Archaeology at St Gregory's Minster


A suggested bibliography of publications by the late Professor Philip Rahtz and Lorna Watts (Rahtz), relating to Kirkdale archaeology.

L. Watts, J. Grenville and P. A. Rahtz:

Archaeology at Kirkdale (Supplement to The Ryedale Historian 18, 1996-1997)


L. Watts, P. A. Rahtz, E. Okasha, S. A. J. Bradley and J. Higgitt:

'Kirkdale - The Inscriptions', Medieval Archaeology XLI (1997), pp. 51-99.


P. A. Rahtz:

'Ghosts at Kirkdale', The Ryedale Historian 19 (1998-1999), pp. 17-20.


L. Watts:

'The Rev D. H. Haigh and Runes at Kirkdale', The Ryedale Historian 19, 1998-1999, pp. 21-24.


P. A. Rahtz and L. Watts:

'Kirkdale Archaeology 1996-1997' (Supplement to The Ryedale Historian 19, 1998-1999).


P. A. Rahtz and L. Watts:

'Three Ages of Conversion at Kirkdale', in M Carver ed, The Cross goes North (Woodbridge, 2003), pp. 289-309.


P. A. Rahtz and L. Watts:

'Excavations in Ryedale 2000' [including South exterior of Kirkdale], The Ryedale Historian 21 (2002-2004), 19-26.


L. Watts:

'Kirkdale, Lastingham and Bede: A Note', Northern History XLIII:2 (2006), 343-344. 


L. Watts:

'St Gregory's Minster, Kirkdale' [2014 watching brief], The Ryedale Historian 27 (2014-2015), 54-58.



Lorna Watts has completed the formidable task of preparing for publication the records of the major archaeological investigations in Kirkdale carried out by Professor Philip Rahtz, Lorna Watts and members of the Department of Archaeology at the University of York. This eagerly awaited work, profusely illustrated by the distinguished drawings and photographs by Philip Rahts and provided with a valuable Synthesis (Overview, Interpretations and References) by Lorna Watts, is now published as St Gregory's Minster, Kirkdale, North Yorkshire. Archaeological Investigations and Historical Context, by Archaeopress Archaeology, Oxford (2021).


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