News: The Society's new website, esah1852.org.uk has been launched. Changes will be made to this blog over the coming weeks to improve user experience.

Monday, 16 October 2017

ESAH Asks Questions about the Essex Record Office

The Society's Council met on Saturday 14 October 2017, requesting the inclusion of the following correspondence on its news blog.

To: Councillor Susan Barker
From: Adrian Corder-Birch, President Essex Society for Archaeology and History
Sent: 18 September 2017 17:16
Subject: Essex Record Office

Dear Cllr. Barker,
I refer to our meeting at County Hall on 18th July 2017 with David Adlington, Stan Newens and Martin Stuchfield.  As some two months has now elapsed we should appreciate an update regarding the following matters please?
1.  A copy of Mr. Adlington’s minutes of our meeting.
2. Has your Consultant’s Report from Future Gov been received?  If so will you please send us a copy.
3.  Will you please advise the result of your communications with Chelmsford City Council regarding the use of the gravel area adjacent to the ERO for car parking for ERO staff, volunteers and visitors.  According to the Friends of Historic Essex AGM held last year on 9th July 2016, Stephen Dixon stated that parking arrangements were then being looked into consequent upon the loss of Wharf Road Car Park.  The gravel area adjacent to the ERO would make an excellent parking area and would no doubt help to increase visitor numbers and make the building more attractive to users, particularly for room hire.   You kindly agreed to contact the City Council to expedite negotiations and the outcome would be much appreciated please.
4.  Why was the last ECC Superfast Broadband meeting on 25th July 2017 held at Anglia Ruskin University and not the ERO where previous meetings took place?  As you know we are all keen that ECC should use the ERO for meetings where possible.
5.  Has the ERO Collecting Policy been revised and if so may we have a copy please?
6.  The Business Case for 2017 was expected to be available for review this summer.  Is it available and if so may we have a copy please?
7.  Consequent upon the appointment of Susannah Shaw as the ECC Officer responsible for technology countywide, has any progress been made to replace the computers in the ERO?  The existing computers, which are very old, sometimes break down and are not the easiest to use. 
The next Council meeting of the Essex Society for Archaeology and History will take place on 14th October 2017 and therefore if you are able to reply to this message prior to that date it would be much appreciated please.
Thank you.
Yours sincerely,
Adrian Corder-Birch,
President,
Essex Society for Archaeology and History.

To: Councillor Susan Barker
From: Adrian Corder-Birch
Sent: 01 October 2017 11:00
Subject: FW: Essex Record Office

Dear Cllr. Barker,
I refer to my email of 18th September, which for your convenience I am forwarding below.  As we are now in October, I look forward to receiving your reply please particularly as the next Council Meeting of the Essex Society for Archaeology and History is now less than two weeks away. 
I have recently perused expenditure on the ECC website and it would appear that since the beginning of the present financial year, ECC has paid in excess of £200,000.00 (Two hundred thousand pounds) to Future Gov for Consultants fees and reports.  I fully appreciate that this is probably across several services, but I shall be obliged if you will please let me know exactly how much of this expenditure (if any) applies to the ERO.   If any of this expenditure is applicable to the ERO then presumably ECC has received a report from Future Gov and if so will you please disclose a copy? 
I look forward to hearing from you please.
Thank you.
Yours sincerely,
Adrian Corder-Birch,
President
Essex Society for Archaeology and History


To: Adrian Corder-Birch
From: Cllr Susan Barker, Member CC
Sent: 13 October 2017 11:28
Subject: FW: Essex Record Office

Dear Mr Corder Birch

Thank you for your email and I apologise for the delay. I’d like to answer your questions individually below

1.         A copy of Mr. Adlington’s minutes of our meeting.

We did not plan to produce detailed minutes from the July meeting, and indeed your recent email follows up on the main points that were discussed.

