ASPNS Bibliography 4: Types of Habitat


4. Types of Habitat
(For plants in general, habitat unspecified, see Bibliography 3. For types of plant and specific plants, see Bibliography 5. See also Bibliographies 8: Environmental History, 9: Landscape History, and 11: Place-Names).

4.1 Forests and Woodland
(See also Section 5.9: Trees and Shrubs)

4.1.1 General Works

Berryman, R.D., Use of the Woodlands in the Late Anglo-Saxon Period (Oxford, 1998)
Beswick, Pauline and I.D. Rotherham, ed., Ancient Woodlands: their Archaeology and Ecology - a Coincidence of Interest (Sheffield, 1993)
Dyer, Christopher, 'Medieval Forests and Woodland: Settlement and Society', Medieval Settlement Research Group Annual Report 4 (1989)
Edlin, H.L., Trees, Woods and Man, third edition (1970)
Goodburn, D.M., 'Trees Underground: New Insights into Trees and Woodmanship in South-East England c. A.D. 800-1300', Botanical Journal of Scotland 46.4 (1994), 658-62
Hill, M.J., 'Conference Report: Ancient Woodlands and their Archaeology and Ecology: a Coincidence of Interest', Circaea 9 (1992 for 1991), 50-1
Hooke, Della, 'Medieval Forests and Parks in Southern and Central England', European Woods and Forests, edited by C. Watkins (Oxford, 1998)
Hooke, Della, 'Pre-Conquest Woodland: its Distribution and Usage', Agricultural History Review 37 (1989), 113-29
Huggins, Rhona M., 'The Significance of the Place-Name Wealdham', Medieval Archaeology 19 (1975), 198-201
Johansson, C., Old English Place-Names Containing 'leah' (Stockholm, 1975)
Kirby, D.P., 'The Old English Forest: its Natural Flora and Fauna', Anglo-Saxon Settlement and Landscape, edited by Trevor Rowley (Oxford, 1974), 120-30
Marren, Peter, Woodland Heritage (Newton Abbot, 1990)
O'Sullivan, A., 'Trees, Woodland and Woodmanship in Early Mediaeval Ireland', Botanical Journal of Scotland 46.4 (1994), 674-81
Rackham, Oliver, Ancient Woodland: its History, Vegetation and Uses in England (London, 1980)
Rackham, Oliver, 'Trees and Woodland in Anglo-Saxon England: the Documentary Evidence', Environment and Economy in Anglo-Saxon England: a Review of Recent Work on the Environmental Archaeology of Rural and Urban Anglo-Saxon Settlements in England, edited by James Rackham (London, 1994), 7-11
Rackham, Oliver, Trees and Woodland in the British Landscape: the Complete History of Britain's Trees, Woods and Hedgerows, revised edition (London, 1990)
Rackham, Oliver, 'Woodmanship', Botanical Journal of Scotland 46.4 (1994), 651-7
Tyers, Ian et al., 'Trees and Woodland in the Saxon Period: the Dendrochronological Evidence', Environment and Economy in Anglo-Saxon England: a Review of Recent Work on the Environmental Archaeology of Rural and Urban Anglo-Saxon Settlements in England, edited by James Rackham (London, 1994), 12-22
Whitlock, Ralph, Historic Forests of England (Bradford-on-Avon, 1979)
Wickham, Chris, 'European Forests in the Early Middle Ages: Landscape and Land Clearance', Settimane di studio del Centro Italiano di Studi sul'Alto Medioevo (Spoleto) 37 (1990), 479-545 [includes England]

4.1.2 Specific Forests and Woodlands

4.1.2.1 Æt Bearuwe

Everson, Paul, 'The Pre-Conquest Estate of Æt Bearuwe in Lindsey', Studies in Late Anglo-Saxon Settlement, edited by Margaret L. Faull (Oxford, 1984)
Everson, Paul and G.C. Knowles, 'The Anglo-Saxon Bounds of Æt Bearuwe', Journal of the English Place-Name Society 25 (1992-3), 19-37

4.1.2.2 Bere Forest

Pile, John, 'Aspects of the Forest of Bere from the Late Iron Age to the Middle Ages', Proceedings of the Hampshire Field Club 45 (1989), 113-9

