Medieval Landscape workshop

Saturday, 14 March, 2020 - 10:00 to 15:30

As part of the Sustainable Impact project, the Medieval Studies Forum are organising a study day for Saturday 14 March at Surrey History Centre which will centre around the medieval landscape and some of the less obvious and more specialist forms of research, including the use of primary documentary sources, name studies and non-settlement based landscape archaeology.

The programme for the day will include a number of informative talks:

10:00    Intro

10:10    Dr Mark Forrest, Dorset Record Society 'Using manorial documents for local history research'

11:00     Tea/coffee

11:20     Dr Rebecca Gregory, University of Nottingham ‘Names as artefacts: learning the language of the landscape’

12:05    Dr Judie English, SyAS ‘Prehistoric and Late Saxon / Early Medieval transhumance in the Low Weald: landscape archaeology, placenames and regressive map analysis’

12:30    Questions

12:40    Lunch and opportunity to view maps in search room

13.45    Workshop 

14.30    Jo Richards, SyAS ‘Finding Claygate Court’

14:50    Rob Briggs, SCC/SyAS ‘Two Woodings and a Furzen Field: perceiving past landscapes in Puttenham parish using field-name and place-name evidence'

15.20    Questions

15.30    Close

There will also be a map-based workshop in the afternoon and opportunity to view original maps, manorial records and title deeds that are held by SHC. 

Tea and coffee will be provided, but please make your own arrangements for lunch. As this workshop is part of the National Lottery Heritage Fund project, there will no charge for the day. However, as numbers will be strictly limited, we ask that those who book a spot commit to attending, and if they cannot for any reason, give as early notice as possible so that someone on the waiting list can be offered a place.

To register your interest, please contact

Postal Address: 
Surrey History Centre
130 Goldsworth Road
GU21 6ND