Richard Morris (archaeologist)
Morris giving a talk at the Blackden Trust, 2011.
Richard Morris OBE is an English archaeologist and historian who specialises in the study of churchyard and battlefield archaeology. Having been involved in the discipline since the early 1970s, he has worked at a number of British universities, including the University of York, the University of Leeds and the University of Huddersfield, as well as publishing a series of books on the subject of archaeology. He has also held a number of significant positions within the British archaeological community, both as former director of the Council for British Archaeology, and as a former Commissioner of English Heritage.
Morris studied English at Oxford University before proceeding to study music at the University of York, until he finally decided to go into archaeology as an academic vocation. His first book, Cathedrals and Abbeys of England and Wales, was published in 1979, and would be followed by two others on the same subject over the following decade, The Church in British Archaeology (1983) and Churches in the Landscape (1989). Moving on in his interests, Morris published three books on the role of the Royal Air Force in the Second World War, Guy Gibson (1994), Cheshire: The Biography of Leonard Cheshire VC OM (2000) and Breaching the German Dams (2008). He is currently chair of The Blackden Trust, a charitable organisation involved in historical and archaeological investigation of Blackden in Cheshire, the Late Medieval home of novelist Alan Garner.
He serves as the chair of The Blackden Trust, a charitable organisation devoted to undertaking historical and archaeological research into the Late Mediaeval-Early Modern building at Blackden in Cheshire, which has been the home of novelist Alan Garner since 1957. In undertaking excavations at the site he has been aided by field archaeologist Mark Roberts of the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
|Cathedrals and Abbeys of England and Wales||1979|
|The Church in British Archaeology||1983|
|Churches in the Landscape||1989|
|Cheshire: The Biography of Leonard Cheshire VC OM||2000|
|Breaching the German Dams||2008|
- "Top historians Dr Glenn Foard and Prof Richard Morris, OBE, join University of Huddersfield". The Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield). 1 December 2010. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
- "Prof. Richard Morris". University of Huddersfield. Retrieved 26 October 2011.