Place:Silchester, Hampshire, England

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NameSilchester
Alt namesCallevasource: Gazetteer of Great Britain (1987) p 130; Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979) p 186-187
Calleva Atrebatumsource: Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979) p 186
Silcestresource: Domesday Book (1985) p 125
TypeVillage
Coordinates51.4°N 1.083°W
Located inHampshire, England
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
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.

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