Professor Stephen Rippon



Kingdon, Civitas and Kingdom, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2018.

with Smart C, Pears B, The Fields of Britannia, Oxford University Press, 2015.

Making Sense of an Historic Landscape, OUP Oxford, 2012.

with Fulford M, Pevensey Castle, Sussex: Excavations in the Roman Fort and Medieval Keep, 1993-5, Salisbury, Wessex Archaeology, 2011.

with Claughton P, Smart C, Mining in a Medieval Landscape: the royal silver mines of the Tamar Valley, Exeter, University of Exeter Press, 2009.

Beyond the Medieval Village: The Diversification of Landscape Character in Southern Britain, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2008.

with Gardiner M, Medieval Landscapes, Oxford, Windgather Press, 2007.

Landscape, Community and Colonisation: the North Somerset Levels during the 1st to 2nd Millennia AD., Council for British Archaeology, 2006.

Historic Landscape Analysis: Deciphering the Countryside, Council for British Archaeology, 2004.

Making Sense of a Historic Landscape, Oxford, Oxford Universsity Press


Anglo-Saxon farms and farming, ECONOMIC HISTORY REVIEW, vol. 69, no. 1, 2016, 361-362

Struggling with the Environment: Land Use and Productivity, AGRICULTURAL HISTORY, vol. 90, no. 4, 2016, 561-562

with Wainwright A, Smart C, Farming regions in medieval England: the archaeobotanical and zooarchaeological evidence, Medieval Archaeology, vol. 58, Society for Medieval Archaeology, 2014, 195-255

Historic Landscape Character and Sense of Place, Landscape Research, vol. 38, no. 2, 2013, 179-202

Where Rivers Meet. The Archaeology of Catholme and the Trent-Tame Confluence, MEDIEVAL ARCHAEOLOGY, vol. 55, 2011, 414-415

Deserted Villages Revisited, MEDIEVAL ARCHAEOLOGY, vol. 55, 2011, 416-417

'"Uncommonly rich and fertile" or "not very salubrious"? The Perception and Value of Wetland Landscapes', Landscapes, vol. 10, Windgather Press, 2009, 39-60

Coastal trade in Roman Britain: the investigation of Crandon Bridge, Somerset, a Romano-British trans-shipment port beside the Severn Estuary', Britannia, vol. XXXIX, Society for the Promotion of Romaan Studies, 2008, 85-144

Historic Landscape Characterization: its role in contemporary British archaeology and landscape history, Landscapes, vol. 8(ii), Windgather Press, 2007, 1-14

with Brown AG, Fyfe R, Beyond villages and open fields: the origins and development of a historic landscape characterised by dispersed settlement in South West England, Medieval Archaeology, vol. 50, no. 1, 2006, 31-70

Making the most of a bad situation? Glastonbury Abbey and the exploitation of wetland resources in the Somerset Levels, Medieval Archaeology, vol. 48, no. 1, 2004, 91-130

with Fyfe RM, Brown AG, Characterising the late prehistoric, 'Romano-British' and medieval landscape, and dating the emergence of a regionally distinct agricultural system in South West Britain, Journal of Archaeological Science, vol. 31, no. 12, 2004, 1699-1714

with Fyfe RM, Brown AG, Mid- to late-Holocene vegetation history of Greater Exmoor, UK: Estimating the spatial extent of human-induced vegetation change, Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, vol. 12, no. 4, 2003, 215-232

with Martin MH, Jackson AW, The use of soil analysis in the interpretation of an early historic landscape at Puxton in somerset, Landscape History, vol. 23, no. 1, 2001, 27-38

with Foard G, Managing the historic landscape: The register of landscapes of outstanding historic interest in wales, Landscape History, vol. 20, no. 1, 1998, 99-103

with Fulford MG, Allen JRL, The settlement and drainage of the wentlooge level, gwent: Excavation and survey at rumney great wharf 1992, Britannia, vol. 25, 1994, 175-211

with BRADLEY R, HARDING J, RIPPON S, MATHEWS M, A FIELD METHOD FOR INVESTIGATING the DISTRIBUTION of ROCK ART, Oxford Journal of Archaeology, vol. 12, no. 2, 1993, 129-143


with Silvester B, Dixon P, The form and pattern of medieval settlement, in The Oxford Handbook of Later Medieval Archaeology in Britain, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018, 171-192

