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H 290 x W 205 mm

362 pages

205 figures, 91 tables (colour throughout)

Published Jun 2021

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781789699364

Digital: 9781789699371

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Medieval; Northampton; Quarry; Ironstone; Excavations; British Archaeology

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Living Opposite to the Hospital of St John: Excavations in Medieval Northampton 2014

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This volume presents the results of archaeological investigations undertaken at a building site in Northampton in 2014. The location was of interest as it lay opposite the former medieval hospital of St. John, which influenced the development of this area of the town.



List of illustrations ;
List of tables ;
Contributors ;
Acknowledgements ;
Summary ;
Chapter 1: Introduction ;
Chapter 2: The archaeological evidence ;
Chapter 3: Finds reports ;
Chapter 4: Faunal and environmental evidence ;
Chapter 5: Discussion ;


'This very well-produced and highly informative volume reports chiefly on medieval deposits and sequences excavated in Northampton’s southern intramural zone, close to the Hospital and chapel of St John founded c 1140 and south of the Norman town’s central All Saints market. Prominent findings relate to quarrying for ironstone in the 12th century – to supply both city walls and hospital – plus industrial units, notably a bone- and ivory-carving workshop and a maltster’s complex.' – Neil Christie (2022): Medieval Archaeology, 66/2