BookA major conservation programme took place between 1998 and 2003 on one of Europe’s greatest medieval painted wooden ceilings. Investigation and analysis were an integral part of this conservation work in the former Benedictine abbey church of Peterborough. The knowledge gained and the discoveries made during that time, as well...
Hall, Jackie ; Wright, Susan M.
BookThe City Bunhill burial ground on Golden Lane, London, was in use between 1833 and 1853, and archaeological investigations here recovered 248 burials. Burial practice, the use of space and the burial population itself are examined, supported by information from the burial registers and contemporary sources. Osteological analysis proved a...
Connell, Brian ; Miles, Adrian
BookThis report presents an overview of Roman urban development in London south of the Thames. The establishment of the Roman bridge and the first approach roads and landing places made Southwark an ideal location for the development of facilities for the trans-shipment of goods between land and river. A wide...
Cowan, Carrie ; Seeley, Fiona ; Wardle, Angela ; Westman, Andrew
The evolution and exploitation of the Avon flood plain at Bath and the development of the southern suburb: Excavations at Southgate, Bath 2006-9The SouthGate site lies between the River Avon and the southern defences of Roman and later Bath. This volume describes the evolution of the local Avon flood plain from the Pleistocene to the 20th century. Highlights include a large Early and Late Mesolithic lithic assemblage, Anglo-Saxon extramural activity, the Norman...
Barber, Bruno ; Halsey, Craig ; Lewcun, Marek ; Phillpotts, Christopher
BookThis internationally important, late 6th-century AD princely burial was discovered in 2003 at Prittlewell, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, within an existing early Anglo-Saxon cemetery. Detailed research, scientific analyses and investigative conservation since have produced exciting new information, enabling the reconstruction of the large wooden chamber grave and the coffin of a man...
Blackmore, Lyn ; Blair, Ian ; Hirst, Sue ; Scull, Christopher
BookThis book, specially commissioned by Northamptonshire County Council (and written, designed and photographed by MOLA, with a Foreword by Tony Ciaburro of NCC), celebrates the rich diversity of the county’s historic bridges, specifically the 104 Listed by Historic England. There are many more within the county but these may be...
BookFor over a hundred years people searched for the Roman amphitheatre of London. Finally, in 1988, during a dig at the City’s medieval Guildhall, the astonishing discovery was made. A curving stone wall around the arena and timber beams for the seating tiers confirmed that the gladiators’ place of spectacle...
St Pancras Burial Ground: excavations for St Pancras International, the London terminus of High Speed 1, 2002-3St Pancras Churchyard was extended several times in the post-medieval period, culminating in the creation of the ‘New Burying Ground’ in 1792, with the last burial occurring in 1854. This study focuses on the southernmost ‘Third Ground’, where 1383 burials were recorded archaeologically. Analysis included reconstruction of coffin stack sequences...
Emery, Phil ; Wooldridge, Keven
BookBermondsey Priory was founded on the south bank of the Thames, across the river from the White Tower, in the 1080s. Bermondsey became a centre of pilgrimage and in 1399 the priory’s status was raised to that of an abbey, before its transformation in the 16th century into a courtier’s...
Dyson, Tony ; Samuel, Mark ; Steele, Alison ; Wright, Susan M.
BookThis new, full colour booklet summarises the history of the priory, using documentary and archaeological evidence, and the surviving remains, and includes the results of the latest research on the site. The Augustinian priory of Merton was founded in the early 12th century and the first stone church was established...