ROMNEY MARSH

Midley Church Bank, Romney Marsh Antony Long and Jim Innes 37 4. The Proposed Northern Course of the Rother: a Sedimentological and Microfaunal Invest...

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Oxford University Committee for Archaeology Monograph No. 41

ROMNEY MARSH The Debatable Ground Edited by Jill Eddison

Oxford University Committee for Archaeology 1995

Contents

Acknowledgements Foreword

Jill Eddison and Mark Gardiner

1. Roraney Marsh: the Debatable Ground

ix Michael Tooley

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2. The Morphology and Evolution of Denge Beach and Denge Marsh Andrew Plater and Antony Long, with contributions by Christopher Spencer, Richard DeLaCour and Frank Oldfield

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3. A Palaeoenvironmental Investigation of the 'Midley Sand' and Associated Deposits at the Midley Church Bank, Romney Marsh Antony Long and Jim Innes

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4. The Proposed Northern Course of the Rother: a Sedimentological and Microfaunal Investigation Martin Wass

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5. Romney Marsh: the Field-Walking Evidence

78

Anne Reeves

6. The Medieval Houses of the Marsh: the Missing Evidence

Sarah Pearson

7. Hope all Saints: a Survey and Discussion of the Ruins and Earthworks

92

Maureen Bennell

99

8. Adaptation and Investment in the Age of the Great Storms: Agricultural Policy on the Manors of the Principal Lords of the Romney Marshes and the Marshland Fringe, c. 1250-1320

Anthony Gross and Andrew Butcher

107

9. Medieval Salt-Making and the Inning of Tidal Marshes at Belgar, Lydd 10. Medieval Farming and Flooding in the Brede Valley

Eleanor Vollans

Mark Gardiner

11. The Impact of Marshland Drainage on Rye Harbour, 1550-1650

118 127

Stephen Hipkin

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12. Attempts to clear the Rother Channel, 1613-1624 Jill Eddison 13. Drainage of Romney Marsh and Maintenance of the Dymchurch Wall in the early 17th century Dorothy Beck '

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List of Contributors

169

Index of Places and Historical People

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