Built heritage of East Sussex, particularly with regards to methods of
construction and the evolution of internal layouts, pre 1750.
Land holdings associated with surviving and destroyed medieval and
post-medieval houses, both with regards to their size, ownership and
- Interpretation and analysis of historic buildings (30 years+ experience)
- 1992 to date - Buildings Archaeologist, Archaeology South-East.
- 1974-1992 – Researcher, Rape of Hastings Architectural Survey
- Rape of Hastings Architectural Survey;
A study of the social and economic history of medieval East Sussex
based on the evidence of more than 1150 individual interpretative
surveys of houses earlier than circa 1750.
Winchelsea, Sussex: A major re-assessment of the documentary and
physical evidence of Edward I’s planned town of Winchelsea, jointly
funded by English Heritage, National Trust and East Sussex County
Falmer Court Barn, Falmer, E. Sussex: Detailed archaeological
interpretative survey of a major multi-period aisled barn. Commissioned
by English Heritage.
- Topographical Survey of various parishes in E. Sussex:
Detailed documentary and architectural study of eighteen parishes for
the Sussex Archaeological Society, East Sussex County Council and
- Survey of the Town Wall, Hastings, E. Sussex:
Detailed architectural and historical interpretative survey of the
remains and environs of Hastings Town Wall, commissioned jointly by
Hastings Borough Council and English Heritage.
- Headstone Manor, Pinner, Middlesex:
Detailed archaeological interpretative survey of the early timber frame
of c1320 at Headstone Manor, in advance of extensive repairs.
Commissioned by London Borough of Harrow.
- The Gatehouse, Tonbridge Castle, Kent:
Intensive interpretative recording of the 13th-century gatehouse at
Tonbridge Castle, to inform Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council and
their agents as to the significance and original form as a prelude to
limited reinstatement and display to the public. Commissioned by
Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council.
- Westenhanger Castle, Stanford, Kent:
Intensive interpretative recording of the remains of the 14th-century
(and later) fortified manor house and outbuildings known as
Westenhanger Castle as a prelude to extensive restoration and
consolidation, with further work during conservation work. Commissioned
by G Forge (Civil Engineering) Ltd, grant aided by English Heritage.
- Wilmington Priory, Sussex:
A programme of archaeological recording commissioned by The Landmark
Trust, in conjunction with English Heritage. An initial interpretation
of the entire, very complex multi-phased monument aimed at informing
the proposed programme of conservation work and alteration, with
follow-on enhancement by detailed watching briefs and below-ground
- Hastings Castle, Sussex:
Commissioned by Hastings Borough Council. A re-assessment of the
monument, including outline context recording. Purpose - to aid
re-interpretation of the monument to the public and to assist in the
management of the monument.
- Martin, D and Martin B forthcoming Farm Buildings of the Weald, 1450-1750. Heritage Marketing and Publications
- Martin, D and Martin B 2004 New Winchelsea, Sussex: A Medieval Port Town,
Field Archaeology Unit Monograph No. 2, Institute of Archaeology,
University College London. Heritage Marketing and Publications 2004
- Martin, D and Martin B 2001 'Westenhanger Castle - A Revised Interpretation' in Archaeologia Cantiana 121, 203-236
- Martin, D and Martin B 2001 'Detached Kitchens or Adjoining Houses? - A Response' in Vernacular Architecture 32, 20-33
D and Martin B 1999 'Adapting Houses to Changing Needs: Multi-phased
Medieval and Transitional Houses in Eastern Sussex' SAC 137, 121-132