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Monday, 20 February 2017

'Lost Landscapes: Reconstructing Medieval Essex': Day Conference at Essex Record Office, Saturday18 March 2017

Lost Landscapes: Reconstructing medieval Essex
Saturday 18 March 2017, 10.30am-3.30pm
Essex Record Office, Wharf Road, Chelmsford, CM2 6YT
Organised by the Essex Record Office in partnership with the Essex Place Names Project and the Essex Society for Archaeology and History

Medieval Essex was a land of rich variety, including estuaries and marshland, coastline and rivers, royal forests and ancient countryside. The landscape around us can seem like a fixed and permanent thing but it is, in fact, ever-changing, shaped by both natural and human forces. Today, expert speakers will explore how the landscape of medieval Essex shaped the lives of the people who lived there, and how they in turn shaped the environment around them.

Registration and refreshments


Dr Jim Galloway – Fisheries, marshlands and environmental change in estuary Essex

Tea and coffee

Dr James Kemble – How the Essex Placenames database can help your research

Paul Mardon – What’s in a name? What names tell us about places


Graham Joliffe – Reconstructing an Essex medieval deer park

Prof. Steve Rippon – Early medieval estates in Essex


Keep in touch with the Essex Record Office
The ERO is the storehouse of Essex history. It cares for documents, maps, images, and sound and video recordings that together tell the story of nearly 1,000 years of our county’s past.
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The Essex Society for Archaeology and History

The Essex Place Names Project

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