A Research Framework for the Archaeology of Wales

Southwest Wales –Medieval, key sites

22/12/2003

 

 

Castles/Defences

 

Cardigan Castle

Survey and excavation within the castle.

Murphy and O’Mahoney 1985

 

Carew Castle

Excavation and survey.

Austin 1993, 1995a, 1995b

 

Dryslwyn Castle

Partial excavation of castle. Environmental evidence: plant macrofossils; animal bone; molluscs; insects.

Capel 1990; Capel and Jessop 1996; Webster 1981, 1982; Webster and Caple 1983

 

Laugharne Castle

Extensive excavations within the castle. Environmental evidence: plant macrofossils; animal bone.

Avent 1978, 1979,1988, 1992, 1993

 

Newcastle Emlyn

Survey and excavation.

Parry 1987

 

Pembroke town walls

Survey of the medieval town walls.

King and Cheshire 1982

 

Tenby town walls

Survey of the medieval town walls of Tenby.

Thomas 1993

 

Monastic sites

 

Haverfordwest Priory

Large-scale excavation of the priory. Not yet fully published. Environmental evidence: animal bone; molluscs.

Rees 1987

 

St. John’s and St. Teulyddog’s Priory, Carmarthen

Excavations supported by finds reports and bone analysis.

James T, 1985

 

Greyfriars, Carmarthen

Extensive excavations, supported by finds reports, environmental analyses and scientific dates.

James 1997

 

Churches/chapels

 

Capel Teilo, Kidwelly

Account of small-scale excavations.

Jones 1991

 

Llanychlwydog Church

Excavation in and around a medieval church.

Murphy 1987

 

Other key churches/chapels texts: Ludlow 2000a - d

 

 

Towns

 

Newport, Pembrokeshire

Excavations in a deserted part of the medieval town, supported by pottery analysis. Environmental evidence: plant macrofossils.

Murphy 1994a

 

Pembroke

Small-scale excavations within the medieval town.

Lawler 1998

 

St Clears

Small-scale excavations on line of defences. Radiocarbon dates. Environmental evidence: pollen.

Murphy 1997

 

Wiston, Pembrokeshire

Excavation and survey in a deserted medieval town, supported by pottery analysis, environmental analysis and a radiocarbon date..

Murphy 1995b

 

Other town key texts: Soulsby 1983

 

Architecture/standing buildings

 

The King’s Court, Talley

Structural analysis of a late medieval monastic hall house.

Roberts and Suggett 1999

 

Penallt, Kidwelly

Structural analysis of a medieval house.

Davis 1989

 

St Davids Bishop’s Palace

Survey and structural analysis of the palace.

Turner 2000

 

Other key architecture/standing building texts: Smith 1988, 1994

 

Field systems

 

Marros Mountain, Carmarthenshire

Survey of a relict strip field system.

Murphy 1988

 

Other field system texts

Davies 1973

 

Resources

 

Bryn Cysegrfan, Llanfair Clydogau

Excavation and survey of pillow mounds and associated structures. Supported by radiocarbon dates. Environmental evidence: pollen; soil studies.

Austin 1988

 

 

 

Pottery Studies

 

Most pottery studies are contained within reports on excavations cited above – Cardigan Castle, Greyfriars Carmarthen, Newport  and Wiston. A key text is Papazian and Campbell 1992. See also Brennan and Murphy 1993-4.

 

 

 

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