Transactions of the London & Middlesex Archaeological Society

Volume 69 - 2018

The articles will become availabe for download in December 2022

List of Contents

Francis Celoria: a tribute to his contribution to London archaeology
John Ashdown & Bruce Watson
The late Francis Celoria as the Museum of London first field officer during 1960-65 helped train and inspire a generation of archaeologists. His fieldwork included investigating the burial of Anne Mowbray (died 1481), the child bride of the younger of the Princes in the Tower (see LAMAS Trans 67, 2016).

A Middle Bronze Age Settlement in the Lea Valley at Navigation Park, Ponders End, Enfield
Andrew Simmonds and Steve Lawrence.
Excavations in the Lea Valley have revealed an unusual type of Middle Bronze Age settlement.

Finches, Flowers and Fruit: painted wall plaster from 2nd –century buildings at 8-13 Lime Street, London
Ian Betts and Alison Telfer
Excavations in the heart of the Roman city of Londinium revealed a large section of collapsed painted wall plaster, it had an elaborate decorative scheme.

Medieval Buildings before the Great Barn: archaeological investigations at Manor Farm, Harmondsworth, 1987-89
Robert Cowie
Excavations around the majestic Great Barn in west London revealed extensive evidence of earlier and contemporary activity.

Saxon and later Secular Settlement at Barking: excavations at London Road
Shane Maher and Frank Meddens
The article describes a complex sequence of urban activity which took place just outside Barking's medieval abbey both before and after the Reformation.

'Brut Sett London Ston': London and London Stone in a 14th-Century English Metrical Chronicle
John Clark
This remnant of the legendary London Stone was already shrouded in myth and legend by the medieval period.

Richard Osbarn, Guildhall Chamber Clerk, 1400-37
Robert A. Wood
Richard Osbarn was chief officer to the Chamberlain of the City of London from 1400 until his resignation in 1437.

The Barbican before Barbican: the house, the history, and the "imaginary" watchtower
Caroline A. Sandes
Did you know that the modern City of London housing and arts complex is actually named after a medieval house?

Further Evidence for the abbey of St Clare and later occupation at 24-26 Minories, EC1
Antonietta Lerz
Excavations within the outer precinct of this medieval nunnery revealed a complex sequence of structural activity, which continued until the 19th century.

Pinner's Suffragettes
Thamar MacIver
With another election campaign ongoing, this article is a timely reminder of the bitter struggle than London's women waged to get the vote in 1918.

There are illustrated reviews of the 2018 LAMAS Local History Conference and the 2019 LAMAS Archaeological Conference.

The 15 Book reviews this year include: The River's Tale': Archaeology on the Thames Foreshore in Greater London; Londinium: A Biography; Roman London from its Origins to the Fifth Century and The Roman Pottery Manufacturing Site in Highgate Wood: Excavations 1966–78.