The Making of the East Anglian Landscape
with Edward Martin
at Tranmer House, Sutton Hoo (map)
This introduction to the landscape history of East Anglia will provide ways to read the complex and varied landscape that surrounds us today. It will examine the history of the elements that make up the landscape, particularly the way that the land was farmed and the patterns that result from particular farming systems.
|10.00||Coffee on arrival|
|10.15||The physical landscape, soils and the cultivation of the land|
|11.30||Analysing the landscape in terms of ‘land types’ such as common fields and greens|
|14:00||East Anglian case studies|
|15:15||Patterns and cultural identities|
Edward Martin has worked as an archaeologist with Suffolk County Council for many years, specialising in historic landscape studies. He co-edited An Historical Atlas of Suffolk (3rd edition published 1999) and has written a wide range of monographs and articles. He has recently completed a regional research project on the historic field systems of East Anglia for English Heritage (forthcoming monograph in the East Anglian Archaeology series). He is chairman of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History and of the Suffolk Gardens Trust.
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Countryside Agency, Countryside Character. Volume 6: East of England, Cheltenham 1999
Dark, P., The Environment of Britain in the First Millennium A.D., London 2000
Dyer, C., Making a Living in the Middle Ages. The People of Britain 850-1520, Yale University Press, New Haven and London 2002
Dymond D. & Martin, E. (eds), An Historical Atlas of Suffolk, 3rd ed., Suffolk County Council, Ipswich 1999
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Fairclough, J. & Hardy, M., Thornham and the Waveney Valley. An historic landscape explored. Heritage Marketing, Great Dunham 2004.
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