ASPNS Bibliography 9: Landscape History


9. Landscape History
(Intended for historical geography and some aspects of settlement history. For more localised environmental studies, including, but not restricted to plants, see Bibliography 8: Environmental History. See also Bibliography 4: Types of Habitat, and Bibliography 11: Place-Names).

9.1 Journals

Journal of Historical Geography (1975-)
Landscape History (1979-)




9.2 General Works
(See also Bibliography 4: Types of Habitat)

Aston, Michael, Interpreting the Landscape: Landscape Archaeology and Local Studies (London, 1985)
Aston, Michael and Trevor Rowley, Landscape Archaeology: an Introduction to Fieldwork Techniques on Post-Roman Landscapes (Newton Abbot, 1974)
Cook, Hadrian and Tom Williamson, Water Management in the English Landscape: Field, Marsh and Meadow (Edinburgh, 1999)
Dodgshon, R.A. and R.A. Butlin, ed., An Historical Geography of England and Wales, second edition (London, 1990)
Everson, Paul and Tom Williamson, ed., The Archaeology of Landscape (Manchester,1998)
Hoskins, W.G., The Making of the English Landscape, third edition (London, 1988)
Kellman, M.C., Plant Geography (London, 1975)
Muir, Richard, Approaches to Landscape (London, 1999)
Rackham, Oliver, The History of the Countryside (London, 1986)
Smith, C.T., An Historical Geography of Western Europe Before 1800 (1967)
Taylor, Christopher, 'The Making of the English Landscape - 25 Years On', Local Historian 14 (1980), 195-201
Taylor, Christopher, Village and Farmstead: a History of Rural Settlement in England (London, 1983)




9.3 Roman Britain

Dark, K. and P. Dark, The Landscape of Roman Britain (Stroud, 1997)
Hingley, R., Rural Settlement in Roman Britain (London, 1989)



9.4 Medieval Period

9.4.1 Reference Sources

Hill, David, An Atlas of Anglo-Saxon England (Oxford, 1981)
Phillips, C.W., Britain Before the Norman Conquest (Southampton, 1973) [maps]
Rahtz, Philip, 'Gazetteer of Anglo-Saxon Domestic Settlement Sites', The Archaeology of Anglo-Saxon England, edited by David M. Wilson (Cambridge, 1976), p. 405-52

9.4.2 General Works

Astill, G. and Grant, A., 'The Medieval Countryside: Approaches and Perceptions', The Countryside of Medieval England, edited by G. Astill and A. Grant (1988), p. 1-11
Austen, D., The Medieval Countryside (London, 1999)
Bell, M., 'Environmental Archaeology as an Index to Continuity and Change in the Medieval Landscape', The Rural Settlements of Medieval England, edited by M. Aston, C. Austin and C.C. Dyer (Oxford, 1989), p. 269-86
Dark, S.P., 'Palaeoecological Evidence for Landscape Continuity and Change in Britain ca A.D. 400-800', External Contacts and the Economy of Late Roman and Post-Roman Britain, edited by K.R. Dark (Woodbridge, 1996), 23-51
Dyer, Christopher, 'English Settlements and Landscapes in the Middle Ages', Medieval Settlement Research Group Annual Report 6 (1991), 23-4
Faull, M.L., ed., Studies in Late Anglo-Saxon Settlement (Oxford, 1984)
Hall, David, 'The Late Saxon Countryside: Villages and their Fields', Anglo-Saxon Settlements, edited by Della Hooke (Oxford, 1988), 99-122
Higham, N.J., 'Old Light on the Dark Age Landscape: the Description of Britain in the De excidio Britanniae of Gildas', Journal of Historical Geography 127 (1991), 363-72
Hooke, Della, Anglo-Saxon Settlements (Oxford, 1988)
Hooke, Della, The Landscape of Anglo-Saxon England (London, 1998)
Hooke, Della and Simon Burnell, ed., Landscape and Settlement in Britain A.D. 400-1066 (Exeter, 1995)
Rowley, Trevor, ed., Anglo-Saxon Settlement and Landscape (Oxford, 1974)
Taylor, Christopher, 'The Anglo-Saxon Countryside', Anglo-Saxon Settlement and Landscape, edited by Trevor Rowley (Oxford, 1974), p. 5-15

