IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1032: Monuments and Memory: New Research at English Heritage

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Michael Carter, Curatorial Department, English Heritage, London
Moderator/Chairs:Janet Burton, School of Archaeology, History & Anthropology, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Karen Stöber, Departament d'Història, Universitat de Lleida
Paper 1032-aTintagel Castle: Preliminary Analysis of a Five-Year Research Project
(Language: English)
Win Scutt, Curatorial Department, English Heritage, London
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - Secular, Economics - Trade, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 1032-bConstable's Gate, Dover Castle: Form and Planning
(Language: English)
Roy Porter, Curatorial Department, English Heritage, London
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - Secular, Art History - General, Daily Life
Paper 1032-cRevising Roche: The History, Art, and Architecture
(Language: English)
Michael Carter, Curatorial Department, English Heritage, London
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - Sculpture, Ecclesiastical History, Liturgy
Abstract

This session presents new research at three English Heritage sites: Tintagel Castle, Dover Castle, and Furness Abbey. Tintagel Castle has been the focus of a major five-year research project, providing new insights into the castle’s early medieval buildings and trading links with the eastern Mediterranean. Recent survey work and investigation at Constable’s Gate, Dover Castle, has enhanced understanding of the medieval form and function of the largest medieval castle gatehouse in England. The paper on Roche Abbey discusses the art and architecture of the monastery in the late Middle Ages, with an especial emphasis on death and commemoration.