Category Archives: Domesday

The brief – or non-existent – history of early medieval salt production in Surrey

In a way, this post follows on from my previous one, since it touches upon issues of research, engagement and finding smart ways of working to further knowledge of the early medieval period. However, I began writing it long before, … Continue reading

Posted in Anglo-Saxon, Archaeology, Charters, Domesday, History, Latin, Surrey, WPLongform | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SMSW 3 – a statistical perspective on Surrey’s early medieval coin corpus

Three posts in three days was always going to be a bit of an ask, especially when trying to write them around hosting a dinner party, attending a birthday and London’s premature celebration of Swiss National Day, and watching Chris Froome’s fantastic … Continue reading

Posted in Anglo-Saxon, Archaeology, Being organised, Chertsey, Church, Coins, Dating, Domesday, internet, Landscape, London, Monasteries, Numismatics, Portable Antiquities Scheme, Statistics, Surrey, Trade | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

SMSW 1 – Surrey place-names in Anglo-Saxon charters

Among the many (too many) unfinished pieces of work I have “on the go” at the present time is the write-up of a talk I gave to the Surrey Archaeological Society’s Villages Study Group in a bitingly-cold village hall early … Continue reading

Posted in Anglo-Saxon, Charters, Chertsey, Church, Documents, Domesday, History, internet, Place-Names, Statistics, Surrey | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Calculators at the ready – it’s Surrey Medieval Stats Week!

Having never been the greatest at maths when at school (I feel vindicated by my scepticism that GCSE-level algebra has real life applications in adulthood), it came as something of a surprise to discover subsequently that I’m quite partial to … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Anglo-Saxon, Archaeology, Charters, Coins, Domesday, History, internet, Numismatics, Portable Antiquities Scheme, Statistics | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Making progress on several fronts

“each age confronts the debris of its history, material and traditional, as a way of finding a home for itself.” Picture the scene; it’s Saturday morning and I’m on a bus to Waterloo, blissfully unaware that half of London had … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Anglo-Saxon, Archaeology, Being organised, Books, Dating, Domesday, Dorking, Guildford, History, Landscape, Place-Names, Pottery, Puttenham, Roman, Surrey, Topography | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Not for the first time… Coins and Surrey in the eighth and ninth centuries

Try as I might, I haven’t been able to put to one side my new-found fascination with the mid-Anglo-Saxon coins of Surrey. One issue in particular continued to play on my mind in the wake of finishing my first attempt … Continue reading

Posted in Anglo-Saxon, Archaeology, Charters, Chertsey, Coins, Domesday, Dorking, Guildford, History, Landscape, Leatherhead, Mercia, Numismatics, Shalford, Surrey, Sussex, Woking | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The “Surrey Fens” causeways – finished at long last

I’ve written and rewritten so much of this essay over the past year or two that I have nothing else to add, other than to recommend you head over to here and have a read of it (and if you … Continue reading

Posted in Anglo-Saxon, Archaeology, Causeways, Charters, Documents, Domesday, Excuses, Religion, Ritual, Surrey, Woking | Leave a comment