Durham Cathedral

The Architectural and Archaeological Society of Durham and Northumberland


 
Monographs

For details of how to purchase publications please email: archandarch.dandn@gmail.com
 


 
Textile Manufacture, Taxation and Trade in Late- and Post-Medieval Durham City.
Gary Bankhead

ISBN 978-1-7391074-0-6

This 280-page book represents an integrated and interdisciplinary study of 334 lead cloth seals dated from the mid-fourteenth to the early-nineteenth centuries. These recently discovered objects, recovered from a single submerged river-bed site located in the North-East of England, were once linked to the trade, industrial regulation, and taxation of commercially produced cloth. They are presented here, catalogued, and illustrated. These objects represent the largest assemblage of such material outside London and are of crucial significance for understanding the cloth trade in the late- and post-medieval period. Due to the unusual deposition conditions from which the objects were recovered, rare scraps of textiles have survived in many of the cloth seals. A range of scientific and analytical analyses was undertaken on three cloth seals containing textiles revealing important information. For the first time in the UK, ultra-high performance liquid chromatography (performed at The Centre for Textile Conservation and Technical Art History, Glasgow University) was successfully used to extract colourants related to dyes from textile fragments preserved in lead cloth seals. This significant new information gives new insights into textile availability, trade and the consumption of cloth, mordants and dyestuffs in the late-sixteenth to early-nineteenth century.

Evidence from the cloth seals is combined with other documentary, cartographic and archaeological sources of evidence to produce a synthesis giving a new understanding of the cloth trade in Durham in the late- and post-medieval periods. The research generated by this study has showed not just the scale and extent of textile production in the City of Durham but has also revealed evidence of hitherto unknown English and European trade routes.

For further information see: diveintodurham.uk or email Gary Bankhead.

AASDN Research Report - 8

35.00 + p&p



 


 
Roman Piercebridge: Excavations by D W Harding and Peter Scott 1969-1981
Edited by H E M Cool and D J P Mason

ISBN 978 0 9510388 57

This handsome 362-page hardbacked volume describes the results of the extensive excavations carried out by the late Peter Scott at Piercebridge in the 1970s which explored parts of the Roman fort, the adjacent civil settlement and the remains of a previously unsuspected bridge revealed during gravel extraction. It also includes a report on the excavation by Dr (now Professor) Dennis Harding of a villa at nearby Holme House, one of the most northerly in the whole of Britain. There are full accounts of the vast amount of pottery recovered along with the coins, metalwork, animal bone and high quality glassware. Thus, finally, there is what one hopes is a fitting testament to all the work done by Peter Scott, Dennis Harding and all their helpers.

AASDN Research Report - 7

22.00 (18 Members) + p&p




 


 
Acts of Perception: A Study of Barnard Castle in Teesdale - Volume I
by David Austin

ISBN 0 9510388 0

David Austin's interests extend far beyond the traditional focus of castle archaeologists, and the two volumes of the report include a detailed analysis of the social, political and economic significance of the castle within its geographic setting, as well as a critical examination of the methodology of historical and archaeological research and an attempt to shed light on the symbolic and ritual significance of the castle within its medieval landscape. This is an important reference work for archaeologists and medieval historians alike, and a fascinating book for all those with an interest in the history and archaeology of Teesdale and the north.

AASDN Research Report - 6

Volumes I + II 30.00 + p&p (Reduced from 65)




 


 
Acts of Perception: A Study of Barnard Castle in Teesdale - Volume II
by David Austin

ISBN 0 9510388 0

David Austin's interests extend far beyond the traditional focus of castle archaeologists, and the two volumes of the report include a detailed analysis of the social, political and economic significance of the castle within its geographic setting, as well as a critical examination of the methodology of historical and archaeological research and an attempt to shed light on the symbolic and ritual significance of the castle within its medieval landscape. This is an important reference work for archaeologists and medieval historians alike, and a fascinating book for all those with an interest in the history and archaeology of Teesdale and the north.

AASDN Research Report - 6

Volumes I + II 30.00 + p&p (Reduced from 65)



 


 
Past, Present and Future, the Archaeology of Northern England
Edited by Catherine Brooks, Robin Daniels and Anthony Harding (2002)

ISBN 0-9510388-4-2

These twenty papers form the proceedings of a conference held in Durham in 1996 focusing on the archaeology of the north from early prehistory to the post-medieval period. The chapters are arranged chronologically and are preceded by an introduction. Contributors include Richard Bradley, Richard Hingley, Colin Haselgrove, Jacqueline Huntley, Lindsay Allason-Jones, Rosemary Cramp, Chris Loveluck, C Pamela Graves, Matthew Johnson. 243p.

AASDN Research Report - 5

2.00 + p&p



 


 
Plant and Vertebrate Remains from Archaeological Sites in Northern England
Jacqui Huntley and Sue Stallibrass (1995)

ISBN 0-9510388-3-4

These reviews were brought together to contribute to a long-term study and evaluation of the environmental archaeology of our region. As such, they are full of data and source material for botanical and vertebrate remains. The descriptions of these data are used as a basis for recommendations for future research, and for affording priorities for future excavation and post-excavation work that might involve these types of material.

AASDN Research Report - 4

8.00 + p&p



 


 
Excavated Bronze Age Burial Mounds of North East Yorkshire
Margaret Smith (1994)

ISBN 0-9510388-2-6

A valuable assessment of Bronze Age burial mounds within their context, from the area covered by the North York Moors national park, and a detailed catalogue of all those for which an excavation record exists.

AASDN Research Report - 3

Out of Print!!!


 


 
Medieval Rural Settlement in North East England
Brian K Roberts (1991)

ISBN 0-9510388-1-8

Synopsis not available!

AASDN Research Report - 2

REPORT NOT AVAILABLE!



 


 
The Medieval Cross Slab Grave Covers of Co Durham
Peter Ryder (1985)

ISBN 0-9510388-0-X

The recumbent cross slab grave cover is certainly the most common form of medieval sepulchral monument to survive in the British Isles today, yet by the reasons of its ubiquity and its generally humble nature, one that has received surprisingly little attention. Around 550 cross slabs or slab fragments survive in County Durham, distributed between 75 sites, the majority of which are parish churches.

AASDN Research Report - 1

Out of Print!!!



 
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