The Archaeology of Medieval Scarborough - Excavation and Research 1987-2004, by Trevor Pearson
Published by the Scarborough Archaeological and Historical Society in 2005, 152 pages. Large A4 size paperback (N5582)
From the rear side cover: Little remains of the large and important town which stood in the shadow of Scarborough's imposing castle in the Middle Ages. Nearly 20 years of excavation and historical research by the Scarborough Archaeological and Historical Society have, however, reconstructed the main features of what was a vibrant centre of medieval urban life. This book describes that research and analyses it to build up a comprehensive picture of what the town looked like between 1150 and 1550.
Drawing upon evidence obtained from its excavations, old maps and documentary sources, the book depicts Scarborough's defences, streets, property boundaries, water supplies, churches and friaries, markets, industries and harbour as they appeared in the Middle Ages. This picture is preceded by a summary of the history of the settlement of Scarborough from prehistoric to modern times. Over 80 maps, drawings and photographs guide the reader through the technical evidence and analysis.
Based on meticulous scholarship, methodological rigour and astute interpretation, The Archaeology of Medieval Scarborough sets a benchmark of excellence in the study of the now mostly hidden features of this important medieval town.
Condition of the book is generally very good. The covers have one or two minor scuffs and wear along the edges, but are clean and bright, the spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a small price sticker on the rear side cover.