2.         Has your Consultant’s Report from Future Gov been received?  If so will you please send us a copy.

While Phase 1 is complete, we need to review the implications and conduct further analysis of potential future models, and this is work in progress and not shareable at the current time.

You also asked how much money we paid for this, in your follow-up email. It was £40,000.

3.         Will you please advise the result of your communications with Chelmsford City Council regarding the use of the gravel area adjacent to the ERO for car parking for ERO staff, volunteers and visitors.  According to the Friends of Historic Essex AGM held last year on 9th July 2016, Stephen Dixon stated that parking arrangements were then being looked into consequent upon the loss of Wharf Road Car Park.  The gravel area adjacent to the ERO would make an excellent parking area and would no doubt help to increase visitor numbers and make the building more attractive to users, particularly for room hire.   You kindly agreed to contact the City Council to expedite negotiations and the outcome would be much appreciated please.

I agree that the gravel area adjacent to the ERO would make an excellent parking area as an alternative to the main Wharf Road car park that has been sold to Taylor Wimpey. We are in discussions with Chelmsford City Council about this, but those discussions have not reached a conclusion yet.

4.         Why was the last ECC Superfast Broadband meeting on 25th July 2017 held at Anglia Ruskin University and not the ERO where previous meetings took place?  As you know we are all keen that ECC should use the ERO for meetings where possible.

I am told by ERO officers that we are not party to individual decisions by other ECC Service Areas as to their choice of venues for external events. However, ECC event bookers are encouraged to use ECC venues (whether that is ERO or elsewhere) whenever possible, and we have conducted an extensive internal marketing campaign over the last 3 months to promote this.

5.         Has the ERO Collecting Policy been revised and if so may we have a copy please?

ERO is currently updating its Collecting Policy, scheduled for the end of 2017.


6.         The Business Case for 2017 was expected to be available for review this summer.  Is it available and if so may we have a copy please?

The ERO business review is ongoing and is subject to periodic internal review, and a major update now scheduled for December 2017. Part of that process will be to consult with each of our partner/interest groups such as ESAH, which we began to do via the meeting with several such groups in July, and which we plan to follow up with each of them during the autumn.

7.         Consequent upon the appointment of Susannah Shaw as the ECC Officer responsible for technology countywide, has any progress been made to replace the computers in the ERO?  The existing computers, which are very old, sometimes break down and are not the easiest to use.

It is true that the computers in the Searchroom have experienced some usability issues, which we are working through systematically with IS. The issues which we regarded as a particularly high concern are due to be resolved during October.

Please let me  know if you require further information.

Kind regards

Susan

Cllr Susan Barker

Essex Cabinet Member Culture, Communities and Customer
Chairman Essex Pension Fund
Chairman Stansted Airport Community Trust
Deputy Leader Uttlesford District Council                       .

Sunday, 15 October 2017

esah1852.org.uk Launched

Visit www.esah1852.org.uk , the Essex Society for Archaeology and History's new website.

This blog will continue alongside the new website becoming the focus of news for members and non members.  

esah160.blogspot was launched to supplement the old website, providing content never placed online before.  With the transition to the new website over the coming weeks new links will be created and old and redundant posts deleted.

Links in the sidebars have been updated this morning.  Please use contact form if you have a query.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Monday, 9 October 2017

esah1852.org.uk PENTLOW is Coming

The new website for the Essex Society for Archaeology and History will be officially launched this coming Saturday. 

The Research section of the Society's new website www.esah1852.org.uk will include ...

Publications & Archives Page

Welcome to PENTLOW, the Essex Society for Archaeology and History’s online publications and archives library.  We have been publishing articles large and small of historical and archaeological interest relating to Essex since 1858. From this page you will find an increasing number of articles free of charge online.  Other items may be purchased as hard copy offprints or part volumes, or viewed online at a nominal charge.  PENTLOW is also the name of a small village in the north of the county of Essex so it seems an appropriate name for this archive.

