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This volume has been written in two distinct sections by authors who have prepared, in a different format, a large section of the material. Dr Tweddle's Ph.D. thesis was concerned with the whole region (Tweddle 1986b), while the stones from the Winchester excavations have been prepared for publication as part of a volume in the Winchester Studies series (Biddle and Kjølbye-Biddle forthcoming a). The format of the acknowledgements takes this into account.

The editors are grateful to all the specialists, each of whom has made a substantial contribution to this book. Bernard Worssam has significantly advanced our knowledge of the geological picture of the region in the pre-Conquest period. We would also like to thank the epigraphers, John Higgitt, Michael Barnes, and David Parsons, and also Henry Loyn, for their scholarly contributions. Richard Gem has provided helpful advice in relation to Romanesque architectural sculpture, as did Richard Bailey on editorial matters, while Leslie Webster helped with locating photographic illustrations of several of the key monuments.

Yvonne Beadnell has continued to give skilful support to the series by providing most of the line drawings for the volume, ably assisted by Helen Humphries and Karen Atkinson. Although there is a wider range of photographic sources for this volume than previously, (specific sources of photographs, and copyright holders, being acknowledged elsewhere), we are particularly grateful for the substantial contributions of Simon I. Hill and John Crook. Computing expertise was provided by Francis Pritchard and the University of Durham Computing Service. The Index and the Form and Motif Table were compiled by Derek Craig, who also saw the volume through press.

The authors' specific acknowledgements are listed below.

University of Durham


For the research in the field, the production of my Ph. D. thesis, and finally of this book, I have drawn very heavily on the generosity of many individuals. It is a great pleasure to be able to thank those who gave so freely of their time and expertise.

My first and warm thanks must go to Sir David Wilson who suggested this topic to me and who supervised it and also to James Graham Campbell for his academic support and administrative help. Both have saved me from many errors and misconceptions; any that remain I claim as my own.

I am grateful to the incumbents and churchwardens in whose care most of the sculptures remain. I owe a particular debt of gratitude to the Reverend Dennis Lane for helping me to track down the sculptures from Titsey, and to the late Major R. Leveson Gower, their then owner, for his generous hospitality and assistance. Lieutenant Colonel E. P. Ball and Canon P. Welsby smoothed my path at Rochester Cathedral and I am grateful to the late Canon F. Busby of Winchester Cathedral, R. E. Steel of Canterbury Cathedral, and to W. R. J. Pullen, Receiver General of Westminster Abbey, for arranging access to material in their care and answering my numerous enquiries. Similarly, museum curators and staff have been endlessly patient and helpful, particularly J. Clark of the Museum of London, the late E. R. Coveney of Dover Museum, J. Dool of Winchester City Museums, L. Millard of Kent County Museums Service, C. C. Paine of the Oxfordshire Museums Service, L. M. Pole of Saffron Walden Museum, and M. G. Welch then of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. I am particularly grateful to Mrs L. E. Webster of the Department of Medieval and Later Antiquities at the British Museum for allowing free access to the Department's index of pre Conquest stone sculpture, discovering the cast of the runic inscription from St Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury, and giving generously of her profound knowledge of Anglo Saxon art. Dr M. Budny has given freely of her unrivalled knowledge of southern English manuscript art and helped in a number of other ways. The York Archaeological Trust generously granted me a sabbatical in order to complete the thesis and provided word processing facilities; I am most grateful to the Council and Director of the Trust for this assistance.

Other friends and colleagues have assisted with a multitude of specific enquiries or problems, and in numerous other ways: P. V. Addyman; F. Aldsworth; R. N. Bailey; V. E. Black; A. Bott; M. Brown; J. Butler; J. Cherry; H. Clarke; E. Coatsworth; R. J. Cramp; I. R. Dake; P. Everson; D. Freke; K. S. Gordon; C. Haith; R. A. Hall; A. C. Harrison; I. Henderson; M. Hughes; M. J. Hughes; J. T. Lang; J. Maytom; E. Okasha; R. I. Page; the late S. E. Rigold; J. P. Sedgeley; D. A. Stocker; and S. Werberg Moller.

This work could not have been completed without the help of the staff of the major libraries and archives consulted: the British Library; Canterbury Cathedral Library; the Courtauld Institute Library, Durham University Library; the Library of the Society of Antiquaries of London; the library of University College, London; the University of London Library; York University Library; and the National Monuments Record.

Finally, I wish to thank my parents for their encouragement and support at every stage of the undertaking; without them this work would never have been contemplated, much less completed.

York Archaeological Trust


For the help we have received in writing the sections in this volume dealing with the carved stones from the Winchester excavations of 1961–71, excavated by us on behalf of the Winchester Excavations Committee, and in describing the Anglo-Saxon capitals, shafts, and bases reused in the Norman transepts of St Albans Abbey, we wish to thank: the Dean and Chapter of Winchester Cathedral, and especially the late Oswyn Gibbs-Smith, in whose time as dean the excavation of the Old and New Minsters took place; the staffs of the Winchester Excavations Committee, especially Katherine Barclay, and of the Winchester Museums Service, especially Elizabeth Lewis and Geoffrey Denford; the then Dean, Dr Peter Moore, and the Council of the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, and the vergers, especially Frank Lane; Frances Rankine, Nicholas Griffiths, and Geoffrey Wallis, who drew the Winchester stones for publication in Winchester Studiesiddle and Kjølbye-Biddle forthcoming a); John Crook, who photographed all the pieces we have described; and Bernard Worssam for his meticulous geological inspection and comments. We are particularly grateful to Dr Tom Blagg for examining the St Albans capitals, bases, and shafts, in relation to Romano-British elements of the same general type, and for his report included here.


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