Dr Nigel Tringham

Title: Senior Lecturer
Phone: (+44) 01782 733282
Email: n.j.tringham@keele.ac.uk
Location: CBB 0.061
Role: County Editor, Victoria County History of Staffordshire;
Director, Centre for Local History and MRes Local History programme;
Director, Latin and Palaeography Summer School
Contacting me:
Nigel_Tringham

I came to Keele in 1993 when the University entered a partnership with Staffordshire County Council to continue the work of the Victoria County History in Staffordshire, where I had been based since 1979. Before that I was at St Andrews University as a research assistant, helping to produce an edition of a medieval Scottish chronicle, having gained a PhD at Aberdeen University on an edition of medieval records at York Minster. Besides continuing to write VCH volumes at Keele, I also teach and direct the Latin and Palaeography Summer School. For many years I have edited the transactions of Staffordshire Archaeological and Historical Society, and also now of the Staffordshire Record Society, as well as sitting on the Boards of both Midland History and Staffordshire Studies, and I am on the Council and Management Committee of the British Association for Local History

Editor, Staffordshire Archaeological and Historical Society

Editor, Staffordshire Record Society

Council Member, British Association for Local History

Research Interests:

  • History of Staffordshire
  • Medieval ecclesiastical history, especially secular cathedrals
  • Editing medieval documents

I am at present completing an edition of the 1298 survey of the estates of the bishop of Coventry and Lichfield and working on volume III of the multi-volume edition of the medieval documents of the vicars choral of York Minster.

Selected Publications

  • TRINGHAM N. 2010. Needwood Forest Surveys of 1649-50 and Attempted Inclosure. Transactions of the Staffordshire Archaeological and Historical Society, vol. XLIV, 28-70.
  • TRINGHAM NJ and M.W Greenslade. 2007. The Victoria History of the County of Stafford, Volume 10: Tutbury and Needwood Forest. Boydell and Brewer.
  • TRINGHAM NJ. 2005. At home in the Bedern: the domestic life of the vicars choral of York Minster. In Vicars Choral at English Cathedrals: history, architecture, and archaeology. Hall, R, Stocker, D (Eds.).
  • TRINGHAM NJ, I.J. Atherton, A.E Tomkins. 2003. Victoria History of the County of Stafford. Volume 9: Burton-upon-Trent. Boydell and Brewer.
  • TRINGHAM NJ. 2002. Charters of the Vicars Choral of York Minster: County of Yorkshire and Appropriated Churches to 1538. Boydell & Brewer.

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Books

  • Dyer C, Hopper A, Lord E, Tringham N. Dyer C, Hopper A, Lord E, Tringham N (Eds.). 2011. New Directions in Local History Since Hoskins. Univ of Hertfordshire Pr.
  • TRINGHAM NJ and M.W Greenslade. 2007. The Victoria History of the County of Stafford, Volume 10: Tutbury and Needwood Forest. Boydell and Brewer.
  • TRINGHAM NJ, I.J. Atherton, A.E Tomkins. 2003. Victoria History of the County of Stafford. Volume 9: Burton-upon-Trent. Boydell and Brewer.
  • TRINGHAM NJ. 2002. Charters of the Vicars Choral of York Minster: County of Yorkshire and Appropriated Churches to 1538. Boydell & Brewer.
  • TRINGHAM NJ. 1993. Charters of the Vicars Choral of York Minster: City of York and its suburbs to 1546. Leeds: Yorkshire Archaeological Society.