PENTLOW is an acronym for:
P: Place Names Project of Essex
E:  Essex Society for Archaeology and History archive
N: Newsletter archive
T: Transactions of the Society since 1858
L: Links to other archives
O: Occasional Papers

W: World of Resources - which includes links to the Essex Record Office, and other organisations

Friday, 6 October 2017

Newsletter (Autumn 2017)

Members of the Essex Society for Archaeology and History received the quarterly Newsletter through the post today. Items this time include:
- From The President
- The Rt. Hon. Lord Braybrooke, J. P., D. L. (1932-2017)
- Dismantling of the Monasteries
- Hunting the Dotterel
- Gold Sovereigns
- Norden's Description of Essex
- John Lionel Fisher (1886-1969)
- Newly Discovered Indenture
- A Progressive Schoolmaster at Brentwood
- Historic Finds at Southminster
- Oliver Rackham's Field Notebooks
- Industrial Heritage Fair - 7 October 2017
- Domestic Space in the Seventeenth Century House
- Redundant Fonts Reprieved
- Essex Seen From Elsewhere
- Officer vacancies from next AGM: Hon. Excursions Secretary, Hon. Programme Secretary, Hon. Secretary
- Website Launch Invite - 14 October 2017
- Events In Essex, including ESAH History and Archaeology Symposium, 4 November 2017
- A Touching Tribute to John Appleby
- Gareth Gunning (1941-2017)
- Frank Richard Clark (1921-2017)
- Book Reviews 

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Essex Industrial Heritage Fair. Wat Tyler Country Park. This Saturday

ESAH160: Essex Industrial Heritage Fair. Saturday 7 October...: The Essex Industrial Archaeology Group (EIAG) is part of the Essex Society for Archaeology and History The Fair will be held at Wat ...

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

esah1852. Essex Society for Archaeology and History's New Website to be Launched 14 October 2017


The Essex Society for Archaeology and History (ESAH) will be launching their new website, esah1852.org.uk, at the University of Essex Library in Wivenhoe, at 2pm on Saturday October 14, 2017.  An RSVP invitation is being sent to members in the Newsletter.


esah1852.org.uk was developed as part of an ambitious project to digitise the whole of the Society’s back catalogue of publications and make it freely and easily available to all our members.


Direct links on the homepage take you to the Place Names project and the Essex University Library where we hold ESAH’s collection of books. Our latest programme of excursions and events is also available from the homepage and members will soon be able to book attendance to any event online.


Only members of the Society will have access to the latest digitised online copies of the Transactions and Newsletters, while the historic collection will be available to the public at large. As part of this, we are still developing the membership management and online access to the website for exclusive access to the latest Transactions, Newsletters, Occasional Papers and future Panel of Speakers.


So far, 56 Transactions from 1858 to 1999 are available in PDF format to read, download and keep, at the click of a button. Indexes are included, Contents Lists can be searched. 120 newsletters from 1972 to 2010 are online along with all the latest EIAG newsletters. We have uploaded some comparative survey reports of modern and industrial sites and monuments on Essex windmills, water and steam mills and various railways; historic Colchester Museum annual reports from 1907 to 1974; ancient copies of Feet of Fines from 1182 to 1603; an inherited copy of the Panel of Speakers and – slightly more modern - 75 useful links to other organisations and societies ESAH interacts with.

The Secretary has taken it upon himself to compile a list of links for the new website. This includes some national and regional bodies but the largest element comprises local societies in Essex. Generally he has sought permission from the bodies concerned but, in order to produce a more comprehensive list, ESAH institutional members have been included where a current web address has been found. If there are any objections to inclusion, errors in web addresses or omissions, members are invited to contact the Secretary with any corrections or additions at essexarchaeology@hotmail.com.
The links can be found at esah1852.org.uk/links

Monday, 2 October 2017

esah1852 To Be Launched This October

The new website for the Essex Society for Archaeology and History will be launched this October.  It will be a massive improvement on the current site with many new features.  Look out for further news on this blog this month, and for changes to current web addresses and links.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

ESAH History and Archaeology Symposium. Christchurch United Reformed Church, Chelmsford. Saturday 4 November 2017

Following the absorption of Essex Congress into the Essex Society for Archaeology and History in 2016, ESAH is proud to announce its first Symposium.

