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Research project: Isle of Wight medieval landscape project

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This project is designed to look at the medieval landscape of the Isle of Wight, with particular focus on medieval settlement and agriculture and what this tells us about population levels on the island during the Middle Ages.

Recent fieldwork (1997) has looked at a possible DMV (Deserted Medieval Village) at Nunwell and Quarr Abbey (ongoing) the only medieval monastery (Cistercian) on the Isle of Wight. The research will also involve a re-examination of the documentary evidence, particularly medieval taxation records, to see what these can tell us about the population of the island during the Middle Ages.

Related research groups

Archaeological Prospection Service of Southampton (APSS)
Classical and historical archaeology
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