Category Archives: Folklore

Just how old is Puttenham church?

In March 2015, the Medieval Studies Forum of the Surrey Archaeological Society held a study day of two halves: one part dedicated to moated sites, the other to church sites. I prepared a paper discussing the siting of Puttenham church … Continue reading

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Goldhords in Surrey: a horde of names, any hoards of gold?

This post originally trailed the above day workshop held at UCL’s Institute of Archaeology on 22nd June 2016. The event was organised by all-round good egg Murray Andrews, a fellow IoA PhD researcher and late of Medieval Bayton parish. I’m pretty certain the … Continue reading

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Surrey Medieval is three, won’t you come and celebrate in Leeds with me?

WordPress in its infinite loveliness has just bid me a Happy Anniversary, which I think is its way of telling me that it was exactly three years ago that I finally got my digit moving and created Surrey Medieval (unless signing up for this … Continue reading

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Respect your elders: thoughts on a brace of under-appreciated Bedan place-names

I get the sense many people who are normally diligent in publishing blog posts at fairly regular intervals are otherwise occupied right now with things related to the impending end of the academic teaching year. I’ve long given up any pretence to regularity … Continue reading

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Miracles & Charms

I think the Wellcome Collection may be my new favourite place in London. Free entry, wonderful exhibits, killer bookshop, bumped into a good friend who I hadn’t seen in years – what’s not to love? I would recommend you try … Continue reading

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