|Alt names||Calleva||source: Gazetteer of Great Britain (1987) p 130; Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979) p 186-187|
|Calleva Atrebatum||source: Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979) p 186|
|Silcestre||source: Domesday Book (1985) p 125|
|Located in||Hampshire, England|
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- source: Family History Library Catalog
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Silchester is a village and civil parish about north of Basingstoke in Hampshire. It is adjacent to the county boundary with Berkshire and about south-west of Reading.
Silchester is most notable for the archaeological site and Roman town of Calleva Atrebatum, which was first occupied by the Romans in about AD 45 and includes what is considered the best-preserved Roman wall in Great Britain.