Medieval Settlement Research (MSR) is an internationally recognised interdisciplinary journal that publishes peer-reviewed research papers, fieldwork reports, news, book reviews and an annual bibliography. Its core focus is on medieval settlement and landscape in the UK and Ireland from the 5th to the 16th centuries AD, but it also actively encourages wider chronological and pan-European perspectives. Medieval Settlement Research therefore welcomes papers on Britain, Ireland and Europe that help us to improve our understanding of medieval settlements and landscapes from the level of individual sites to the international scale. The journal is published annually, in full colour, on A4 format to allow for large, detailed and high-quality illustrations. All published articles © Medieval Settlement Research Group (MSRG). Articles are Open Access (via the Archaeology Data Service or ADS) from 2 years after their initial publication date.

To submit a paper to MSR please consult the guidelines for authors.

Recent volumes


No. 26, 2011
No. 25, 2010
No. 24, 2009

Back Issues

Past issues of the MSRG’s Journal and Annual Reports are now freely available as a searchable archive via the Archaeology Data Service.


Fantastic opportunity to buy back-issues of the MSRG journal or Annual Report and the pre-MSRG Medieval Village Research Group – MVRG Annual Reports at totally knock-down prices – this in advance of essential space-saving operations in Cambridge!

MSRG Journal back issues

1-5 (1986-90)
7-9 (1992-94)
11-21 (1996-2006)
23-27 (2008-12)
Single copies £2 (+ 70p postage), 2-4 issues (+ £2), 5+ issues (+£4).
A run of ALL available MSRG reports is available at £45 (including postage).

MVRG back issues

21-25 (1972-77)
28-33 (1980-1985)
Each copy £1 (plus 70p postage).

Please send orders via post to Dr Robin Glasscock, Treasurer MSRG, St John’s College, Cambridge CB2 1TP,  with a cheque for the correct amount made payable to the ‘Medieval Settlement Research Group’.