Click on the links below to read about research from the Sherwood Forest Archaeology Project:

There are stories about Misbehaving Priests, Journeys through the Landscape and information about sites in the Forest from Churches and abbeys, Market Crosses, Chantry Chapels and Saxon Battles to Viking Meeting Sites…

the Major Oak: Icon of Medieval Sherwood Forest

Woodpasture, wooded commons, woods, heathland, and common rights in the Forest

Goose Fair  

Medusa Oak: Icon of Sherwood Forest

Daily life in Medieval Sherwood Forest

Magna Carta, the Forest Charter, King John and Sherwood Forest

Parliament Oak: Icon of Sherwood Forest

Hanging and Execution in Medieval Sherwood Forest

A Journey through Sherwood Forest: Rufford Abbey to Nottingham

Queen Joan and the Keepership of Sherwood Forest

The Melee and Jousting: Tournaments in Medieval Sherwood Forest

The 1287 Sherwood Forest Eyre Court

Lyndhurst Wood- the 'chief wood of Sherwood'

The Butcher, the Bacon and Bestwood: Trespass in Bestwood Park in 1440

Robin Hood’s Cave in Sherwood Forest

Priests Behaving Badly in Sherwood Forest

A journey through Sherwood Forest: Newstead Priory to King John's Palace

Rufford Abbey and the White Monks of Sherwood Forest

The Oldest Known Boundary of Medieval Sherwood Forest

The Road to York through Sherwood Forest

The Oulde course of the Trente at Shelforde

The Vikings of Sherwood Forest

A Robbery in Sherwood Forest in 1335

Wolves, the Wolf Hunters of Sherwood Forest, Outlaws and the ‘Wolf’s Head’

Unearthing Mansfield’s secret past in Sherwood Forest

The Saxons of Sherwood Forest

St. Mary's Church, Nottingham- and Robin Hood and the Monk

St Nicholas' Church, Nottingham. Medieval Church and Sniper's Hideout

The Oldest Map of Medieval Sherwood Forest

The Sherwood Forest Book

Medieval Nottingham

The King’s Wade

There’s Vikings in the Heather

The Outlaw Roger Godberg

Spa Ponds and Clipstone Peel

Voices from Medieval Sherwood Forest

Nottingham Castle

Medieval Deer Parks of Sherwood Forest: Bestwood Park

The Archbishop of York and Sherwood Forest

The Caves of Medieval Sherwood Forest

Medieval Outlaws: The Folville Gang

The Women Keepers of Sherwood Forest

Poaching in Clipstone Park in 1279

The 1334 Sherwood Forest Eyre Court

The Rufford Charters: landscape, people, trades and lives in medieval Sherwood Forest

Nottingham Castle Deer Park

Waterways of the Forest

the King's Royal Manor of Mansfield

the 1609 Crown Survey and Map

The development of the Robin Hood Legends: the Case of William Robehod

the Fishpool Hoard

Charters of Free Warren

Medieval sports and pastimes in the Forest

Fire in Sherwood Forest

Archery in the Forest

The Honour of Peverel

Ranulf Earl of Chester

Mutilation and Damnation

Egmanton Way: The Virgin Mary, Priors, and Pilgrimage in Medieval Sherwood Forest

Forest Law Outlaws

Kirkby Hardwick and the Warrior Monks

Gadding About in the Forest

the Great Famine 1315-16

Medieval Kings Part 1, The Normans: 1066-1154

Royal gifts and payments from the Forest

Reconstructing King John's Palace

Movie: Sherwood Forest Archaeological Field School

Road Tax in Medieval Sherwood Forest

the Monks & Friars of Sherwood Forest

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The Sherwood Forest
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King John’s Palace:
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“Scirwuda- Mapping the Greenwood”: Place-names,
Ghost and Shadow woods of Sherwood Forest Project


Investigating Thynghowe Viking
Meeting Site


Searching for the 
The Battle of Hatfield


Edwinstowe Church Survey


 Fieldswork at St Edwin’s Chapel


St Mary’s Norton- Cuckney Church Survey


 Mapping Medieval Sherwood Forest


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Warsop Old Hall
Archaeological Project


The Sherwood Villages Project:
Settlement Development in the Forest


Sherwood Heath Survey


 Clipstone Village Dig


Researching Edward IIs fortification at Clipstone Peel


Ransom Wood Survey


Thoresby Estate Survey


 Robin Hood’s Village Dig


The Cistercians of Rufford Project:
Settlement Development, Dynamics and Desertion.


Sherwood Forest Environmental Survey


World War II in Sherwood Forest - Mapping the camps, munitions and more


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