Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology & History

This is the Institute’s annual journal. Members receive the current year’s journal as one of the benefits of membership.

We are pleased to announce that all volumes of our annual Proceedings up to 2013 are now published online and are available free of charge from this website.

It costs us £780 a year to make our annual Proceedings available on the web free of charge. If you have found a useful article then we would ask you to consider making a small donation to help us cover this cost, and enable us to continue this service for everyone.





To browse by volume, click here. We also provide a sophisticated search engine to help you navigate through the wealth of information that they contain on Suffolk history.

We will not publish post-2013 volumes on-line until five years after they first appear, but we will continue to send hard copies to our members and back volumes are available at modest cost.

To download and browse a full alphabetical (by author) bibliographic contents listing of all issues of the Proceedings since 1869, Please click here

Notes for Contributors

PDF  Please click here if you intend to write an article for the Proceedings and wish to download a copy of our current Notes for Contributors.

Back numbers

Back numbers of Proceedings are for sale as follows:

  1. All parts of the two most recent volumes (volumes XL and XLI; as there are four annual parts in each volume these are the journals since 2001): £10 per part to members and £12 to non-members.
  2. All parts of volume XXXIX and earlier volumes (2000 and earlier): £2.50 per part to members and £3.50 to non-members.

Post and packing costs will apply. Please ask for current prices when placing your order.

Some parts, particularly from earlier volumes, are out of stock so to check the current availability of specific parts (see email address below). (Very few parts before 1951 are in stock).

Indexes of the articles in past volumes of the Proceedings can be found in volumes X (1900), XXIV (1948) and XXX (1966) and the Institute’s Bibliography

All orders for general enquiries and back numbers should be sent to Dr Joanne Sear at: (Please replace AT with @ in the email address)

If you wish to submit an article for entry in the Proceedings please refer to the Notes for Contributors or contact the Editor, Dr Joanne Sear, for further details at (Please replace AT with @ in the email address).


Newsletters are issued twice a year in March (Spring) and August (Autumn). They contain details of the Summer excursions and the Winter Lecture programme, with dates and a brief description of the subject of each visit or lecture. History, Archaeology and Heritage conferences and recent publications relating to Suffolk are also outlined here, along with any newsworthy finds or discoveries, and general matters of interest to the SIAH membership. The Minutes and AGM agenda are published in each Spring volume.

Copy deadlines for the next issue are given in the current volume (mid February and mid July). Further details, and copy for inclusion, may be sent to the Newsletters editors Mr R and Mrs J Carr at: (Please replace AT with @ in the email address)  


The following Institute Publications are available for purchase:

Building the Late Mediaeval Suffolk Parish Church by Simon Cotton £10 (£13.50 incl. p&p) (please note that new members joining the SIAH in 2020 will automatically receive a copy of this book together with the journal for 2019).

A Dictionary of Suffolk Place-Names
by Keith Briggs and Kelly Kilpatrick (in association with the English Place-Name Society) Members £14; non-members £16, plus £3.50 p&p

Suffolk Church Chests
by David Sherlock,  Members £12.00, non-members £13.50, includes postage

The Dovecotes of Suffolk
by John McCann, Members £9.00,  non-members £11.00, includes postage

Titles now out of print:

  • The Business of the Suffolk Parish 1558-1625 by David Dymond.
  • Suffolk Medieval Church Arcades by Birkin Haward
  • Master Mason Hawes of Occold and John Hore, Master carpenter of Diss, by Birkin Haward
  • The Business of the Suffolk Parish 1558-1625 by David Dymond.

Orders for books, with cheques payable to SIAH, should be sent to SIAH Books, 116 Hardwick Lane, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 2LE, or email: to discuss mode of payment (Please replace AT with @ in the email address)

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