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Kentish bibliography

This bibliography of Kentish archaeology and history includes academic articles in Archaeologia Cantiana and other journals, standalone printed volumes and ePublications.


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General and multi-period


Allen, T.G., 2021, ‘Prehistoric to Medieval Discoveries Along the A21 Tonbridge-Pembury Dualling Scheme’, Archaeologia Cantiana, cxlii, 188-234.

Ahmet, J., 2021, 50 Finds From Kent: objects from the Portable Antiquities Scheme (Stroud: Amberley Publishing).

Betts, P., An Obscure and Inconsiderable Parish: a history of Frittenden~ (Tenterden: Canterley Publishing Ltd).

Biddulph, E. et al., London Gateway: settlement, farming and industry from prehistory to the present in the Thames Estuary: archaeological investigations at DP World London Gateway Port and Logistics Park, Essex, and on the Hoo Peninsula, Kent (Oxford: Oxford Archaeology).

Bligh, S., E. Edwards and S. Sweetinburgh (eds), Maritime Kent Through the Ages (Woodbridge: Boydell Press), ‘Introduction’, 1-21.

Brodie, A., 2022, The Spur, Dover Castle, Kent: architectural investigation report (Swindon: Historic England Publishing).

Canterbury Archaeological Trust., Canterbury’s Archaeology 2019-2020, 44th Annual Report (Canterbury: CAT).

Canterbury Archaeological Trust., 2022, Canterbury’s Archaeology 2020-2021, 45th Annual Report (Canterbury: CAT).

Flintham, D., ‘Centre for Experimental Military Archaeology at Detling’, KAS, 116, 17-19.

Geraint, F., 2022, Ramsgate, Thanet, Kent: historic area assessment (Swindon: Historic England Publishing).

Gibbons, V. and T., ‘The Middle/Late Iron Age and Roman Finds made by Antoinette Powell-Cotton on the Foreshore and Cliff Tops at Minnis Bay, Birchington’, Archaeologia Cantiana, cxlii, 81-104.

Lincoln, M., ‘Afterword’, in Bligh, S., E. Edwards and S. Sweetinburgh (eds), Maritime Kent Through the Ages (Woodbridge: Boydell Press), 487-491.

Margetts, A., The Wandering Herd: the medieval cattle economy of South-East England c.450-1450 (Oxford: Windgather Press).

McGonigal, C., The Deedes Family in Hythe, Kent 1580-1800 (Hythe: Hythe Civic Society Local History Group).

Newell, N., ‘Cranbrook In Hundred And Lathe’ Cranbrook Journal, 31, 1-4 (2020).

Nicholls, H., ‘Evidence of Late Iron Age/Early Roman Settlement and an Early Medieval Strips Field System at Shadoxhurst’, Archaeologia Cantiana, cxlii, 118-31.

Pattison, P., The Great Tower of Dover Castle – history, architecture and context (Swindon: Historic England, 2020).

Pittman, S., Crockenhill: past and present (Tenterden: Canterley Publishing).

Rady, J., Evidence for a Neolithic midden, later prehistoric and Anglo-Saxon settlement at the site of the new Ellington and Hereson school, Ramsgate. Occas. Paper 13 (Canterbury: CAT).

Rosman, D., Canterbury: 2022, a history since 1500, the story of a city and its people (Lancaster: Carnegie Publishing).

Sackville-West, R., 2022, Knole: a private view of one of Britain’s Great Houses (New York: Rozzini Electa).

Stoodley, N. and Cosh, S.R., The Romano-British Villa and Anglo-Saxon Cemetery at Eccles, Kent: a summary of the excavations by Alex Detsicas with a consideration of the archaeological, historical and linguistic context (Oxford: Archaeopress Archaeology).

Varrall, C., Engineering Richborough (Deal: Addelam Books) [development of Richborough from Roman times].

Woodhams, J., Canterbury in 50 buildings (Stroud: Amberley Publishing).

