‘Anciently a manor’: the medieval manor at Lower Putton Lane, Chickerell | Dr Clare Randall

28 July 2022, 7:00pm

Join Dr Clare Randall to find out more about the findings from excavations at Lower Putton Lane carried out by Context One Heritage and Archaeology during 2016–2017 revealed a significant part of a manorial settlement. From the 12th century onward, the manor consisted of a sequence of well-appointed buildings, with evidence for the daily lives and wider connections of the inhabitants. This lecture explores the importance of the buildings, the finds and environmental evidence for understanding the medieval landscape of Dorset, the manor’s origins, development, connections and decline, as well as giving an insight into the lives of the people who lived there.

 

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Dr Clare Randall

Dr Clare Randall is an archaeologist who specialises in human and animal remains who has worked in the commercial, academic, museum and community sectors of archaeology. Her particular interests are in understanding agricultural landscapes from the prehistoric period onwards. Whilst working for Context One Heritage and Archaeology she was involved in the Lower Putton Lane project and authored the publication of the site. She currently works for Cotswold Archaeology as a Senior Publications Officer, pulling together the results of field projects for publication from sites across southern England.


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