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Calleva Atrebatum - A Guide to the Roman Town at Silchester

Calleva Atrebatum - A Guide to the Roman Town at Silchester

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Published by Calleva Museum .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL8476365M
ISBN 100951250906
ISBN 109780951250907

The town was largely abandoned for unknown reasons during the fifth or sixth century. Little is know about the history after this but an entry in the Domesday Book in records two manors in Silchester as the town was now known. The only surviving evidence of any Medieval occupation of the site is the 12th century church of St Mary the Virgin.   Silchester Iron Age finds reveal secrets of pre-Roman Britain about the seeds from the abandoned Iron Age and Roman town of Silchester. on or lived at Calleva Atrebatum to this day Author: Maev Kennedy.

  People Places Things: Calleva Atrebatum (Silchester) Silchester 'Town Life' Project- Highly Commended Best SILCHESTER ROMAN TOWN AMPHITHEATRE AND CHURCH EXPLORE - Duration. The name Silchester suggests closeness to a Roman fort, and to the east of the present village, is the site of the Iron Age town of Calleva Atrebatum. The Belgic tribe of the Atrebates, fleeing from Caesar in Gaul cBC, settled on a high gravel plateau, later called 'Calleva Atrebatum' - the town in the woods of the Atrebates. The woods.

  Roman temple unearthed in Silchester - Take a look around the archaeological site. The temple site is situated to the east of the Roman town of Calleva Atrebatum, near St Mary the Virgin Author: Phil Cannings. Silchester (sĭl`chĭstər), village, Hampshire, S is noted for the ruins of the Roman-British town Calleva Atrebatum. The outside walls (2, yd/2, m in circumference), forum, amphitheater, and entire plan of the city, including baths and several temples, were .


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Calleva Atrebatum - A Guide to the Roman Town at Silchester Download PDF EPUB FB2

Fulford, M, A Guide to Silchester: The Roman Town of Calleva Atrebatum (Stroud, ) Fulford, M and Clarke, A, Silchester: City in Transition – The Mid-Roman Occupation of Insula IX c.

AD –/ A Report on Excavations Undertaken sinceBritannia Monograph Series 25 (). Silchester in Hampshire has its origins as Calleva, a centre of the Iron Age Atrebates tribe from the late 1st century BC. After the Roman conquest of AD 43 it became the large and important town of Calleva Atrebatum.

Unlike most Roman towns, it was never reoccupied or built over after it was. Calleva (situated close to the village of modern-day Silchester) was once the centre of the Iron Age kingdom of the Atrebates, however after the conquest of AD43 the settlement developed into a major Roman town called Calleva Atrebatum.

Covering a slightly larger area than its Iron Age predecessor (around 40 hectares) and laid out along a distinctive street grid pattern, the town flourished. Guide to Silchester. The parish of Silchester in Hampshire, UK, is the location of a large Roman town – Calleva Atrebatum.

The Roman town, which was founded in the first century AD (nearly years ago), was built on the site of an Iron Age town, Calleva.

Calleva Atrebatum - A Guide to the Roman Town at Silchester [Michael Fulford] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Calleva Atrebatum - A Guide to the Roman Town at Silchester5/5(1).

The Iron Age and Roman town of Calleva Atrebatum can be found deep in the north Hampshire countryside in the parish of Silchester.

But where once there was a. The Roman name for Silchester was Calleva Atrebatum which denotes its role as the centre of the territory of the Atrebates, one of the major late Iron Age tribes in southern Britain.

Silchester was one of the main towns of Roman Britain and stands at the junction of. The Late Iron Age oppidum and Roman town of Calleva Atrebatum. The earliest phase of occupation dating to the late Iron Age shows evidence of street planning, traces of circular and rectangular buildings, metalworking, including the working of precious metals and contacts within Britain and on the continent to France, Italy, Spain and the Mediterranean.

Silchester: The Roman Town of Calleva By George Boon a folding plan of the town showing details traced from arial photographs 40 photographs and 40 drawings prev owners name and message inside light foxing sunned Dustjacket spine A detailed volume on the archaeology of the Roman town of Calleva at Silchester.

Silchester is most notable for the archaeological site and Roman town of Calleva Atrebatum, an Iron Age and later Atrebates Celtic settlement first occupied by the Romans in about AD 45 and includes what is considered the best-preserved Roman wall in Great Britain and the remains of what might be one of the oldest Christian ct: Basingstoke and Deane.

A regular entrant in all the best beer guides, The Calleva Arms pub in Silchester serves up great ale from its enviable location near local Roman ruins.

A country pub in the finest English tradition, you're guaranteed a warm welcome, first-class beer and wonderful home cooking. Calleva Atrebatum, the Roman town trail. It is a lovely place and the day we went the weather was perfect.

The wall is quite extensive and more exists than the website shows. We were there walking for probably 90 mins. It is a popular place for dog walkers.3/5(). Silchester Archaeology. 3, likes 2 talking about this.

Calleva Atrebatum, the Insula IX Town Life and new Environs projects, University of Reading. Also see: Followers: K. Calleva Atrebatum.

I live near the Roman Wall in Silchester. And I’m afraid I take it for granted,it’s a nice walk in all seasons, it’s to the west of the Silchester Roman Town and the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, which is just within the town wall and about 1 mile to the Local Silchester Inn.

The Calleva Arms.4/5(). The monument includes the Late Iron Age oppidum and Roman town of Calleva Atrebatum and associated earthworks which together extend over an area of cha. The town lies north east of the modern village of Silchester, in open countryside at the eastern end of a gravel spur.

Silchester was originally the centre of the Iron Age kingdom of the Atrebates tribe from the late 1st century BC. After the Roman conquest in AD 43 it developed into the town of Calleva Atrebatum.

Laid out on a distinctive street grid pattern, the town contained many public buildings and flourished until the early Anglo-Saxon period. The Roman Town at Silchester, Calleva Atrebatum, is a working archaeological dig run by the University of Reading.

Accessibility navigation. 0 - Access key details Find out about the history of the Silchester site and the excavations of the Iron Age and Roman town of Calleva Atrebatum.

Silchester iPhone App. In the 19th century the site, Roman Calleva Atrebatum, produced magnificent finds now on display at Reading museum, including superb mosaics and one of Author: Maev Kennedy. Silchester Roman Town is owned by Hampshire County Council and is managed by their Countryside Service.

English Heritage are the guardians of the wall and amphitheatre which is owned by the Englefield Estate. Accessibility. The path that leads from the car park to the drove and on to the church is a gravel surface.

The Silchester Trail is a waymarked, circular walk leading to the Roman Town of Calleva Atrebatum at Silchester. This Trail features: ¤ Alternative start points at Bramley Station or Silchester village. ¤ 12th Century Parish Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Silchester.

¤ File Size: 1MB. A New Guide to the Roman City Calleva Atrebatum at Silchester Hampshire with an introduction and an itinerary of the visible remains by George. A New Guide to the Roman City Calleva Atrebatum at Silchester Hampshire with an introduction and an itinerary 47 pins.Other articles where Calleva Atrebatum is discussed: Silchester: important Roman British town of Calleva Atrebatum, a node of the Roman road system in Britain.

Most of the antiquities recovered from the site are in the Reading Museum; the local Calleva Museum illustrates the life of the Roman town. Pop. () ; ()   Calleva Atrebatum is one of only three major Roman towns in Britain on a greenfield site, meaning the archaeology is preserved much better than places like London and York.

The Society of Antiquaries excavated the site frombut they missed an Author: Katberry.