Young, C., ‘Kent’s Changing Coastal Landscape: a view across space and time (or “Where the land meets the sea!)”’, in Bligh, S., E. Edwards and S. Sweetinburgh (eds), Maritime Kent Through the Ages (Woodbridge: Boydell), 25-81.




Beresford, F., ‘A Further Refitting Reduction Sequence of Early Middle Palaeolithic Laminar Flakes from Stoneham’s Pit, Crayford, Kent’, KAS, 114, 38-43.

Gardiner, V., 2022, ‘Fieldwork in Kent Undertaken by MOLA 2019-2020: summary reports’, Archaeologia Cantiana, cxliii, 326-331.

Gittings, E., 2022, ‘Excavations at Margett’s Pit, Burham: large-scale manufacture of artefacts in Late Bronze Age/Early Iron Age’, Archaeologia Cantiana, cxliii, 305-314.

Knowles, P. and Allen, T., 2022, ‘A Rare Kentish Example of a Very Early Post-Glacial Flint-Knapping Site at Court Stairs, Ramsgate’, Archaeologia Cantiana, cxliii, 274- 291.

Parfitt, K., 2022, ‘Ringlemere: investigation of prehistoric ring-ditches, M2 and M3’, Archaeologia Cantiana, cxliii, 1-32.

Philp, B., A. Woodcock and P. Couldrey, Prehistoric Sites on the Kent M25 Motorway (Dover: KARU).

Russel, C., 2022, ‘Extended Continuity of Late Iron Age Landscape Features Revealed in Archaeological Investigations at Moat Road, Headcorn’, Archaeologia Cantiana, cxliii, 20-26.

Slaughter, P., 2022, ‘Bronze Age River and Pastoral Life on The Foreshore at Swalecliffe’, Archaeologia Cantiana, cxliii, 315-320.

Sparey-Green, C., ‘Bigbury Camp and its Associated Earthworks: recent archaeological research’, Archaeologia Cantiana, cxlii, 31-58.




Blanning, E., ‘Trade and Industry during the Roman period’, in Bligh, S., E. Edwards and S. Sweetinburgh (eds), Maritime Kent Through the Ages (Woodbridge: Boydell), 171-194.

Boden, D. and J. Weekes, ‘Near the Heart of Romano-British Durovernum: excavations at 70 Stour Street, Canterbury’, Archaeologia Cantiana, cxlii, 286-297.

Clifton, S., 2022, ‘The Complex of Roman Buildings Excavated by MAAG at East Farleigh, 2005-17: an interim report’, Archaeologia Cantiana, cxliii, 129-157.

Cramp, G., ‘The Re-Discovery of Hartlip Roman Villa’, KAS, 116, 22-25.

Gerrard, J. and Seddon, G., 2022, By the Medway Marsh. Pre-Construct Archaeology Ltd Monograph No. 24. (Results of excavation at Grange, Gillingham; see review.)

Goacher, D., ‘The Roman Building at Chart Sutton Revisited’, Archaeologia Cantiana, cxlii, 253-272.

Philp, B. and J. Wilson, The Discovery of a Roman Settlement in the Centre of Gravesend (Dover: KARU, 2020).

Topham, G. et al., ‘The Lympne Roman Settlement: geophysics results’, KAS, 114, 24-28.

Wallis, S., ‘Evidence of Late Roman Settlement near the site of the Church Hall, Kemsing’, Archaeologia Cantiana, cxlii, 273-285.




Dark, K., 2022, ‘The Earliest English Church? A reconsideration of the chapel of St Pancras, in St. Augustine’s Abbey, Canterbury’, Journal of British Archaeological Association, online 18 July 2022.

Gretzinge. J., et al., 2022, ‘The Anglo-Saxon migration and the formation of the early English gene pool’, Nature, 21, September 2022.

Parfitt, K., ‘Defending the Kent Coast – Roman to Anglo-Saxon’, in Bligh, S., E. Edwards and S. Sweetinburgh (eds), Maritime Kent Through the Ages (Woodbridge: Boydell), 85-109.

