Reassessing the relationship between Early Saxon activity and parish boundaries

Cox, Tom ORCID: (2023) Reassessing the relationship between Early Saxon activity and parish boundaries. Landscapes, 23 (2). pp. 123-139. ISSN 1466-2035

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The relationship between sites of Early-Anglo-Saxon activity and territorial boundaries, once much-debated, has been subject to little direct exploration in recent years despite its significance for landscape history. This article examines this important relationship using data from the Suffolk Historic Environment Record and the Portable Antiquities Scheme. It is suggested that the association between deserted settlement sites and parish boundaries has a much longer pedigree than is often suggested, persisting through the Norman Conquest and beyond. It is argued the origins of this relationship can be usefully understood in terms of territorial reorganisation following settlement abandonment.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: anglo-saxon settlement,domesday vills,parish boundaries,portable antiquities scheme,settlement desertion,archaeology,geography, planning and development,history,archaeology,nature and landscape conservation ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1200/1204
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of History
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2023 13:32
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2023 13:30
DOI: 10.1080/14662035.2022.2212478


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