Excavations at Medieval Cripplegate, London

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Excavations at Medieval Cripplegate, London

Archaeology after the Blitz, 1946-68

Archaeological Reports

2013

February 15th, 2013

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The Cripplegate area of London was the site of a Roman fort and later of medieval structures and artefacts. Excavations between 1946 and 1968 by Professor W F Grimes for the Roman and Medieval London Excavation Council were carried out on 25 bomb-damaged sites, and were preliminarily reported by him in 1968. As part of a major post-excavation programme funded by English Heritage from 1992 to 1997, the archived material from these excavations are being fully published in a series of five volumes, of which this book is one. This report analyses the material afresh and re-appraises Grimes' work. It discusses the post-Roman structures and artefacts of the medieval defences, secular buildings (including evidence of Saxon London), parish churches, and a medieval hospital. Finally, these structures are put into a more contextual framework in a discussion of the dating and development of the street pattern of medieval Cripplegate.

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Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Front Cover1
Prelims2
Half Title2
Site picture3
Title Page4
Contents5
List of illustrations6
Acknowledgements9
Abbreviations10
Summary11
Résumé12
Zusammenfassung13
Chapter 1 – War and peace15
Chapter 2 – London Wall23
Chapter 3 – Houses and halls50
Chapter 4 – Parish church81
Chapter 5 – Townscape and topography131
Chapter 6 – Si Monumentum Requiris, circumspice144
Endmatter152
Index152
Imprint165