4.1.2.3 Cotswold Woodland

Hooke, Della, 'Early Cotswold Woodland', Journal of Historical Geography 4 (1978), 333-41

4.1.2.4 Devon Woodland

Pugsley, A.G., 'The Leahs of Devon', Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries 34 (1981), 313-19

4.1.2.5 Inglewood Forest

Higham, Nick, 'The Origins of Inglewood Forest', Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society 86 (1986), 85-100

4.1.2.6 Rockingham Forest

Bellamy, Burl, 'Anglo-Saxon Dispersed Sites and Woodland at Geddington in the Rockingham Forest, Northamptonshire, Landscape History 16 (1994), 31-7

4.1.2.7 Somerset Woodland

Rackham, Oliver, 'Woods, Hedges and Forests', Aspects of the Mediaeval Landscape of Somerset, edited by Michael Aston (1988), 13-30

4.1.2.8 Warwickshire Woodland

Wager, Sarah J., Woods, Wolds and Groves: the Woodland of Medieval Warwickshire (Oxford, 1998)

4.1.2.9 The Weald

Roberts, Geoffrey, Woodlands of Kent (Ashford, 1999)
Witney, K.P., The Jutish Forest: a Study of the Weald of Kent from 450 to 1380 A.D. (London, 1976)
Witney, K.P., 'The Woodland Economy of Kent, 1066-1348', Agricultural History Review 38 (1990), 20-39

4.1.2.10 Woodchester

Cox, Christopher, 'The Woodlands of Woodchester - the Charters Reconsidered', Transactions of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeology Society 110 (1992), 61-76

4.1.2.11 Wychwood

Schumer, Beryl, The Evolution of Wychwood to 1400: Pioneers, Frontiers and Forests (Leicester, 1984)

4.1.2.12 York

Hill, M.J., 'Insect Assemblages as Evidence for Past Woodlands around York', Urban-Rural Connexions: Perspectives from Environmental Archaeology, edited by A.R. Hall and H.K. Kenward (Oxford, 1994), 45-54


4.2 Hedges

4.2.1 General Works

Fowler, P.J., 'Hedged About with Doubt', Bristol Archaeological Research Group Bulletin 5 (1974), 35-9
Harvey, John H., 'Hedges and Local History', Local History 11 (1974), 80-1 and 235-6
Hooper, M.D. et al., Hedges and Local History (London, 1971)
Muir, R. and N. Muir, Hedgerows: their History and Wildlife (London, 1987)
Pollard, E., M.D. Hooper and N.W. Moore, Hedges (London, 1974)
Rackham, Oliver, Trees and Woodland in the British Landscape: the Complete History of Britain's Trees, Woods and Hedgerows, revised edition (London, 1993)
Rackham, Oliver, 'Woods, Hedges and Forests', Aspects of the Mediaeval Landscape of Somerset, edited by Michael Aston (1988), 13-30
Reece, Richard, 'Continuity on the Cotswolds: Some Problems of Ownership, Settlement and Hedge Survey Between Roman Britain and the Middle Ages', Landscape History 5 (1983), 11-19


4.3 Marshes and Freshwater Wetlands

4.3.1 Journals

Fenland Research (1983-)
NewsWARP: Newsletter of the Wetland Archaeological Research Project (1986-)

4.3.2 General Works

Casper, S.J. and H-D. Krausch, Süsswasserflora von Mitteleuropa, 2 vols (Stuttgart, 1980-81)
Cook, Hadrian and Tom Williamson, Water Management in the English Landscape: Field, Marsh and Meadow (Edinburgh, 1999)
Haslam, S.M., River Plants of Western Europe: the Macrophytic Vegetation of Watercourses of the European Economic Community (Cambridge, 1987)
Murphy, P. and C. French, ed., The Exploitation of Wetlands (Oxford?, 1988)
Preston, C.D., Pondweeds of Great Britain and Ireland (London, 1995)
Rowley, Trevor, The Evolution of the Marshland Landscapes (Oxford, 1981)

