Hen Domen, Montgomery

BookHen Domen, Montgomery

Hen Domen, Montgomery

A Timber Castle on the English-Welsh Border

2000

December 1st, 2000

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The motte and bailey castle at Hen Domen, Montgomery was occupied from the late eleventh century until c.1300. Excavations here lasted from 1960 to 1992, and remain the most detailed examination of this type of site to date. This volume marks the final stage in the publication of excavations and fieldwork carried out at the site, containing a summary of an earlier work published in 1982 by the Royal Archaeological Institute, and a full account of the project's findings since 1980.Its principal contents are the buildings whose foundations were recovered in the bailey and on the motte, the artefactual and environmental evidence and the castle's medieval landscape context. The book is profusely illustrated with drawings and photographs, including artist's reconstructions of the evolution of the site.

The late Philip Barker was formerly Reader in British Archaeology, University of Birmingham. He has directed a number of excavations and published several books. Robert Higham is Senior Lecturer in Archaeology, University of Exeter. His research interests cover two broad topics relating to the medieval period: the general theme of defense, in both its military and social aspects, and the medieval archaeology of South West England. He has directed a number of excavations and published several books. He has particular interests in the interplay between archaeological and historical data in the medieval period. Specific areas of research include urban defense, the archaeology, social and settlement history of castles and castle-building society, and the settlement history of Greater Exmoor.

List of contributors Robert Higham (By (author)) Philip Barker (By (author)) Philip Barker (Contributions by) Peter Barker (Contributions by) Sue Browne (Contributions by) Richard Brunning (Contributions by) Jonathan Freeman (Contributions by) Seán Goddard (Contributions by) Alison Goodall (Contributions by) I.H. Goodall (Contributions by) Robert Higham (Contributions by) Linda Hurcombe (Contributions by) Gill Juleff (Contributions by) Valerie A. Maxfield (Contributions by) Ruth Morgan (Contributions by) Stephanie Ratkai (Contributions by) Sue Rouillard (Contributions by) Mike Rouillard (Contributions by)

This handsome volume contains no fewer than a hundred papers, divided into regional studies from the various frontier provinces of the Roman Empire...

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Robert Higham recently retired as Senior Lecturer in Archaeology, University of Exeter. His research interests cover two broad topics relating to the medieval period: the general theme of defence, in both its military and social aspects, and the medieval archaeology of South West England. He has directed a number of excavations and published several books. He has particular interests in the interplay between archaeological and historical data in the medieval period. Specific areas of research include urban defence, the archaeology, social and settlement history of castles and castle-building society, and the settlement history of Greater Exmoor. The late Philip Barker was formerly Reader in British Archaeology, University of Birmingham. He has directed a number of excavations and published several books.

Table of Contents

Section TitlePage
List of Figures
Acknowledgements
Summary
Introduction
Chapter 1. Background and Earlier Work on the Site
Chapter 2. Pre-Castle Phases
Chapter 3. The Bailey
Chapter 4. The Motte
Chapter 5. The Artefactual, Environmental and Survey Evidence
Pottery from the Motte Stephanie Ratkai
Metalwork from the Motte Ian and Alison Goodall
Metalwork and Other Material from the Bailey Robert Higham and Mike Rouillard
Wooden Objects Sean Goddard and Sue Rouillard
Tree-ring Dating Ruth Morgan
Metallurgical Slags Gill Juleff
Animal Bones Sue Browne
Geophysical Survey Peter Barker
Survey of the Pre-Castle Plough-Soil Surface Jonathan Freeman
Chapter 6. Landscape History and Fieldwork around Montgomery
Chapter 7. Conclusion
The Dating Evidence
The Structural Evidence
General Discussion
Appendix: A Photographic Memoir
References