Lecture: Measuring Medieval Malton

Thursday 2nd September at 7.00pm

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We are very pleased to welcome Dr Patrick Ottaway for this lecture.

This lecture will present the results of a community research project based at the Museum which examined the history of the town plan of Malton. Many property boundaries in towns of medieval origin have remained unchanged since they were laid out at the time they were founded. By measuring the width of property frontages and by referring to old maps of Malton the project was able to determine some of the principles the medieval surveyors used when converting open land into the town we know today.

Dr Patrick Ottaway has been a professional archaeologist for 40 years. Formerly Head of Fieldwork at York Archaeological Trust, he set up PJO Archaeology in 2006, a York-based archaeological consultancy which provides services to commercial and academic clients. He has written numerous publications, including Roman York (2004) and Roman Yorkshire: People, Culture, Landscape (2013); and has a particular interest in the origin of towns.

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