Grenville Astill

Grenville Astill is a professor in the department of archaeology at the University of Reading. Astill is a specialist in Medieval urbanisation, the medieval countryside and landscape archaeology, monasticism and technology and industry.[1]

Grenville Astill
Academic background
Academic work
DisciplineMedieval archaeology
InstitutionsUniversity of Reading

He received a Phd from the University of Birmingham.[2] Astill is a director of the Bordesley Abbey Project.[3]

Awards and honoursEdit

Astill was elected as a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1988.[4]

Selected publicationsEdit

  • Medieval Farming and Technology: The Impact of Agricultural Change in Northwest Europe (edited with J. Langdon), 1997
  • "Community, Identity and the Later Anglo-Saxon Town", in W. Davies, G. Halsall and A. Reynolds (eds), People and Space in the Middle Ages, 300-1300, Turnhout, 2006, 233-54.
  • "Medieval Towns and Urbanization", in R. Gilchrist and A. Reynolds (eds), 1957-2007. SMA Anniversary Monograph, Leeds, 2009, 255-70
  • "Exchange, coinage and the economy of early medieval England". In J. Escalona (ed), Scale and Scale Change in Western Europe in the First Millennium. Brepols.
  • "Overview: Trade, Exchange and Urbanisation". In S. Crawford, H. Hamerow and D. Hinton (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Archaeology. Oxford University Press.


  1. ^ Staff Profile:Professor Grenville Astill. University of Reading. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Staff Profile:Professor Grenville Astill".
  3. ^ Welcome to the Bordesley Abbey website. The Bordesley Abbey Project. Retrieved 28 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Fellows Directory - Society of Antiquaries". Retrieved 2019-03-28.