Aelfric's Abbey: Excavations at Eynsham Abbey, Oxfordshire 1989-92 (Thames Valley Landscapes Monograph No. 16)
By: G.D. Keevill (author), A. Dodd (author), A. Hardy (author)Hardback
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The minster church at Eynsham, Oxfordshire, was founded in the 7th or 8th century and refounded in 1005 as a Benedictine abbey. This is a report on the excavations at the church by Oxford Archaeology. The excavations revealed substantial remains of the abbey, tracing its history from its foundation until the Dissolution in 1538-9. The excavated precinct buildings included part of the Great Cloister, refectory, kitchens, cellars, domestic range and latrines. A programme of geophysical survey was carried out in addition to the main excavation in order to study as much as possible of the abbey's inner and outer wards, and to place the excavations in their wider context. The recovery of archaeological evidence at the site, combined with a study of documentary sources, has provided a rare opportunity to study in depth the development and economy of a major religious house from its origins through to its demise.
by Alan Hardy, Anne Dodd and Graham Keevill
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