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Title :

'Unique, traditional and charming' : the Shapwick Project, Somerset

Authors :
ASTON, Michael ; GERRARD, Christopher ;
Publication year :
1999
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
The Shapwick Project, Somerset, began in 1989 as a ten-year, multidisciplinary landscape investigation focused upon the evolution of early and late medieval settlement patterns. This interim paper reviews the work carried out to 1996 and summarizes the results of archaeological fieldwork, standing building recording and documentary study. It is argued that the site of the present village and the medieval field system were planned in the late Saxon period and replaced a scatter of dispersed farmsteads, many of which show continuity from the prehistoric and Roman periods. The role of the medieval and post-medieval landscape is emphasized in reflecting and reinforcing social structure. ;
Pagination/Size :
18 ill.; plans ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Anglo-saxon (art) ; Architecture ; Archéologie ; Grande-Bretagne ; Habitat ; Moyen Age ; Shapwick (Somerset, GBR) ; Utilisation du territoire ;
Descriptors :
Anglo-Saxon ; Archaeology ; Architecture ; Great Britain ; Land use ; Medieval ; Settlements (habitats) ; Shapwick (Somerset, GBR) ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
The Antiquaries journal, 1999, 79
INIST identifier :
24974755 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0003-5815 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;