SHERF 2021 - Archaeology of the Church: Perspectives from Recent Work in the South-East

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Saturday, 27 November, 2021 - 10:00 to 16:00

This year's annual Surrey Historic Environment Research Framework will be held jointly with the Council for British Archaeology South-East annual conference and themed around the subject of church archaeology. The event will be a one-day virtual conference held online, via Zoom video conferencing.


 **please note that Gabor Thomas is unfortunately now not available to give the originally scheduled talk on Lyminge - we apologise for this, and have noted changes in the schedule below **

Conference Programme

9.30 Meeting link will open

10.00 Chair: Anne Sassin 

10.05 Michael Shapland (Archaeology South-East): Chichester Cathedral: a deep-time perspective **

10.40 Alistair Douglas (Pre-Construct Archaeology): The Story of Bermondsey Abbey from Saxon Minster to the Dissolution

11.15 Coffee/Tea

11.30 Natalie Cohen (National Trust): ‘England in Stone’: Archaeology at Canterbury Cathedral

12.05 James Wright (Triskele Heritage): “Arrow Stones” in Churches – Mediaeval Archers, Casual Graffiti or Ritual Medicine? ** 

12.40 Lunch

13.40 Chair: Natalie Cohen

13.40 Andrew Richardson (Isle Heritage CIC), Ellie Williams and Lesley Hardy (Canterbury Christ Church University): Eanswythe Found

14.15 Jo Seaman (Heritage Eastbourne): Carved Revelations: how a graffiti survey changed the story at Eastbourne

14.50 Coffee/Tea

15.05 Rob Briggs (Surrey County Council): The tomb monument of Sir Thomas Cawarden in St Mary the Virgin’s church, Bletchingley

15.45 Closing comments and Q&A

16.00 Close

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Please note that the members fee is applicable to both SyAS and CBA-SE members.

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