The Huntingdonshire Domesday, Alecto County Edition, London 1989, editor.
The Derbyshire Domesday, Alecto County Edition, London 1989, editor.
The Nottinghamshire Domesday, Alecto County Edition, London 1990, editor.
The Lincolnshire Domesday, Alecto County Edition, London 1991, editor.
Stamford in the Thirteenth Century: Two Inquisitions from the Reign of Edward I, Stamford 1994.
The Norfolk Domesday, London 2000, editor.
Books and pamphlets
Stamford: its Origins and Growth, Stamford 1979.
The Derbyshire Domesday, Darley Dale 1986.
The Nottinghamshire Domesday: a Reader's Guide, Nottingham 1986, with R. G. Black.
Domesday: the Inquest and the Book, Oxford 2000.
Decoding Domesday, Woodbridge 2007.
The Origins of the Borough of Wallingford. Archaeological and Historical Perspectives, British Archaeological Reports, British Series 494, Oxford 2009, editor with K. S. B. Keats-Rohan.
The English and their Legacy, 900-1200: Essays in Honour of Ann Williams, Woodbridge 2012, editor.
Wallingford: The Castle and the Town in Context, British Archaeological Reports, British Series 621, Oxford 2015,.editor with K. S. B. Keats-Rohan, and Neil Christie,
Domesday Now: New Approaches to the Inquest and the Book, Woodbridge 2016, editor with K. S. B. Keats-Rohan.
Approaches to History: Essays in Honour of Hirokazu Tsurushima, Tokyo 2022, editor with Yukio Arai and Naoki Haruta.
Articles and reviews
'The Distribution of Sokeland in South Kesteven in 1086', South Lincolnshire Archaeology 1, Stamford 1977, 30-1.
'Rural Manors and Stamford', South Lincolnshire Archaeology 1, Stamford 1977, 12-13.
'Origins', Sleaford, ed. C. M. Mahany and David Roffe, Stamford 1979, 11-16.
'Early History of the Parish', St. John the Baptist, Stamford, ed. J. F. Smith, Stamford 1980, 14-21.
'Little Bulby', Medieval Village Research Group Twenty-Seventh Annual Report 1979, London 1980, 7-8.
'The Lincolnshire Hundred', Landscape History 3, 1981, 27-36.
'Stamford: the Development of an Anglo-Scandinavian Borough', Anglo-Norman Studies 5: Proceedings of Battle Conference 1982, Bury St. Edmund's 1983, 199-219. Reprinted with updated references in Anglo-Saxon History: Basic Readings, ed. D. A. E. Pelteret, Garland Reference Library of the Humanities 2108, New York and London 2000, 387-417. With C. M. Mahany. [Full text]
'Pre-Conquest Estates and Parish Boundaries', Late Anglo-Saxon Settlement, ed. F. M. Faull, Oxford 1984, 115-22.
'Norman Tenants-in-Chiefs and their Pre-Conquest Predecessors in Nottinghamshire', History in the Making, ed. S. N. Mastoris, Nottingham1985, 3-7.
'Domesday Book and the Local Historian', Nottinghamshire Historian 37, 1986, 3-5. [Full text]
'The Origins of Derbyshire', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal 106, 1986, 102-22.
Review of P. Stafford, The East Midlands in the Early Middle Ages, Nottinghamshire Historian 36, 1986, 26.
Review of E. M. Hallam, Domesday Through Nine Centuries, Nottinghamshire Historian 37, 1986, 25.
Reviews of T. Hinde, The Domesday Book: England's heritage then and now, The Norman Conquest of Leicestershire and Rutland, ed C. Phythian-Adams, Domesday Book: a Reassessment, ed. P. H. Sawyer, M. Wood, Domesday: a Search for the Roots of England, in The Nottinghamshire Historian 38, 1987, 22-24.
'The Seventh-Century Monastery at Stow Green, Lincolnshire', Lincolnshire History and Archaeology 21, 1986, 31-4.
'Stamford and the Norman Conquest', Lincolnshire History and Archaeology 21, 1986, 5-9, with C. M. Mahany.
'Nottingham and the Five Boroughs', History in the Making, 1986, ed S. N. Mastoris, Nottingham 1987, 7-11.
'Walter Dragun's Town? Lord and Burghal Community in Thirteenth-Century Stamford', Lincolnshire History and Archaeology 22, 1987, 43-6.
'Domesday Book and Northern Society: a Reassessment', The English Historical Review 105, 1990, 310-36.
'From Thegnage to Barony: Sake and Soke, Title, and Tenants-in-chief', Anglo-Norman Studies 12, 1990, 157-76.
