1st Edition

Transforming Townscapes
From Burh to Borough: the Archaeology of Wallingford, AD 800-1400

ISBN 9781909662094
Published October 4, 2013 by Routledge
508 Pages

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Book Description

Transforming Townscapes details the results of a major archaeological project based on and around the historic town of Wallingford in south Oxfordshire. Founded in the late Saxon period as a key defensive and administrative focus next to the Thames, the settlement also contained a substantial royal castle established shortly after the Norman Conquest. The volume traces the pre-town archaeology of Wallingford and then analyses the town’s physical and social evolution, assessing defences, churches, housing, markets, material culture, coinage, communications and hinterland.