4.3.3 Specific Marsh and Freshwater Areas

4.3.3.1 The Fens

Courtney, Paul, 'The Early Saxon Fenland: a Reconsideration', Anglo-Saxon Studies in Archaeology and History 2 (Oxford, 1981), 91-102
Hall, David, 'The Changing Landscape of the Cambridgeshire Silt Fens', Landscape History 3 (1981), 37-49
Hall, David, The Fenland Project, Number 2: Fenland Landscapes and Settlement Between Peterborough and March (Gressenhall?, 1987)
Hall, David, The Fenland Project, Number 6: the South-Western Cambridgeshire Fenlands (Gressenhall?, 1992)
Hall, David, The Fenland Project, Number 10: Cambridgeshire Survey, the Isle of Ely and Wisbech (Cambridge, 1996)
Hayes, Peter P., 'The Fenland Project: the Northern Area', Looking at the Land: Archaeological Landscapes in Eastern England: a Conference at Jewry Wall Museum, Leicester, 6-7 October 1989, edited by M. Parker Pearson and R.T. Schadla-Hall (Leicester, 1994), 24-7
Hayes, Peter P. and T. Lane, 'The Fenland Survey, Lincolnshire: the Northern Fens (Wrangle)', Archaeology in Lincolnshire 4 (1988), 4-8
Hayes, Peter P. and T.W. Lane, The Fenland Project, Number 5: Lincolnshire Survey, the South-West Fens (Gressenhall?, 1992)
Lane, T. and P.P. Hayes, ed., Fenland Research 4: Fieldwork and Excavation in the Fens of Eastern England 1986-87 (Lincoln?, 1988?)
Silvester, R.J., The Fenland Project Number 3: Marshland and the Nar Valley, Norfolk (Gressenhall, 1988)
Silvester, R.J., The Fenland Project Number 4: the Wissey Embayment and the Fen Causeway, Norfolk (Gressenhall, 1991)
Simmons, B.B., 'Saxon Settlement of the Lincolnshire Fens', Medieval Village Research Group Annual Report 28 (1980), 28-30

4.3.3.2 Foulness

Smith, J.R., 'Foulness: a Unique Marshland Island?', Essex Journal 14.3 (1979/80), 2-6

4.3.3.3 Humber Wetlands

Van der Noort, Robert and Paul Davies, Wetland Heritage: an Archaeological Assessment of the Humber Wetlands (Kingston upon Hull, 1993)

4.3.3.4 Romney Marsh

Brooks, N.P., 'Romney Marsh in the Early Middle Ages', The Evolution of Marshland Landscapes, edited by R.T. Rowley (Oxford, 1981), 74-94

4.3.3.5 Vale of York

Van der Noort, Robert and S. Ellis, Wetland Heritage of the Vale of York (Kingston upon Hull, 1999)


4.4 Coasts and Shorelines

4.4.1 Reference Sources

Hayward, Peter, A. Nelson-Smith and Chris Shields, Collins Pocket Guide to the Sea Shore of Britain and Northern Europe (London, 1996)
Phillips, R., Coastal Wild Flowers: the Photographic Guide to Identify (London, 1987)


4.5 Moors

4.5.1 General Works

Everitt, A.M., 'River and Wold: Reflections on the Historical Origin of Regions and Pays', Journal of Historical Geography 3 (1977), 1-19

4.5.2 Specific Moors

4.5.2.1 Bodmin Moor

Johnson, Nicholas, et al., Bodmin Moor: an Archaeological Survey, Volume 1: the Human Landscape to c.1800 (London, 1994)

4.5.2.2 The Wolds

Everitt, A.M., 'The Wolds Once More', Journal of Historical Geography 5 (1979), 67-71


4.6 Roads and Settlements

4.6.1 Reference Sources

Phillips, R., Wild Flowers of Roadside and Waste Places: the Photographic Guide to Identify (London, 1987)

4.6.2 General Works

Hall, Allan R., 'Problems of Reconstructing Past Urban Floras and Vegetations', Archaeology and the Flora of the British Isles, edited by M. Jones (Oxford, 1988), 93-5
Pelteret, David A.E., 'The Roads of Anglo-Saxon England', Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine 79 (1984), 155-63



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