9.4.3 Specific Regions

9.4.3.1 Regions Not Contained Within a County

Aston, Michael and Carenza Lewis, ed., The Medieval Landscape of Wessex (Oxford, 1994)
Atkin, Malcolm, 'The Anglo-Saxon Urban Landscape in East Anglia', Landscape History 7 (1985). 27-40
Barker, Katherine, 'Institution and Landscape in Early Medieval Wessex: Aldhelm of Malmesbury, Sherborne and Selwoodshire', Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society 106 (1984), 33-42
Bond, C.J., 'The Reconstruction of the Medieval Landscape: the Estates of Abingdon Abbey', Landscape History 1 (1979), 59-75
Bourne, Jill, ed., Anglo-Saxon Landscapes in the East Midlands (Leicester, 1996)
Darby, H.C., The Domesday Geography of Eastern England, third edition (Cambridge, 1971)
Darby, H.C. and Eila M.J. Campbell, ed., The Domesday Geography of South-East England (Cambridge, 1962)
Darby, H.C. and R. Welldon Finn, ed., The Domesday Geography of South-West England (Cambridge, 1967)
Darby, H.C. and I.S. Maxwell, ed., The Domesday Geography of Northern England, second edition (Cambridge, 1978)
Darby, H.C. and I.B. Terrett, ed., The Domesday Geography of Midland England, second edition (Cambridge, 1978)
Eagles, B.N., The Anglo-Saxon Settlement of Humberside (Oxford, 1979)
Hooke, Della, The Anglo-Saxon Landscape: the Kingdom of the Hwicce (Manchester, 1985)
Hooke, Della, 'Anglo-Saxon Landscapes of the West Midlands', Journal of the English Place-Name Society 11 (1978-9), 3-23
Hooke, Della, Anglo-Saxon Landscapes of the West Midlands: the Charter Evidence (Oxford, 1981)
Hooke, Della, 'West Midland Charters and Anglo-Saxon Topography', West Midlands Archaeology 25 (1982),52-7
Hunn, Jonathan R., Reconstruction and Measurement of Landscape Change: a Study of Six Parishes in the St Albans Area (1994)
Kemp, Richard L., 'Roman and Medieval Landscapes in the Chew Valley', Bristol and Avon Archaeology 3 (1984), 36-8
Murphy, Peter, 'The Anglo-Saxon Landscape and Rural Economy: Some Results from Sites in East Anglia and Essex', 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), 23-39
Pearson, M. Parker and R.T. Schadla-Hall, ed., Looking at the Land: Archaeological Landscapes in Eastern England: a Conference at Jewry Wall Museum, Leicester, 6-7 October 1989 (Leicester, 1994)
Williamson, Tom, 'Settlement Chronology and Regional Landscapes: the Evidence from the Claylands of East Anglia and Essex', Anglo-Saxon Settlements, edited by Della Hooke (Oxford, 1988), p. 153-75

9.4.3.2 Counties

9.4.3.2.1 Bedfordshire

Bigmore, Peter, The Bedfordshire and Huntingdonshire Landscape (London, 1979)

9.4.3.2.2 Berkshire

Butterworth, C.A. and S.J. Lobb, Excavations in the Burghfield Area, Berkshire: Developments in the Bronze Age and Saxon Landscapes (Salisbury, 1992)

9.4.3.2.3 Buckinghamshire

Reed, Michael, The Buckinghamshire Landscape (London, 1979)

9.4.3.2.4 Cheshire

Mason, D., 'Chester: the Evolution and Adaptation of its Landscape', Journal of the Chester Archaeological Society 59 (1976), 14-23

9.4.3.2.5 Devon

Austin, David and M.J.C. Walker, 'A New Landscape Context for Houndtor, Devon', Medieval Archaeology 29 (1985), 147-52
Burrow, Ian, 'Dark Age Devon: the Landscape A.D. 400-1100', Archaeology of the Devon Landscape: Essays on Devon's Archaeological Heritage, edited by Simon Timms (Exeter, 1980), p. 62-8
Timms, Simon, ed., Archaeology of the Devon Landscape: Essays on Devon's Archaeological Heritage (Exeter, 1980)

9.4.3.2.6 Durham

Austin, David, 'The Medieval Settlement and Landscape of Castle Eden, Peterlee, Co. Durham: Excavations 1974', Durham Archaeological Journal 3 (1987), 57-78

9.4.3.2.7 Essex

Addison, William, 'The Making of the Essex Landscape', An Essex Tribute: Essays Presented to Frederick G. Emmison, edited by Kenneth Neale (London, 1987), 47-55
Hunter, John, The Essex Landscape: a Study of its Form and History (Chelmsford, 1999)
Jones, M.U. and W.T. Jones, 'An Early Saxon Landscape at Mucking, Essex', Anglo-Saxon Settlement and Landscape, edited by Trevor Rowley (Oxford, 1974), p. 20-35
Murphy, Peter, 'The Anglo-Saxon Landscape and Rural Economy: Some Results from Sites in East Anglia and Essex', 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), p. 23-39
Rackham, Oliver, 'The Medieval Landscape in Essex', Archaeology in Essex to A.D. 1500, edited by D.G. Buckley (London, 1980), p. 103-7
Rippon, Stephen, 'Early Planned Landscapes in South-East Essex', Essex Archaeology and History 22 (1991), 46-60
Williamson, Tom, 'Settlement Chronology and Regional Landscapes: the Evidence from the Claylands of East Anglia and Essex', Anglo-Saxon Settlements, edited by Della Hooke (Oxford, 1988), p. 153-75

