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Silchester, the Roman town of Calleva

with a folding plan of the town showing details traced from aerial photographs, 40 photographs and 42 drawings

by Boon, George C.

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Published by David & Charles in Newton Abbot, North Pomfret, Vt .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Silchester (England),
  • England,
  • Silchester.
    • Subjects:
    • Excavations (Archaeology) -- England -- Silchester.,
    • Romans -- England -- Silchester.,
    • Silchester (England) -- Antiquities, Roman.

    • Edition Notes

      Statement[by] George C. Boon.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDA147.S54 B66 1974
      The Physical Object
      Pagination379 p.
      Number of Pages379
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5102446M
      ISBN 100715363395
      LC Control Number74174562

      A five-year research project exploring the wider use of the landscape around the Roman Town and its Iron Age precursor Silchester is the modern name of Roman Calleva Atrebatum and the location of the University of Reading's Field School, Iron Age Environs Project and Nero at Silchester excavations. A Walk around Silchester, the Roman Town of Calleva Atrebatum A Report from our Foreign (well he does reside in Wales) Correspondent - "Mr Steve" On the way down I took the opportunity to divert a little and re-visit Silchester which is a Roman walled town to the south of the M4 motorway near Reading. For some reason Silchester never got re.

      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.   “In the 19th century the site, Roman Calleva Atrebatum, produced magnificent finds now on display at Reading Museum, including superb mosaics and one of the most famous Roman finds in Britain, a gilt bronze eagle which inspired the novel The Eagle of the Ninth, and the film The Eagle.. The archaeologists set out to solve two puzzles, when was the town built and who built it and when and .

        The exploration of the Roman town of Calleva Artebatum in Hampshire produced a large number of complete pottery vessels. The whole site was excavated by the Society of Antiquaries between and The pottery found ranges from the Iron Age settlers through to the end of the Roman occupation in about AD. Calleva was finally abandoned in the 7th century, which is unusually late compared to other deserted Roman settlement. [13] Amenities. Silchester's sole public house is the Calleva Arms, [14] named after the former Roman town of Calleva Atrebatum that lies within the village boundary. It was known as The Crown prior to being renamed.


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Silchester, the Roman town of Calleva by Boon, George C. Download PDF EPUB FB2

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.

Buy Silchester: The Roman Town of Calleva Revised and Updated Edition by Boon, George C. (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low 5/5(1). by Ben Johnson 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.

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 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. 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 churches.

Silchester is remarkable because, unlike most Roman towns in Britain, it was completely abandoned between AD and AD – which was well over a century after the Romans had lived in the town.

The defensive walls survive but, within the walls, there are now just fields, a 12th-century church and a house which was once a farm. Silchester is a village in Hampshire standing some 5 miles north of Basingstoke. It is adjacent to the county boundary with Berkshire and about 9 miles south-west of Reading.

Silchester is famed for the archaeological site and Roman town of Calleva Atrebatum. 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.

Silchester, the Roman Town of Calleva: With a Folding Plan of the Town Showing Details Traced from Aerial Photographs, 40 Photographs and 42 Drawings George C. Boon David & Charles, - Excavations (Archaeology) - pages. The lost town 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 busy, populous centre. A single olive stone unearthed at the ancient town of Silchester is among the extraordinary finds that are leading archaeologists to rewrite British history The Roman Eagle of Calleva Atrebatum (Silchester), Britain, 1st The eagle was discovered on October 9,by G Joyce 47 pins.

The most famous object found at Calleva Atebatum is the Silchester Eagle, dating to the second century AD. This cast bronze figure of an eagle was found in the Basilica of the Roman town on the 9th Octoberduring excavations undertaken by Rev Joyce.

Silchester in Hampshire is one of the best preserved Roman towns in Britain. It originated as Calleva, a centre of the Iron Age tribe of the Atrebates from the late 1st century BC. After the Roman conquest of AD 43 it developed into the large and important town of Calleva Atrebatum. The Roman town at Silchester is situated between the M3 and M4 motorways, between Reading and Basingstoke.

You can get detailed directions by entering the postcode of your starting direction on the Google Maps website. For sat nav users, the postcode is RG7 2HP. Parking.

Calleva Atrebatum, also known as Silchester Roman City was a large Roman settlement located near the modern-day village of Silchester in Hampshire, England. Calleva Atrebatum was the centre of the Iron Age Atrebates, a Belgic tribe that migrated from Gaul around 54 BC and was ruled by successive client Kings of Rome before becoming absorbed.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Previous edition: published as 'Roman Silchester'. London: Parrish, Description: pages. The late Iron Age oppidum of Calleva underlies the Roman town at Silchester.

Excavation () of a large area (ha) of Insula IX revealed evidence of a rectilinear, NE/SW-NW/SE-oriented layout of the interior of the oppidum, dating from 20/10BC, with the remains of the larger part of one compound separated from its neighbours by fenced trackways.

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Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" $ — $ Hardcover $ 2 Manufacturer: David & Charles. M uch as it must have been 1, years ago, the last inhabitants of Silchester, the most enigmatic Roman town in Britain, are packing their bags and preparing to.

Silchester, the Roman town of Calleva: with a folding plan of the town showing details traced from aerial photographs, 40 photographs and 42 drawings [George C.

Boon] on Author: George C. Boon. 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.Silchester Roman Town walk A brief description of the walk. This is a flat walk, suitable for all the family and dogs, with no stiles. This is the real Roman tour and a step back in history.

Follow the Roman walls and earth works of Calleva Atrebatum, visiting its amphitheatre and calling in to see the 12th Century Church of St. Mary’s.