Medieval Studies Forum

Medieval Studies Forum Meeting - Medieval Industries


A meeting on the topic of Medieval Industries will take place at The Octagon in Godalming. Speakers will inlcude Dr David Dungworth from Historic England, Doug Irvine and Ian West. Further details will be circulated to members of the Forum and posted on the website in due course.

The meeting will also include the AGM of the Medieval Studies Forum.

Farnham Park Survey 1998

In 1997 Waverley Borough Council, the landowner, commissioned a preliminary survey into the historical and archaeological background of the land that forms the New or Little Park (now Farnham Park), just to the north east of the town of Farnham, in Surrey. The Park, which is a public open space, has been the site of a number of finds of important antiquities in recent years.

Medieval Studies Forum - Members' Day: Research - A way forward


A meeting of the Forum will take place in the Abraham Dixon Hall at the Leatherhead Institute. The morning programme includes a variety of speakers on topics related to research and fieldwork, which it is hoped members will find helpful in taking forward their projects. The afternoon is devoted to short presentations by members of the Forum on their particular research interests before a general discussion on what the Forum can offer in the future to assist members.

Details are on the attached programme.

A probable medieval ironworking site at Lower Mousehill Lane, Milford, Surrey 2014

The attached report by David Graham, with contributions by Phil Jones and Hugh Turrall-Clarke refers to a probable medieval iron working site in the garden of Coldharbour Cottage, Lower Moushill Lane, Milford in Surrey - NGR SU93892 42360. Finds made while gardening and during a subsequent limited archaeological investigation produced evidence of a medieval iron working site in the grounds of Coldharbour Cottage, Milford.

Finding Farnham Community Archaeology Project 2014-15

'Finding Farnham' is a Heritage Lottery Funded test-pitting community dig established in 2014 in Farnham, Surrey (NGR SU 8447). Led by the Museum of Farnham and local archaeologists Anne Sassin and David Graham of the Surrey Archaeological Society, the project finished its first two seasons with 35 one metre squared test pits dug throughout the town centre in the month of July, incorporating over 500 participants in total.

Pilgrims and Pilgrimage


This is the first time the important and multi faceted topic of Pilgrims and Pilgrimage has featured at a Medieval Studies Forum meeting. Two exciting external speakers will attend the meeting and be discussing pilgirmage from their perspectives: Martin Locker from UCL will be giving a presentation based on his research that set out to explore the link between the landscape and the pilgrim in Medieval Britain while John Jenkins from the University of York will discuss the experience of pilgrimage in relationship to English cathedrals that has arisen from the University's project.


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