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date: 22 July 2019

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The medieval manor house and moated site are a familiar site in the landscape of Britain. Recognized as the power houses of the medieval period, they were more than just a home, they were symbolic of wealth and status. Despite their importance, the archaeological interest in these monuments has not been as extensive as for other buildings from the period. This chapter discusses the development of the form and character of the medieval manor house as it evolves during the late medieval period. A post-processual framework allows the exploration of the importance of the interaction with the physical landscape, the use of material culture, environmental evidence, and artefacts which will enable us to understand the day-to-day experiences of late medieval society.

Keywords: manor, moat, landscape, power, status, post-processual

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