Monasteries in the Landscape
with Rik Hoggett
at Tranmer House, Sutton Hoo (map)
An exploration of the history and importance of monasteries in the medieval landscape, using examples from East Anglia and elsewhere in Britain.
|10.00||Coffee on arrival|
|10.15||Introduction to Monastic Landscapes
The history of monasticism in Britain;
The study of monastic landscapes;
East Anglian monasteries.
|11.30||The Monastic Plan
The design of monasteries;
The different monastic orders;
Function and form of the cloistral plan.
|14:00||The Monastic Precinct
Studying monastic precincts;
The buildings of the precinct;
Some East Anglian precincts.
Studying monastic estates;
Monastic and secular estates;
Norwich Cathedral Priory’s estates.
Rik Hoggett has been an archaeologist for ten years, during which time he has conducted a wide range of fieldwork across southern England. A double graduate of Bristol University, for a number of years he was a director of the Sedgeford Project, investigating the Anglo-Saxon origins of a north-west Norfolk village. This led on to his PhD at the University of East Anglia, examining the historical and archaeological evidence for the Christianization of East Anglia. He teaches Landscape Archaeology in the School of History, UEA, at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels.
Aston, M., Monasteries in the Landscape (Tempus 2000)
Bond, J., Monastic Landscapes (Tempus2004)
Blair, J., The Church in Anglo-Saxon Society [Oxford 2005]; note that Chapter 1 can be viewed at http://www.oup.co.uk/pdf/0-19-822695-0.pdf
Greene, P., Medieval Monasteries (Leicester University Press 1990)
Hooke, D., The Landscape of Anglo-Saxon England [London 1998].
Mayr-Harting. H., The Coming of Christianity to Anglo-Saxon England (London 1972)
McClure, J. & R.Collins, (eds.), Bede: the Ecclesiastical History of the English People [Oxford 1999].
Rackham, O., A History of the Countryside [London 1986].
Warner, P., The Origins of Suffolk [Manchester 1996].
Williamson, T., The Origins of Norfolk [Manchester 1993].
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