1st Edition

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

    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.

    List of Figures, Preface and Acknowledgements, Foreword, Summaries, Abbreviations, 1. Wallingford in focus, 2. Investigating the townscape and hinterland: methods and sources, 3. Wallingford before the burh, 4. The emergent burh: early medieval Wallingford, 5. Structures of power: the castle, 6. Approaching Wallingford castle and town, 7. Religious landscapes: spaces, structures and status, 8. Living, working and trading in medieval Wallingford, 9. Provisioning burh and borough: mint, markets and landscape, 10. Situating Wallingford, Appendices


    Neil Christie