Villages Study Group

Villages Study Group

Castles and Church Towers


The Medieval Studies Forum has arranged a meeting at the Leatherhead Institute on the topic of 'Castles and Church Towers'. Full details have been sent to members. Speakers include Michael Shapland and Terry Carlysle plus a number of Forum members. The day will also include a presentation by Jo Richards on the recently completed Villages Study Project looking at Esher.

The full programme for the day is attached. The cost is £9 per person, payable on the day. All are welcome. Please register your interest with Brian Creese (contact details on the attached programme).

Medieval Studies Forum - Moated Sites and Churches in the Landscape


A full day meeting of the Medieval Studies Forum and Villages Study Group, featuring presentations on various aspects of "Moated Sites" in the mornng and "Churches in the Landscape" in the afternoon. See programme attached for full details and the 'invitation' to offer displays, which gives further background to the two seminars. The programme of presentations is now full but further tabletop displays would be very welcome, whether large or small.

VSG Spring Meeting

Villages Study Group Spring Meeting

20th April 2013
10am to 3.30pm

Capel Village Memorial Hall

Speakers include:

Professor Peter Edwards on 'The influence of geography and geology on farming practices in post restoration Surrey'

Dr. David Stone on 'Manorial records and the development of late medieval settlements: case study Esher'

Alex Egginton on 'The Surrey Historic Environment Record as a tool for research'.

Please see attached programme for more information and booking details.


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