'The Yorkshire Summary: a Domesday Satellite', Northern History, 1991, 242-60.
'The Descriptio Terrarum of the Peterborough Abbey: an unidentified Domesday Satellite in the Collection of the Society of Antiquaries,' Historical Research 65, 1992, 1-16. [Full Text]
'Place-Naming in Domesday Book: settlements, estates, and communities,' Nomina 14, 1990-1, 47-60.
'From Market Harborough to Greater Bowden', The Harborough Historian 11, 1993, 8-10.
'The Lady, the Book, and Washingborough', Lincolnshire Past and Present 12, 1993, 9-10. [Full text]
'Medieval Administration', 'Domesday Settlements', 'Domesday Estate Structure', 'Castles', 'Towns and Markets', An Historical Atlas of Lincolnshire, eds S. Bennett, N. Bennett, Hull 1992, 34-43.
'On Myddan Gyrwan Fenne: Intercommoning around the Island of Crowland', Fenland Research 8, 1994, 80-6. [Full text]
Review of C. Hart, The Danelaw, in Lincolnshire History and Archaeology 28, 1993, 78. [Full text]
'Hereward 'the Wake' and the Barony of Bourne: a Reassessment of a Fenland Legend', Lincolnshire History and Archaeology 29, 1994, 7-10. [Full Text]
'The Making of Domesday Book Reconsidered', The Haskins Journal 6, 1994, 153-66.
'The Historia Croylandensis: a Plea for Reassessment', The English Historical Review 110, 1995, 93-108.
Review of Pre-Viking Lindsey, ed. Alan Vince, in Medieval Archaeology 38, 1994, 304-5. [Full text]
'Madness and Care in the Community: a Medieval Perspective', British Medical Journal 311, 1995, 1708-12, with C. Roffe. [Full Text]
Review of Victor Head, Hereward (Alan Sutton, Stroud, 1995). [Full Text]
'Great Bowden and its Soke', Anglo-Saxon Landscapes in the East Midlands, ed. J. Bourne (Leicester, 1996), 107-20.
'The Hundred Rolls of 1255', Historical Research 69, 1996, 201-10.
'Anglo-Saxon Nottingham and the Norman Conquest', A Centenary History of Nottingham, ed. J. V. Beckett, Manchester 1997, 24-42.
'Welbourn Castle, Lincolnshire', Nottingham Medieval Studies, 41 1997, 54-6.
'The Hundred Rolls and their Antecedents: some thoughts on the inquisition in thirteenth-century England', Haskins Society Journal 7, 1996, 179-87.
'Medieval and Later occupation of the South-Western Part of the Lower City: Archaeological and Historical Evidence,' The Defences of the Lower City: Excavations at The Park and West Parade 1970-1972 and a Discussion of the Other Sites Excavated up to 1994, ed. M. J. Jones, The Archaeology of Lincoln VII-2, CBA, 1999, 262-7, with B. J. J. Gilmour.
Review of Peter Sawyer, Anglo-Saxon Lincolnshire, History of Lincolnshire 3, in Lincolnshire History and Archaeology 34, 1999, 64-5. [Full Text]
'The Early History of Wharram Percy,' The South Manor Area, Wharram: a Study of Settlement on the Yorkshire Wolds 8, eds P. A. Stamper and R. A. Croft, York University Archaeological Publications 10, York 2000, 1-16.
'The Continental Origins of English Landholders 1066-1166 database and the COEL Database System on CDROM', Nottingham Medieval Studies 45, 2001, 234-7.
'Domesday: the Inquest and the Book', Domesday Book, eds E. Hallam, D. Bates, Stroud 2001, 25-36.
'Medieval Practical Literacy and Documents in Japan and England', Memoirs of the Faculty of Education, Kumamoto University 50, 2001, 29-40, with H. Tsurushima. [Full text]
Review of D. M. Hadley, The Northern Danelaw: Its Social Structure, c.800-1100, in History 87, 2002, 117-18. [Full text]
'Hereward the Wake,' New Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford 2004).
'The Historical Context', Anglo-Saxon Settlement on the Siltland of Eastern England, Lincolnshire Archaeology and Heritage Reports Series 7, 2005, 264-88.
'Domesday Now', Anglo-Norman Studies 28, 2006, 168-87.
Review of P. Rex, Hereward the Last Englishman, in Lincolnshire History and Archaeology 39, 2004, 74. [Full text]
'Decoding Domesday', History Today, June 2007, 50-6. [Full text]
'Flixborough: the Later History', Rural Settlement, Lifestyles and Social Change in the Later First Millennium AD at Flixborough, Lincolnshire, ed. C. Loveluck, Excavations at Flixborough 4, Oxford 2007, 137-44.