Reid, P., 2022, ‘Probable SFB at Market Inn Site Yields First Secure Evidence of Early Anglo-Saxon Settlement at Faversham; some comparisons with other Kentish SFBs’, Archaeologia Cantiana, cxliii, 51-77.

Richardson, A., ‘Far-Fetched Treasures: the maritime networks of the Kingdom of Kent’, in Bligh, S., E. Edwards and S. Sweetinburgh (eds), Maritime Kent Through the Ages (Woodbridge: Boydell), 195-214.

Tongeren, T.V., 2022, ‘The Updown Anglo-Saxon Cemetery: a revision of the site’s chronology using correspondence analysis’, Archaeologia Cantiana, cxliii, 93-120.




Allen, T. and Martin, T., 2022, The Castle Hill Brickworks and Somerhill Estate: post medieval discoveries on the A21 Tonbridge-To Pembury Dualling Scheme, Kent (Oxford: Oxford Archaeology).

Andrews, M., Coin Hoarding in Medieval England and Wales, c.973-1544: behaviours, motivations, and mentalités (Oxford: BAR Publishing, 2019) [Includes Kent examples].

Calazza, M., ‘Saints and Weirs: late medieval and early modern communities within a small island landscape in North Kent’, in Bligh, S., E. Edwards and S. Sweetinburgh (eds), Maritime Kent Through the Ages (Woodbridge: Boydell), 401-415.

Carter, M., ‘The Late Monastery of Boxley in the Countie of Kent: court of augmentation accounts for the dissolving of Boxley Abbey’, Archaeologia Cantiana, cxlii, 176-187.

Cleaver, L., 2022, ‘Fire! Accounts of Destruction and Survival at Canterbury & Bury St Edmunds in the Late Twelfth Century’, in K. Gerry and L. Cleaver (eds), Lost Artefacts From Medieval England & France (Woodbridge: Boydell).

Cole, D., Medieval Tonbridge Revealed (Tonbridge: Tonbridge History Society).

Dawkes, G., The Medieval Hospital of St Mary & Other Features: excavations at Friary Place, Strood, Kent (Portslade, East Sussex: SpoilHeap Publications, 2020).

De Beer, L. and N. Speakman, Thomas Becket: murder and the making of a saint (London: The British Museum) [850th anniversary].

Draper, G., ‘Urban Privilege? The advantages and enjoyment of Cinque Ports’ status in the Middle Ages’, in Bligh, S., E. Edwards and S. Sweetinburgh, (eds), Maritime Kent Through the Ages (Woodbridge: Boydell), 277-297.

Draper, G., 2022, ‘Knole House, Jack Cade and the “Battle of Solefields”, Archaeologia Cantiana, cxliii, 121-128.

Draper, S., 2022, ‘What Archbishop Bourchier Acquired in his 1456 Knole Transaction’, Archaeologia Cantiana, cxliii, 258-273.

Lepine, D., 2022, ‘William Thornbury (d.1481), Vicar of Faversham - and Anchorite?’, Archaeologia Cantiana, cxliii, 228-246.

Neal, D.S. and Rodwell, W., 2022, Canterbury Cathedral, Trinity Chapel: the archaeology of the Mosaic Pavement and setting of the Shrine of St Thomas Becket (Oxbow).

Sweetinburgh, S., 2022, ‘Starting a New Life as Artisans and Traders in Ricardian and Henrician Canterbury (c.1400 and c.1500), Archaeologia Cantiana, cxliii, 33-50.

Wilson, E., 2022, ‘Iconography and Origin: a twelfth-century Limoges enamel plaque from Bayham Abbey in the British Museum’, Archaeologia Cantiana, cxliii, 158-180.

Wood, R., 2022, ‘Sculpture at The Green Court Gateway of Canterbury Cathedral Priory’, Archaeologia Cantiana, cxliii, 181-189.


Early Modern


Bolton, M., 2022, ‘The Isle of Thanet and the 1642 Protestation Oath’, Archaeologia Cantiana, cxliii, 247-257.

