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Medieval (AD410-1485)


The analysis of medieval towns relies on the fact that the property boundaries which define urban house-plots (burgages) are very unlikely to chang

Artwork in Cornish churches illustrates devotion to God in the medieval period, paticularly portraits of Jesus.

Surviving tax returns for Bristol identify resident alien (foreign) taxpayers for the 1520s, 1540s, and the period from 1571 to 1590.

Frith Wood is a 75 hectare wood, owned and managed by the Forestry Commission.

Church Street was formerly called Hallend, then Back Lane This road was probably the beginning of the early route from Ledbury to Worcester.

The borough of Sunderland was in the hands of the bishop of Durham, Although its charter conferred certain privileges, effective authority remained

The old settlement of Silksworth - rather than the mining village of New Silksworth, established in the late 19th century - existed in early mediev

There had been little change in the layout of medieval Monkwearmouth when this map was published in 1737.

Darley abbey was a house of Augustinian canons established in the early 12th century on the banks of the river Derwent a few miles north of Derby.

When Domesday Book was compiled in 1086 the whole of the modern parish of Bolsover formed a single manor.