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, or with immediate effect against a small fee. Please contact the editor ( for more information.

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

Current volume

To see the contents of the current volume, please click on the image below.

Open Access

Any papers published open access with immediate effect or more than two years ago can be downloaded for free from the Archaeology Data Service.

Back Issues

Past issues of MSR, as well as the Annual Reports of the Medieval Settlement Research Group, the Medieval Village Research Group, the Deserted Medieval Village Research Group and the Moated Sites Research Group, 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 Andy Seaman, Treasurer MSRG, Archaeology Programme, School of Humanities, Canterbury Christ Church University, North Holmes Road, Canterbury, CT1 1 QU