   Essex Society for Archaeology & History

        

History & Archaeology Symposium
Registered Charity 213218

Saturday 4th November 2017
10am to 4.30pm

Christ Church URC
New London Road 
Chelmsford essex
The Essex Society for Archaeology and History welcomes you to the 2017 History and Archaeology Symposium.
The day will be split with the morning session devoted to three talks with an Archaeology theme, and the afternoon session devoted to three talks with an ecclesiastical history theme. The cost is £10.00 per person, which includes mid-morning and mid-afternoon refreshments as well as a buffet lunch.  Book your place now to avoid disappointment.
Nick Wickenden - Pleshey Castle
Shane Maher – Vinegar Alley Walthamstow
Maria Medlycott – Recent Discoveries at Harlow
Ken Crowe- Essex Monasteries
Martin Stuchfield – Monumental Brasses
Andrew Smith – Essex Churches then & now




To book contact Dr Graham Gould at drgegould@aol.com 

Watercolour World Website

WATERCOLOUR WEBSITE TO CREATE NEW VISUAL HISTORY OF THE WORLD
DOUBLE ROYAL PATRONAGE ANNOUNCED TODAY

An ambitious project to make available to the public more than three centuries’ worth of documentary watercolours from around the world has received royal backing from both Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.

The project, The Watercolour World, aims to create a unique visual history of the world by giving online users access to digitised documentary watercolours dating from before 1900. With tens of thousands of pictures already in the process of being uploaded, the project website is set to become a significant new source of global history when it is launched in Spring next year.

Announcing the project today, Founder and Chairman Fred Hohler said:

“A re-evaluation of the documentary record contained in watercolours is bringing back into focus a fascinating but largely ignored visual record of the cultures and countries of our world from the Age of Enlightenment through to the modern era. By sourcing and digitising these watercolours – many more of which will be discovered during the course of this project – we are giving online users the ability to explore specific locations throughout the world through over three hundred years’ worth of watercolour painting.

 “We are hugely honoured Their Royal Highnesses have taken the highly unusual step of becoming joint Royal Patrons, which reflects both their and our own commitment to providing public access to the visual arts.”

The Watercolour World digital library will include images of documentary watercolours covering topography, anthropology and botany as well as historic events, people and places. Visitors to the website, to be launched in Spring next year, will be able to explore the watercolours via an interactive map and will have the opportunity to help identify unknown locations, join in discussions and deepen all our understanding of this unique historical record.

Founder Fred Hohler realised the importance of this orphan collection of images early in his work setting up the Public Catalogue Foundation and it builds on this previous project. The PCF catalogued over 230,000 oil paintings in publicly owned or supported collections throughout the UK.

The Duchess of Cornwall was Patron of the PCF initiative as well, and is now joined for Fred Hohler’s new project by her husband, The Prince of Wales, himself a keen watercolourist and founder of the Royal Drawing School.


The Watercolour World is backed by The Marandi Foundation, a London-based charity chaired by British entrepreneurs and philanthropists Javad and Narmina Marandi. Of the project, Javad Marandi said, “Watercolours are a priceless record of the world before photography. Many of them would be of great interest to historians, scientists and members of the general public, but are hidden from view and at risk of disappearing. We are very proud to be supporting The Watercolour World and its project to cast a critically important light on the world's historical record.”

