Looking further afield: Field patterns, distribution and the settlement heirarchy

Having looked at what medieval remains still survive in our modern settlements, let us now look at how we can set those remnants into a wider landscape. To do this we will need to look at map and archive evidence and consider the overall pattern of medieval settlement.

The general principles of map regression are covered in the ‘Tools for researching the landscape’ online course, but there are specific details we can look for with regards to the medieval landscape.