'The Danes and the Making of the Kingdom of the English', Seiyousikenkyu, 2007.
'Talking to Others: the Domesday Inquest', Read the Truth among the Lies, and
Read the Lies among the Truths: the Interpretations of Medieval Documents,
ed. H. Tsurushima, Proceedings of Fourth International Kumamoto Historical Forum
at Kumamoto University, 2nd to 5th April, 2001, Japan Economic Review, Tokyo
2008, 219-33, language: Japanese.
'The Domesday Texts', Read the Truth among the Lies, and Read the Lies among the Truths: the Interpretations of Medieval Documents, ed. H. Tsurushima, Proceedings of Fourth International Kumamoto Historical Forum at Kumamoto University, 2nd to 5th April, 2001, Japan Economic Review, Tokyo 2008, 234-58, language: Japanese.
'Introduction', The Origins of the Borough of Wallingford. Archaeological and Historical Perspectives, eds K. S. B. Keats-Rohan and D. R Roffe, British Archaeological Reports, British Series 494, 2009, 1-4.
'Wallingford in Domesday Book and Beyond', The Origins of the Borough of Wallingford. Archaeological and Historical Perspectives, eds K. S. B. Keats-Rohan and D. R Roffe, British Archaeological Reports, British Series 494, 2009, 27-51.
'The Danes and the Making of the Kingdom of the English', Nations in Medieval Britain, ed. H. Tsurushima, Donington 2010, 32-44.
Review of A. Wright, Hoax! The Domesday Hide, in Medieval Archaeology 54, 2010, 498-9.
'Inquests in Medieval England', The Haskins Society Journal Japan 4, 2011, 18-24.
'The Early History of Grantham', The Making of Grantham: the Medieval Town, ed. D. Start and D. Stocker, Heritage Lincolnshire, Heckington 2011, 21-38.
‘Barton: the Early History’, St Peter’s, Barton-upon-Humber, Lincolnshire: a Parish Church and its Community, ed. W. Rodwell and C. Atkins, 2 vols, Oxford 2011, I, 35-45.
'Hidden Lives: English Lords in post-Conquest Lincolnshire and Beyond', The English and their Legacy, 900-1200: Essays in Honour of Ann Williams, ed. D. R. Roffe, Woodbridge 2012, 205-28.
Review of Richard Gurnham, A History of Nottingham, Medieval Archaeology 56, 2012, 393.
Review of People and Property in Medieval Stamford, ed. Alan Rogers, Lincolnshire History and Archaeology 47, 2012, 102-3.
Review of Nick Hill and Alan Rogers, Guild, Hospital and Alderman: New Light on the Founding of Browne's Hospital, Stamford, 1475-1509, in Lincolnshire Past and Present 93, 2013, 24.
'Perceptions of Insanity in Medieval England', The Haskins Society Journal Japan 5, 2013, 27-32.
'A Profession of Ignorance: an Insight into Domesday Procedure in an Early Reference to the Inquest', Rulership and Rebellion in the Anglo-Norman World, c. 1066-c. 1216, ed Paul Dalton and David Luscombe, Farnham 2015), 45-60. [Full text]
'Introduction', Wallingford: The Castle and the Town in Context, ed. David Roffe, K. S. B. Keats-Rohan, and Neil Christie, British Archaeological Reports, British Series 621, 2015, 1-8.
'An English Legacy: the Liberty of the Honour of Wallingford', Wallingford: The Castle and the Town in Context, ed. David Roffe, K. S. B. Keats-Rohan, and Neil Christie, British Archaeological Reports, British Series 621, 2015, 28-33.
'A Tale of Two Towns and Two Castles: Nottingham and Wallingford Compared', Wallingford: The Castle and the Town in Context, David Roffe, K. S. B. Keats-Rohan, and Neil Christie, British Archaeological Reports, British Series 621, 2015, 194-199.
'Braceby at Domesday and After', in Marion Ellis and Ian Rowson, To my Daughter a Cow: Life and Death in Braceby Lincolnshire, 1530s to 1630s, Braceby 2013, 7-9.
'Introduction', Domesday Now: New Approaches to the Inquest and the Book, ed. D. R. Roffe and K. S. B. Keats-Rohan, Woodbridge 2016, 1-6.
'Domesday Now: a View from the Stage', Domesday Now: New Approaches to the Inquest and the Book, ed. D. R. Roffe and K. S. B. Keats-Rohan, Woodbridge 2016, 7-60.