Notes for Editors
Anyone wishing to become involved in the project should contact Alison Greenish, Chief Operating Officer for the project on a.greenish@watercolourworld.org
For further information about this project go to www.watercolourworld.org
Media requests for more information or for interviews with Fred Hohler should contact Patrick Harrison, Weber Shandwick on +44 (0)207 067 0639 and +44 (0) 7818 655207.  Email pharrison@webershandwick.com
A selection of watercolours which form part of this project are available to the media for publication, with the appropriate copyright.  If you have not received images with this release please contact Alex Evans, Weber Shandwick on +44 (0)20 7067 0708 and +44 (0)7970 373132. Email AEvans@webershandwick.com 


Thursday, 14 September 2017

Essex Churches Conference. Essex Record Office. Saturday 21 October 2018


From the Essex Record Office,

I am writing about an event that I hope will be of interest to your members. Would you be so kind as to forward on the details to them?

We are hosting a conference at the Essex Record Office on Saturday 21 October on Foundation, reformation and restoration: Essex churches from the Saxons to the Victorians, which will be a sweeping overview of several centuries of church building in Essex.


Kind regards,
Hannah Salisbury
Engagement and Events Manager, Essex Record Office

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

The Forests Of Essex. Conference. Gilwell Park. Monday 19 February 2018.

This day conference will explore the cultural and natural heritage of the forests of Essex, and issues of the understanding, management and future of trees, woods and forests in the county.

The conference will include a keynote session by author and historic landscape specialist, Professor Tom Williamson, who heads up the Landscape Group within the School of History at the UEA, and contributions from Charles Watkins, author and Professor of Rural Geography at the University of Nottingham, as well as a range of national and local experts. 

The conference will be held at the fantastic Gilwell Park conference centre, which is set in 108 acres on the edge of Epping Forest, close to Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge, and less than 20 minutes from central London.

Date: Monday 19 February 2018
Venue: Gilwell Park, London
Cost: £65 including light lunch

03330 132 738

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

New Geographies Walk. Little Maplestead. Thursday 21 September 2017

NEW GEOGRAPHIES:
ANCIENT WONDERINGS
IN SEARCH OF THE ROMAN ROAD
THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2.00-3.00pm

Journey into our ancient past with Dr James Canton, lecturer in Wild Writing at the University of Essex, and author of Out of Essex: Re-imagining a Literary Landscape and Ancient Wonderings.

In this walking tour, he searches for a lost Roman Road, sharing thoughts about Britain’s long-lost landscapes, and the beliefs and cultural practices of those who lived here, thousands of years ago.

Meet at St John the Baptist:
The Round Church
Little Maplestead, CO9 2SL
Free, Suitable for all ages.
Dogs on leads welcome.
Places limited so booking advised

Event in association with the University of Essex

New Geographies
Do you know an overlooked or unexpected place that you think is important and which you’d like to nominate as a potential site for an exciting art project? Help us redraw the map of the region with places important to those living here, by going online to nominate a location.
@NewGeog

Art Exchange
Placing the artist at its core, Art Exchange is a space where art, artists and audiences can meet. Sited at the University of Essex in Colchester, our programme of exhibitions, talks and events creates a platform for ideas to be exchanged and connections to be made.
@ArtExchangeUoE


Saturday, 9 September 2017

Essex Industrial Heritage Fair. 7 October 2017. Exhibitors Invited

Essex Industrial Archaeology Group, Industrial Heritage Fair 2017

We are inviting you to participate or visit the 2017 event that will take place on:

Saturday 7th October 2017 between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm
at the Wat Tyler Country Park, Pitsea, SS16 4UH

The event is organised to raise the profile of the diverse industrial heritage of Essex and will also have benefits and advantages for your group or organisation.