Marshlands and other wetlands, in Water and the Environment in the Anglo-Saxon World, Oxford University Press, 2018, 89-106

Romano-British coarse ware industries and socio-economic interaction in eastern England, in The Rural Economy of Roman Britain New Visions of the Countryside of Roman Britain, Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, 2017, 337-352

with Creighton OH, Conquest, colonisation and the countryside: archaeology and the mid-11th- to mid-12th-century rural landscape, in Dyer C, Hadley D (eds) Archaeology and the Norman Conquest, Leeds: Society for Medieval Archaeology, 2017

The South Essex Marshes in the medieval and post medieval periods, in Lives in Land - Mucking Excavations Volume 1. Prehistory, Context and Summary, Oxford: Oxbow Books Limited, 2015, 496-498

Historic Landscape Analysis: understanding the past in the present, in Detecting and Understanding Historic Landscapes, Mantova: SAP Societa Archeologica S.R.L., 2015, 153-172

The past in the present: understanding the origins of our historic landscapes, in Chavarria Arnau A, Reynolds A (eds) Detecting and Understanding Historic Landscapes, Mantova: SAP Societa Archeologica, 2015, 153-172

Water and land, in Crick J, van Houts E (eds) A Social History of England, 900-1200, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011, 38-45

Landscape change in the "Long Eighth Century" in southern England, in Higham NJ, Ryan MJ (eds) The Landscape of Anglo-Saxon England, Woodbridge: Boydell, 2010, 39-64

Understanding the medieval landscape, in Gilchrist R, Reynolds A (eds) Fifty Years of Medieval Archaeology, Leeds: Society for Medieval Archaeology, 2009, 227-255

with Croft R, Post-Conquest Medieval, in Webster C (eds) The Archaeology of South West England. South West Archaeological Research Framework: Resource Assessment and Research Agend, Somerset County Council, 2008, 195-208

with C Gerrard, Artefacts, sites and landscapes. Archaeology and medieval studies, in Deyermond A (eds) Medieval Studies, London: British Academy, 2007, 525-555

Waterways and water transport on reclaimed coastal marshlands: the Severn Estuary and beyond, in Blair J (eds) Early Medieval Water Management, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007, 207-227

Emerging regional variation in historic landscape character: the possible significance of the "Long Eighth Century", in Gardiner M, Rippon S (eds) Medieval Landscapes, Oxford: Windgather Press, 2007, 105-121

with Gardiner M, Looking to the future of medieval archaeology, in Gilchrist R, Reynolds A (eds) Fifty Years of Medieval Archaeology, Leeds: Society for Medieval Archaeology, 65-78


review of 'Excavations at Pevensey Castle 1936 to 1964', MEDIEV ARCHAEOL, vol. 54, no. 1, MANEY PUBLISHING, 2010, 486-486

review of 'The Anglo-Saxon Settlement and Cemetery at Bloodmoor Hill, Carlton Colville, Suffolk', MEDIEV ARCHAEOL, vol. 54, no. 1, MANEY PUBLISHING, 2010, 488-488

review of 'Medieval Land Reclamation at Brayford Pool, Lincoln'. Archaeological Excavation at The Brayford Centre 2000., MEDIEV ARCHAEOL, vol. 54, no. 1, MANEY PUBLISHING, 2010, 516-516

review of 'Borderland farming: Possibilities and limitations of farming in the Roman period and Early Middle Ages between the Rhine and Meuse', J ARCHAEOL SCI, vol. 24, no. 6, ACADEMIC PRESS LTD, 1997, 579-579


Human-environment relations in the Gwent Levels: Ecology and the historic landscape in a coastal wetland, International Conference on Wetlands - Archaeology and Nature Conservation, UNIV BRISTOL, BRISTOL, ENGLAND, 11th - 14th Apr 1994. Wetlands: Archaeology and Nature Conservation, 1995, 62-74