Journal Articles

  • Tringham NJ. 2017. The Abortive Inclosure of Needwood Forest in the 1650s. Transactions of the Staffordshire Archaeological and Historical Society, vol. XLIX.
  • Tringham NJ. 2017. The Cartulary of St Leonard’s Hospital, York: Rawlinson Volume. Northern History, vol. 54(1), 116-117. doi> link>
  • Tringham NJ. 2013. The 1655 petition against the inclosure of Needwood Forest. Transactions of the Staffordshire Archaeological and Historical Society, vol. XLVI, 72-96.
  • TRINGHAM N. 2010. Needwood Forest Surveys of 1649-50 and Attempted Inclosure. Transactions of the Staffordshire Archaeological and Historical Society, vol. XLIV, 28-70.
  • Appleby DJ and Tringham NJ. 2004. " Touching for the king's evil: James II at Lichfield in 1687". Transactions of Staffordshire Archaeological and Historical Society, vol. 40.
  • TRINGHAM NJ. 2001. 'The parochial visitation of Tarvin (Cheshire) in 1317'. Northern History, vol. 38(2), 197-220. doi>
  • TRINGHAM NJ. 1997. The psalm singers of Rushton Spencer. Staffordshire Studies, vol. 10, 49-57.
  • TRINGHAM NJ. 1993. A redundant church in medieval York: a note on St Benet's. Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, vol. 115, 173-174.
  • TRINGHAM NJ. 1993. A Staffordshire man of affairs: Ralph of Newborough (d. 1294) and his will. Transactions of the South Staffordshire Archaeological and Historical Society, vol. 33, 11-13.
  • TRINGHAM NJ. 1993. An early 13th-century survey of the earl of Chester's fee of Leek. Staffordshire Studies, vol. 5, 1-12.
  • TRINGHAM NJ. 1992. Five church courts at Lichfield in 1326. Transactions of the South Staffordshire Archaeological and Historical Society, vol. 32, 79-82.
  • TRINGHAM NJ. 1989. An Early Eighteenth-Century Description of Lichfield Cathedral. Transactions of the South Staffordshire Archaeological and Historical Society, vol. 30, 23-25.
  • TRINGHAM NJ. 1989. The Whitsuntie Commemoration of St William of York: a note. Records of Early English Drama Newsletter, vol. 14(2), 10-12.
  • TRINGHAM NJ. 1987. Bishop's Palace, Lichfield Cathedral Close. Transactions of the South Staffordshire Archaeological and Historical Society, vol. 27, 57-63.
  • TRINGHAM NJ. 1986. The Chantry Priests' house in Lichfield Cathedral Close. Transactions of the South Staffordshire Archaeological and Historical Society, vol. 26, 36-43.
  • TRINGHAM NJ. 1985. Two Seventeenth-Century Surveys of Lichfield Cathedral. Transactions of the South Staffordshire Archaeological and Historical Society, vol. 25, 35-49.

Chapters

  • TRINGHAM NJ. 2006. The early sixteenth-century church courts. In Life, Love, and Death in North-East Lancashire, 1510 to 1537. Society MORH (Ed.). (vol. Chetham Society 3rd series 46).
  • TRINGHAM NJ. 2005. At home in the Bedern: the domestic life of the vicars choral of York Minster. In Vicars Choral at English Cathedrals: history, architecture, and archaeology. Hall, R, Stocker, D (Eds.).
  • Tringham NJ. 2004. Select documents for the medieval borough of Burton-upon-Trent. In Staffordshire Historical Collections. (vol. 4th series 20).
  • Tringham NJ. 2004. Three thirteenth- and fourteenth-century surveys of Burton Abbey Manors. In Staffordshire Historical Collections. (vol. 4th series 20).
  • TRINGHAM NJ. 1996. Leek before the Conquest. In Staffordshire Studies: Essays in Honour of Michael Greenslade. Morgan, P, Phillips, ADM (Eds.).
  • TRINGHAM NJ. 1994. County Durham. In English County Histories: a Guide. Currie, CRJ, Lewis, CP (Eds.).
  • TRINGHAM NJ. 1988. The 1260 Staffordshire Tallage. In Staffordshire Historical Collections. (vol. 4th series 13). Staffordshire Record Society.
  • TRINGHAM NJ. 1987. Faith outside the city: early Quakers in the Lichfield area. In Staffordshire Studies: Essays presented to Denis Stuart. Morgan P (Ed.). Keele University.

Other

  • TRINGHAM NJ. 1993. The palace of Bishop Walter Langton in Lichfield Cathedral Close. In J. Maddison (Ed.). Medieval Archaeology and Architecture at Lichfield (vol. 13, pp. 85-100). British Archaeological Association.

 Undergraduate

  • Certificate in Local History

  • HIS-00004: Anglo-Saxon England (Foundation Year)

  • HIS-10033: Anglo-Saxon England

  • HIS-10035: Modern Local History (part I)

  • HIS-10036: Modern Local History (part II)

  • HIS-10037: Medieval and Early Modern Local History (part I)

  • HIS-10038: Medieval and Early Modern Local History (part II)

  • HIS-20082: Work Experience for Historians

 

 Postgraduate

 I supervise both MRes and PhD students with interests especially in the north-west Midlands. At present I have students working on:

  •  Family Networks of the earls of Chester from the late 11th to early 13th centuries   
  •  Female entrepreneurs in late Georgian Derbyshire
  •  Children in 19th-century Shropshire
  •  Landed estates in 19th-century Staffordshire

 

I started to work for the Victoria County History (www.victoriacountyhistory.ac.uk) in 1979, as an assistant for the Staffordshire volumes, and became County Editor in 1995. I now research and write the volumes single-handedly, although I am able to call up the knowledge of many local people especially for the more recent history of places.  Volumes on Burton-upon-Trent and Needwood Forest appeared in 2003 and 2007 respectively, and in 2013 a volume covering part of the north-west of the county. Work is now proceeding on Tamworth and its hinterland.