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Published Nov 2023

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Medieval; Landscape Archaeology; Settlement

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Medieval Settlement Research 38

Medieval Settlement Research No. 38, 2023

The Journal of the Medieval Settlement Research Group

Edited by Mark McKerracher


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The journal of the Medieval Settlement Research Group (MSRG), a long-established, widely recognised and open multi-disciplinary research group that facilitates collaboration between archaeologists, geographers, historians and other interested parties.






Horndon-on-the-Hill, Essex: a morphological analysis of the Late Saxon and medieval settlement – Daniel Secker


John Hurst Memorial Prize essay

Christian Colonisation of the Urban Space of Sagunt, Valencian Country (1238–1350) – Alexandre Mateu



The Material Experiences of ‘Peasant’ Life in Medieval Britain and Ireland (c. 1200–1500) – Ben Jervis and Karen Dempsey

New Discoveries at Yeavering, Northumberland – Roger Miket, Sarah Semple, Tudor Skinner and Brian Buchanan

Preliminary report of palaeoenvironmental investigations at Under Whitle, Sheen, Staffordshire – Ian Parker Heath and Tudur Davies

Test pit excavation within currently occupied rural settlements in the Czech Republic, Netherlands, Poland and United Kingdom – Results of the CARE project in 2022/23 – Carenza Lewis, Pavel Vařeka, Heleen van Londen, Johan Verspay, Arkadiusz Marciniak, Kornelia Kajda and Dawid Kobiałka


Book Reviews Edited by Neil Christie

Juan Antonio Quirós Castillo (ed.), Archaeology and History of Peasantries 2. Themes, Approaches and Debates. (Documentos de Arqueología Medieval, 16). (Susan Kilby)

Stephen Mileson and Stuart Brookes, Peasant Perceptions of Landscape. Ewelme Hundred, South Oxfordshire, 5001650. (David Stone)

Christopher Dyer, Peasants Making History. Living in an English Region 1200–1540. (Paul Stamper)

Tomás Ó Carragáin, Churches in the Irish Landscape AD 4001100. (Thomas Pickles)

Johanna Dale (ed.), St Peter-on-the-Wall: Landscape and Heritage on the Essex Coast. (Neil Christie)

Simon Keith, Surveying the Domesday Book. (Helen Fenwick)

Naomi Field, A Vanishing Landscape. Archaeological Investigations at Blakeney Eye, Norfolk. (Gareth Davies)

Edward Martin, Great Bricett Manor and Priory. Lords, Saints and Canons in a Suffolk Landscape. (Neil Christie)

Nicholas Palmer and Jonathan Parkhouse, Burton Dassett Southend, Warwickshire. A Medieval Market Village. (The Society for Medieval Archaeology Monograph 44). (Andrew Rogerson)

Simon Townley (ed.), The Victoria History of the County of Oxford: Volume XX. The South Oxfordshire Chilterns: Cavesham, Goring and Area. (Katharine Keats Rohan)

Robert Arkell, A History of Rowley-Wittenham. Deserted Medieval Village and Lost Parish. (Bradford-on-Avon Museum Monographs No 6). (Andrew Rogerson)


MSRG Bibliography 2019–2021 Compiled by Christopher Dyer


Membership Changes 2022


Annual Report of the Trustees for 2023


MSRG Financial Statement

About the Author

Mark McKerracher is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the School of Archaeology at the University of Oxford, where he completed his DPhil – studying Mid Saxon agriculture – in 2014. After working in museum archiving, software development and freelance archaeobotany, he is currently researching medieval farming practices as part of the ERC-funded Feeding Anglo- Saxon England project (FeedSax). His interests include archaeobotany, database development, agricultural production and Anglo-Saxon archaeology.