The Fair will allow you to:
Promote and market your museum/site/society to other exhibitors and the public
Generate interest in your subject
Attract new and repeat visitors
Recruit volunteers
Network with other exhibitors to share experience, knowledge and expertise

The Fair will feature:
Local museums, industrial heritage sites and society stands
Short talks throughout the day on aspects of Essex industrial history
The Country Park Trail - a walk around the site that was once the Nobel Explosives factory
Family activities

The Wat Tyler Country Park offers:
Free on-site parking
125 acres of stunning parkland
A comfortable café offering a wide range of refreshments
Amenities for a great family day out


To book a stand at the Fair costs £15—email essexiag@gmail.com

For visitors it is a free event

Monday, 28 August 2017

Historical Association. Essex Branch. Programme 2017/18

The Historical Association run series of lectures throughout the country.  The Essex Programme has just been issued.  Members of the Essex Society for Archaeology and History may be interested in going to one or more in the series.

Historical Association, Essex Branch
Peogramme 2017/18

Talks on Saturdays, 2.30pm. 
Trinity Methodist Church, Rainsford Road, Chelmsford, CM1 2XB.
Visitors and prospective members warmly welcomed.  £3


2017

30 September 2017.   Eight Months that shook the world: Russia’s revolutions, 1917.  Dr. Jonathan Davis, Principal Lecturer in History, Anglia Ruskin University.  (There will be a short AGM before the talk)

28 October 2017.   Prostitution in 19th-century Colchester.   Dr. Jane Pearson, Part-time Tutor, University of Essex

2 December 2017.   1918 Revisited: How the First World War ended.   Professor David Stevenson, Professor of International History, London School of Economics  (Light seasonal refreshments after the talk)

2018

13 January 2018.   Oliver Cromwell: Hero or Villain?   Dr. David L. Smith, Fellow, College Lecturer and Director of Studies in History, Clare College, University of Cambridge

10 February 2018.  Carve her Name with Pride: Female Secret Agents in the Second World War.  Dr. Juliette Pattinson, Reader in Modern History and Head of School of History, University of Kent

10 March 2018.  ‘How did Martin Luther King Jr change America?’   Professor Tony Badger, Professor in American History at Northumbria University, Emeritus Paul Mellon Professor at Cambridge and Emeritus Master, Clare College, President of the Historical Association

14 April 2018.  So, where did everybody live before there were Roman villas?   Howard Brooks, Senior Fieldwork Archaeologist, Colchester Archaeological Trust and Visiting Fellow, History Department, University of Essex

12 May 2018.   Women in Medieval London.   Professor Caroline Barron, Professor Emerita, History Department, Royal Holloway College, University of London      


For further information: email essexha1@btinternet.com

www.history.org.uk  and  essexbranchha.blogspot.com

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Essex Industrial Heritage Fair. Saturday 7 October 2017. Poster


The Essex Industrial Archaeology Group (EIAG) is part of the Essex Society for Archaeology and History
The Fair will be held at Wat Tyler Country Park, Saturday 7 October 2017 from 10am to 4pm

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Essex Industrial Archaeology Fair. Wat Tyler Country Park. Saturday 7 October 2017

The Industrial Archaeology Group of the Essex Society for Archaeology and History holds its second Industrial Archaeology Fair this autumn:
                                   
 THE ESSEX INDUSTRIAL ARCHEAOLOGY GROUP PRESENT

Celebrating the County’s rich and diverse industrial history

with stalls and/or demonstrations on bricks and brickmaking, joinery works, maltings, mills, railways, explosives, shoe making, water supply and more.

Also 5 x 30 minute talks on Bata shoes, Plotlands, EKCO Radios
and the two Essex explosive factories

Wat Tyler Country Park

Near Pitsea Station, SS16 4UH


To be opened by Sir Bob Russell


Saturday 7th October 10am to 4pm

Free Admission and Parking

For further info email essexiag@gmail.com
        
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Thursday, 15 June 2017

Essex Journal. Spring 2017 (Vol. 52 No. 1)

The Essex Society for Archaeology and History is title owner of the Essex Journal, published twice a year to subscribers on payment of £10 annually. Click here to subscribe.

