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Saffron Walden: excavations and research 1972-80

S R Bassett

CBA Research Report No 45 (1982)

Chelmsford Archaeological Trust: Report 1

ISBN 0 906780 15 2


Abstract

Title page of report 45

The origins and early development of Saffron Walden from prehistoric to medieval times are considered in the light of recent archaeological and historical research.

Contents

  • Title pages
  • Contents (p v)
  • Summary (p x)
  • Section1: The origins and early growth of saffron Walden and its district (pp 1-27)
  • 1.1 Introduction (p 1)
    • 1.2 The prehistoric and Romano-British background by S R Bassett and P J Drury (pp 1-9)
    • 1.3 Walden in the sub-Roman/Migration period (pp 9-13)
    • 1.4 Walden in the later Anglo-Saxon period (pp 13-15)
    • 1.5 Walden in the later 11th and 12th centuries (p 15)
    • 1.6 Walden in the 13th century (pp 15-27)
  • Section 2: The excavation on prehistoric and Romano-British sites (pp 27-48)
    • 2.1 Excavations at Elm Grove (pp 27-35)
    • 2.2 Elm Grove: the periglacial features by S Limbrey (p 35)
    • 2.3 The flintwork by E Healey, with a contribution by A Clydesdale (pp 35-45)
    • 2.4 Prehistoric and Roman material other than flint by P J Drury (pp 45-48)
    • 2.5 The lead-glazed bowl by P Arthur (p 48)
  • Section 3: The ecavations on medieval sites (pp 48-80)
    • 3.1 Castle Meadows (pp 48-61)
    • 3.2 Castle Hill House (pp 61-64)
    • 3.3 Barnard's Yard (pp 64-66)
    • 3.4 Observations: site at the junction of High Street and Abbey Lane by M R Eddy (pp 66-67)
    • 3.5 The 'Rose and Crown' Hotel site (pp 67-71)
    • 3.6 The Cinema-Maltings site (pp 71-74)
    • 3.7 The Gold Street Maltings site (p 74)
    • 3.8 Elm Grove, medieval and later features (pp 74-79)
    • 3.9 The 1959 section across the magnum fossatum: a reconsideration (pp 79-80)
  • Section 4: The medieval finds (pp 80-87)
  • 4.1 The medieval pottery by C M Cunningham, with a contribution by J S F Walker (pp 80-85)
    • 4.2 Evidence of industrial activity from 1876 excavations by J Bayley and L Bick (pp 85-86)
    • 4.3 The bronze binding strip from Saffron Walden by P J Drury (pp 86-87)
    • 4.4 The faunal remains by R M Luff (p 87)
  • Section 5: Excavations in Abbey Lane by M R Petchey (pp 87-94)
  • Section 6: Walden Abbey into Audley End by P J Drury (pp 94-106)
  • Section 7: Appendices (pp 106-107)
  • 7.1 Entries relating to Walden and Manhall in DBii and a note on Manhall (p 106)
    • 7.2 Notes on some medieval roads in Walden Parish (pp 106-107)
    • 7.3 Lotegoryshale (p 107)
    • 7.4 Evidence of masonary structures, presumed to be medieval, in Walden (pp 107-108)
  • Acknowledgements (p 108)
  • Notes (pp 108-115)
  • Bibliography (p 116)
  • Primary sources (published) (p 116)
  • Primary sources (unpublished) (p 116)
  • Secondary sources (p 116)
  • Plates

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