Excavations at Hulton Abbey, Staffordshire 1987-1994 [Paperback]

William D. Klemperer (Author); Noel Boothroyd (Author)

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ISBN: 9781904350309 | Published by: Society for Medieval Archaeology | Series: Society for Medieval Archaeology Monographs (SMA) | Volume: 21 | Year of Publication: 2005 | Language: English 238p, b/w figs and pls, 2 col pls
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Excavations at Hulton Abbey, Staffordshire 1987-1994

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Hulton Abbey was a minor Cistercian monastery in north Staffordshire (England), founded in 1219 and finally dissolved in 1538. This is the final report on the archaeological excavations undertaken there between 1987 and 1994. In particular, the chapter house was uncovered and re-assessed and the eastern part of the church and north aisle were completely excavated, together with the eastern half of the nave. The excavations are described by area and chronological phase with detailed specialist reports including architectural stonework and decorated floor tiles.

An extensive programme of sampling and analysis of pollen remains from burials was also completed. The remains of 91 individuals, mainly men but also women and children, are reported on in detail, with sections on abnormalities and pathology as well as medieval burial goods such as a wax chalice and wooden wands.
Comparisons with other published monastic sites in the region help to place Hulton into a wider context. An important element of the project was education and community involvement and today the site lies in a small urban park in Stoke-on-Trent.

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