9.4.3.2.8 Gloucestershire

Fowler, P.J., 'Continuity in the Landscape? Some Local Archaeology in Wiltshire, Somerset and Gloucestershire', Recent Work in Rural Archaeology, edited by P.J. Fowler (London, 1975), p. 121-36
Hooke, Della, The Anglo-Saxon Landscape of North Gloucestershire: the Seventh Deerhurst Lecture (Deerhurst, 1990)

9.4.3.2.9 Hampshire

Cunliffe, Barry, 'Chalton, Hants: the Evolution of a Landscape', Antiquaries' Journal 53 (1974), 173-90
Currie, Christopher K., 'Saxon Charters and Landscape Evolution in the South-Central Hampshire Basin', Proceedings of the Hampshire Field Club and Archaeology Society 50 (1995), 103-25
Hughes, Mike and Elizabeth Hughes, 'The Meon Valley Historic Landscape Project: 2nd Interim Report', Hampshire Field Club and Archaeology Society Section Newsletters new series 10 (1988), 28-9

9.4.3.2.10 Huntingdonshire

Addyman, P. V., 'Late Saxon Settlements in the St Neot's Area, II: Little Paxton', Proceedings of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society 62 (1969), 59-94
Bigmore, Peter, The Bedfordshire and Huntingdonshire Landscape (London, 1979)

9.4.3.2.11 Kent

Everitt, Alan, Continuity and Colonization: the Evolution of Kentish Settlement (Leicester, 1986)

9.4.3.2.12 Norfolk

Addington, Silvia, 'Landscape and Settlement in South Norfolk', Norfolk Archaeology 38 (1982), 97-139
Williamson, Tom, The Norfolk Broads: a Landscape History (Manchester, 1997)

9.4.3.2.13 Northamptonshire

Brown, A.E., Margaret Gelling and Christine Orr, 'The Details of the Anglo-Saxon Landscape: Badby Revisited', Northamptonshire Past and Present 8.2 (1990-1), 95-103
Steane, J.M., The Northamptonshire Landscape: Northamptonshire and the Soke of Peterborough (London, 1974)

9.4.3.2.14 Oxfordshire

Harvey, P.D.A., A Medieval Oxfordshire Village, Cuxham 1200-1400 (London, 1965)

9.4.3.2.15 Somerset

Aston, Michael, Aspects of the Mediaeval Landscape of Somerset (1988)
Barker, Katherine, 'Pen, Ilchester and Yeovil: a Study in the Landscape History and Archaeology of South-East Somerset', Somerset Archaeology and Natural History 130 (1987 for 1986), 11-45
Costen, Michael, 'The Late Saxon Landscape', Aspects of the Mediaeval Landscape of Somerset, edited by Michael Aston (1988), 33-47
Fowler, P.J., 'Continuity in the Landscape? Some Local Archaeology in Wiltshire, Somerset and Gloucestershire', Recent Work in Rural Archaeology, edited by P.J. Fowler (London, 1975), p. 121-36

9.4.3.2.16 Staffordshire

Hooke, Della, The Landscape of Anglo-Saxon Staffordshire: the Charter Evidence (Keele, 1983)
Palliser, D.M., 'A Thousand Years of Staffordshire: Man and the Landscape, 913-1973', Transactions of the North Staffordshire Field Club 14 (1974), 21-33

9.4.3.2.17 Sussex

Drewett, Peter, The Archaeology of Bullock Down, Eastbourne, East Sussex: the Development of a Landscape (Lewes, 1982)

9.4.3.2.18 Warwickshire

Hooke, Della, 'The Anglo-Saxon Landscape', Field and Forest: an Historical Geography of Warwickshire and Worcestershire, edited by T.R. Slater and P.J. Jarvis (Norwich, 1982), p. 79-103
Hooke, Della, 'Reconstructing Anglo-Saxon Landscapes in Warwickshire', Birmingham and Warwickshire Archaeological Society Transactions 100 (1996), 99-116

9.4.3.2.19 Wiltshire

Fowler, P.J., 'Continuity in the Landscape? Some Local Archaeology in Wiltshire, Somerset and Gloucestershire', Recent Work in Rural Archaeology, edited by P.J. Fowler (London, 1975), p. 121-36

9.4.3.2.20 Worcestershire

Hooke, Della, 'The Anglo-Saxon Landscape', Field and Forest: an Historical Geography of Warwickshire and Worcestershire, edited by T.R. Slater and P.J. Jarvis (Norwich, 1982), 79-103

9.4.3.2.21 Yorkshire

Loveluck, C.P., 'The Development of the Anglo-Saxon Landscape, Economy and Society 'On Driffield', East Yorkshire, 400-750 A.D.', Anglo-Saxon Studies in Archaeology and History 9 (1998 for 1996), 25-48



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