Medieval Studies Forum - Study Day - Chertsey Abbey

Saturday, 25 February, 2023 - 10:00 to 15:30

On Saturday 25th February a Study Day will be held at Chertsey Museum which will consider various aspects of Chertsey Abbey, its estates and the impact it had on local communities. Speakers include members of the Forum, Robert Briggs and Dr David Taylor plus Dr Mark Forrest of the Victoria County History, Wiltshire and Glouscestershire and Dr Euan Roger of The National Archives. In addition there will be a video tour by Professor Amanda Luyster of the exhibition "Bringing the Holy Land Home" " being hosted in USA and a talk by Emma Warren on the Chertsey tiles on display in Chertsey Museum.

There is one space left on the study day. Once this has been taken a reserve list will be started.  If you would like your name added to the waiting list please email Hannah Jeffery on          

The programme is attached below as a pdf file.

Tickets cost £10. Payment can be made through PayPal on the website or by cheque, which can be sent to to Surrey Archaeological Society's office at the address indicated. 


10.00 Registration and coffee/tea

10.30 Welcome (Rob Briggs, SyAS Medieval Studies Forum/Surrey Historic Environment Record) followed by “Chertsey Abbey 1362 Re-imagined”, a video reconstruction of Chertsey Abbey

10.40 “Chertsey minster and its lands: old charters, new perspectives” - Rob Briggs

11.20 “So much national magnificence and national history: Chertsey Abbey in the late Medieval period” - Dr Euan Roger (The National Archives)

12.10 A video tour of “Bringing the Holy Land Home: an exhibition about the Chertsey Tiles in Worcester, Massachusetts ” - Prof Amanda Luyster (College of the Holy Cross)

12.30 “Chertsey Abbey tiles and how they were made” - Emma Warren (Chertsey Museum)

12.40 Lunch (with some Chertsey Abbey tiles on display)

13.40 "Tenants and tenancies: customary land on the estates of Chertsey Abbey after the Black Death" - Dr Mark Forrest (Victoria County History, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire)

14.30 “Cobham: a Chertsey Estate” - Dr David Taylor (SyAS Medieval Studies Forum)

15.10 Discussion and closing remarks

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Chertsey Museum
33 Windsor Street
KT16 8AT