I graduated in 2004 from the University of Sheffield with a BA (Hons) degree in Archaeology and Prehistory. Following graduation I worked as an archaeologist with a number of field units, carrying out excavations in a number of parts of the country. It was whilst working in Leicester city centre that I developed an interest in urban archaeology and in particular the development of medieval towns.
Between 2008 and 2010 I was employed by Nottingham City Council to create the city's Urban Archaeological Database and later created the Nottingham Historic Environment Record (HER). I have worked on a number of research projects in Nottingham, whilst employed by Nottingham City Council, Trent & Peak Archaeology and on a self-employed basis, investigating Nottingham's medieval archaeology, the defences of the medieval town, a 15th century burial ground located immediately outside the defences, and also the city's caves.
I am undertaking my PhD on a part-time basis, whilst employed as the City Archaeologist for Nottingham.
My research consists of detailed examination of archaeological and documentary evidence relating to the economic conditions, and their socioeconomic consequences, in Nottingham during the period 1300… read more
LOMAX, SC, 2022. 'Evidence for Late Medieval Horn Working at Goose Gate, Nottingham' Transactions of the Thoroton Society of Nottinghamshire. 125, 49-64
G. DAVIES, D. KNIGHT, S. LOMAX and C. P. LOVELUCK, 2020. From 'House of Caves' to nexus of central England: Nottingham, c. AD 650-1250 - Future Research Directions Transactions of the Thoroton Society of Nottinghamshire. 123, 55-75
LOMAX, SC, 2020. An Archaeological Excavation at Drury Hill, Nottingham Transactions of the Thoroton Society of Nottinghamshire. 123,
LOMAX, SC, 2018. The Vyset Folke: Documented Cases of 'Plague' in Nottingham Between 1349 and 1667 Transactions of the Thoroton Society of Nottinghamshire. 121,
My research consists of detailed examination of archaeological and documentary evidence relating to the economic conditions, and their socioeconomic consequences, in Nottingham during the period 1300 and 1540.
Previous studies of medieval towns, in particular those of the 1970s and 1980s, gave consideration to these issues within the context of a debate regarding late medieval 'urban decline'. Discussion about urban decline influenced the interpretation of the results of excavations undertaken in Nottingham between 1969 and 1980 and the narrative upon which subsequent research was based. The proposed research will offer a fresh approach with the aim of achieving greater clarity regarding economic and socio-economic conditions and the processes of urbanisation for Nottingham during this little understood period, and form a model of how the disciplines of medieval history and archaeology can be brought together.
The experience of Nottingham will also be placed within a regional context, using published research for other large medieval towns in the Midlands.
My previous research has focussed upon medieval Nottingham, with a particular focus upon the development of the town. Previous research projects have included 'The Origins of Nottingham' (funded by Historic England), which looked at unpublished excavations undertaken between 1969 and 1980, and 'Defining Nottingham's Medieval Defences' (also funded by Historic England) which consisted of documentary research, as well as geophysical survey, primarily to better understand the extent of the medieval town.
One of my key projects aimed to establish the circumstances necessitating the hurried burial of an estimated 90 individuals immediately the medieval defences of Nottingham on at least two occasions during the 15th century.
Furthermore, I have researched Nottingham's caves in order to better understand their age, character and functions.