEWS 627 GOLTHO: THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN EARLY MEDIEVAL MANOR C. 85o-II50. By G. BERESFORD. Pp. 218, Figs. 169. English Heritage Archaeological Report no. 4, London, 1987. Price: £20.00. Goltho moated site and settlement lay in the central clay vale, a part of Lincolnshire which, even by regional standards, has suffered great archaeological damage since 1950. Losses of earthwork sites in of the country have been frightening. Indeed of the four sites discussed in the Goltho Manor this part site report, both Bullington Priory and the site adjacent to Goltho Hall have been largely destroyed by ploughing and of course Goltho itself was levelled in stages between 1966 and 1975. Only the enigmatic site in Cocklode Wood now survives. All the more important, then, that when a site in this area is examined archaeologically the work is done expeditiously, and the results are explained in their local and national context for they stand in for so much lost information. The excavations at Goltho were certainly expeditious, particularly considering the problems posed by heavy clay sites in a wet summer. The excellent photographs (including the cover picture) in the Manor report show with what military precision this large area excavation

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Published: Jan 1, 1989

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