Leach, A., 2022, ‘“For the Honour of that Ancient Metropolis”: William Somner’s The Antiquities of Canterbury (1640)’, Archaeologia Cantiana, cxliii, 190-214.

Rosman, D., 2022, Canterbury: A History since 1500, the story of a city and its people (Palatine Books).

Williamson, S., 2022, ‘New Light on Stephen Gray, frs (1666-1736) Canterbury Freeman Dyer’, Archaeologia Cantiana, cxliii, 292-304.

Zell, M. and Davies J., 2022, ‘The “Great Plague of London” in Greenwich and Deptford, 1665-1666’, Archaeologia Cantiana, cxliii, 78-92.


Modern (post 1700)


Adams, E., 2022, Ashford at War (Canterley Publishing).

Adams, E., 2022, High Halden at War (Tenterden: Canterley Publishing, 2021).

Adams, E., 2022, Rolvenden at War (Tenterden: Canterley Publishing).

Adams, E., 2022, Wittersham School: the first 200 years (Tenterden: Canterley Publishing, 2019).

Allen, G., 2022, Bees, Wasps & Ants of Kent (Sittingbourne: Kent Field Club, 2nd edition, 2020).

Bradbury, D., 2022, Dungeness: coastal architecture (London, Pavilion Bks).

Cadbury, D., 2022, The School That Escaped the Nazis (London: Insiders/Outsiders & The Association of Jewish Refugees) [Bunce Court School, Otterden].

Cossons, N., 2022, Chatham Historic Dockyard: world power to resurgence (Swindon: Historic England Publishing, 2021).

Cruttenden, N., 2022, Watch & Ward: a history of Margate Borough Police 1858-1943 (Birchington: Ozaru Books).

Down, C., 2022, Swanscombe Cement Works and its Railways (Bedford: Strathwood).

FitzGerald, R., 2022, Buildings of Kent (Oxbridge: Kedleston Publishing).

Fishpool, J., 2022, Dial 999! Herne Bay’s Emergency Services Through the Years (Herne Bay: Herne Bay Historical Records Soc).

Grattan, P., 2022, Oasts and Hop Kilns: a history (Swindon: Historic England Publishing, 2021).

Merwe van de, P., 2022, ‘William Pratt of Greenwich (1717-95): ship’s carpenter and painter’, The Mariner’s Mirror, 107, 3 (2021), 370-373.

Mills, P., 2022, Prevention, Detection & Keepers of The Peace: policing Tonbridge, a division of Kent County Constabulary, the first 50 years and more (Tonbridge: Mr Books).

Pittman, S., 2022, A.J. Clements & Sons Farmers of Gosenhill, Crockenhill, Kent (Dartford: Darenth Print Design).

Robinson, K., 2022, ‘Kentish Duck Decoys’, Archaeologia Cantiana, cxliii, 215-227.

Sankey, G., 2022, Old Breweries of Tunbridge Wells: the history of brewing beer in and around the town (Tunbridge Wells: Royal Tunbridge Wells Civic Society, 2020).

Seymour, R., 2022, Brasted Place. Its owners and residents: a history (Brasted: Brasted Society).

Taylor, I. and Killingray, D., 2022, Sevenoaks 1790-1914: risk and choice in West Kent (Hatfield: University of Hertfordshire Press).

Thomas, A., 2022, Railways of the South-East (Stamford: Key Publishing) [mostly Kent].

Turner, R., 2022, The Story of Herne Bay’s Pleasure Boats (Herne Bay: Herne Bay Historical Records Soc.).

Vincent, P., 2022, Country Matters (Tenterden: Canterley Publishing, 2020) [Farming at Elham].

Williams, V., 2022, From Bobby’s to Folca (Folkestone: Folkestone & District Local History Soc.) [History of Folkestone’s department store 1906-2020].

Williams, V., 2022, A Century of Service the Rotary Club of Folkestone (Folkestone: Folkestone & District Local History Soc.).