'McLuhan Meets the Master: Scribal Devices in Great Domesday Book', Domesday Now: New Approaches to the Inquest and the Book, ed. D. R. Roffe and K. S. B. Keats-Rohan, Woodbridge 2016, 81-108.
'Talking to Others and Talking to Itself: Government and the Changing Role of the Records of the Domesday Inquest', Domesday Now: New Approaches to the Inquest and the Book, ed. D. R. Roffe and K. S. B. Keats-Rohan, Woodbridge 2016, 289-304.
Review of Nicholas Bennett, Lincolnshire Parish Clergy c.1214-1968, a Biographical Register Part I: The Deaneries of Aslacoe and Aveland, Part II: The Deaneries of Beltisloe and Bolingbroke, Ecclesiology Today 53, 2016, 70-72.
Review of Clare Hartwell, Nikolaus Pevsner, and Elizabeth Williamson, The Buildings of England: Derbyshire, Ecclesiology Today 54, 2016, 77-78.
Review of Alan Brooks and Jennifer Sherwood, The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: North and West, Ecclesiology Today, 55-56, 2017, 149-50.
Review of Stephen Rigby, Boston,1086-1225: A Medieval Boom Town, The Medieval Review, 2018
'Stamford in Domesday Book', Stamford and District Local History Society, 2018.
'The Domesday Texts Project', translated with a commentary by Uchikawa Yuta, Seiyoshigaku Ronshu 56, 2019, 26-33, language Japanese.
'Castle Construction, Conquest, and Compensation', Anglo-Norman Studies 41, 2019, 174-92.
Review of Nicholas Sheehan, Newstead by Stamford Priory, The Local Historian 49:4, 2019.
Review of Ruth Harman and Nikolaus Pevsner, Buildings of England, Yorkshire West Riding: Sheffield and the South, Ecclesiology Today 57, 2019, 114-5.
Review of Michael Hodges, The Knights Hospitaller, Ecclesiology Today 58, 2020, 108-9.
Review of Philip Modiano, Petit's Tours of Old Staffordshire, Ecclesiology Today 58, 2020, 112-3.
Review of Julie Singer, Representing Mental Illness in Late Medieval France: Machines, Madness, Metaphor, Speculum 95, 2020. 903-4.
'Tiiki-touchi ni okeru taitou deha nai patona ka? "dwumuzu-dei bukku" no senka-seizounin tachi (Unequal Partners in Government? Domesday Moneyers)', Seiyoshigaku (Studies in Western History) 269, 2020, 58-75. Translated by Yuta Uchikawa and Yukio Arai.
Review of John Kinross, Churches of the Marches, Ecclesiology Today 59, 2021, 109-10.
'Introduction', Approaches to History: Essays in Honour of Hirokazu Tsurushima, ed. Yukio Arai, Naoki Haruta, and David Roffe, Tokyo 2022, 8-16.
Review of Laura Ashe and Emily Joan Ward (eds), Conquests in Eleventh-Century England, The Medieval Review, 4 December 2021.
'Domesday: the Inquest and the Book in Perspective', Approaches to History: Essays in Honour of Hirokazu Tsurushima, ed. Yukio Arai, Naoki Haruta, and David Roffe, Tokyo 2022, 421-30.
'The Domesday Lawmen', Names, Texts and Landscapes in the Middle Ages: A Memorial Volume for Duncan Probert, ed. Steven Bassett and Alison Spedding, Donington 2022, 287-308.
'Danish Identities', Haskins Journal Japan.
'The Hide and Local Government in Anglo-Saxon England', National Museum of Japanese History.
Various reports on excavations including, Stamford Castle (Lincs), Whittonstall (Northumberland), Bourne (Lincs), Gainsborough (Lincs), Rand (Lincs), Osbournby (Lincs), Lincoln Steep Hill, Lincoln Broadgate, Stow St Mary (Lincs).
World Wide Web
Nottinghamshire and the North: a Domesday Study.
Medieval Earthworks of South Lincolnshire: the Present State of Knowledge. With R. H. Healey and V. Ancliffe.
Review of J. J. N. Palmer, M. Palmer, G. Slater G. Domesday Explorer, Version 1.0 Professional Edition. Medieval Review.
Henry de Lacy's Charter and the Development of Congleton, Congleton Civic Society Newsletter, June 2004
Review of Richard Jones and Mark Page, Medieval Villages in an English Landscape: Beginnings and Ends (Macclesfield, Cheshire: Windgather Press, 2006), Medieval Review.