The contents of the latest edition, just published, are:
Editorial ... 2
News from the Essex Record Office ... 4
Galleywood Heritage Centre ... 5
Billericay and Great Burstead: the Muster Roll of 1539:  Julian Whybra ... 6
When Bill Sykes Junior came to visit - the rise of juvenile crime in Southend during the Great War:  Andrew Emeny ... 15
Ongar Radio Station:  Michael Leach ... 25
Tuesday 29th October 1940: Spitfire Down:  Neil Wiffen ... 33
Obituaries: Peter Huggins (1926-2016), Beryl Board (1929-2017) ... 40
Book Reviews ... 42
EJ Twenty Questions. Richard Morris ... 45 

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Transactions. Series 4. Volume 6 (2015)

Just published. Available price £15.00 including P&P to a UK address.

Essex Society for Archaeology and History
Transactions. Fourth Series. Volume 6 (2015)
(396 pages)

Contents:
Obituary. Peter Joseph Huggins, 1926-2016:  Stan Newens … 1
Obituary. Kenneth James Neale, 1922-2016:  H Martin Stuchfield … 3
Life at the floodplain edge: Terminal Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic flint scatters and early prehistoric archaeology along the Beam River Valley:  Carl Champness, Michael Donnelly, Ben M Ford & Andrew Haggart … 5
Excavation of Prehistoric, Roman and Medieval remains at Priors Green, Takeley, Essex, 2006 to 2010:  Mark Germany, Robert Masefield & Adrian Scruby … 46
A Survey of Selected Late Iron Age and Roman Sacred Sites in Eastern England, with particular reference to Essex:  E W Black … 106
Harlow Roman Temple and other Essex temples: a numismatic study:  Mark Curteis … 164
An Early Roman Cremation Cemetery at Haslers Lane, Great Dunmow:  Mark Atkinson … 189
A Roman crop-processing enclosure at Great Tey, and other sites on the Cressing to Great Horkesley Anglian Water trunk main: rescue excavations 1998:  Patrick Allen & Stuart Gibson … 235
Two sites within the vicinity of Roman Dunmow: Newton Works and Brookfield Farm excavations, 2003-04 … Mark Germany, Ben Barker & David Maynard … 266
Archaeological Investigations at Prior’s Hall, Widdington, 2004 and 2007:  Trevor Ennis … 275
Late Saxon and Medieval Occupation at the former Bus Station, 148-152 High Street, Maldon: Excavations 1999: Trevor Ennis … 289
The two burhs of Maldon, Essex, and their antecedents: Jeremy Haslam … 312
Modelling Patronage: the Chronology and Financing of the Perpendicular Work at St Mary, Saffron Walden: Gabriel Byng … 329
Prittlewell Priory since 1536: owners, tenants and history:  Ken Crowe … 344
Archaeological Fieldwork Summaries 2015: Paul Gilman (ed.) … 366
Shorter Notes
A Romanised Section of the Icknield Way at Great Chesterford: Pat Moan … 378
Essex Industrial Archaeology Group: Tony Crosby … 384
Book Reviews
Excavations along the M25: Prehistoric, Roman and Anglo-Saxon Activity between Aveley and Epping, Essex: Nigel Brown … 386
Alien Cities. Consumption and the Origins of Urbanisation in Roman Britain: Nick Wickenden … 387
Medieval Lawyer: Clement Spice of Essex:  Jennifer Ward … 388
The Thames Iron Works, 1837-1912: a Major Shipbuilder on the Thames:  Adrian Corder-Birch … 388
Earls Colne’s Early Modern Landscapes:  Jane Pearson … 389
Alan Sorrell: the Life and Works of an English Non-Romantic Artist: Nigel Brown … 389
Under Fire: Essex and the Second World War 1939-45:  Martyn Lockwood … 391
In Quest of a Fairer Society: My Life in Politics: Adrian Brown … 391
Essex Bibliography:  Andrew Phillips & Paul Sealey … 393