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International Archaeological Reports since 1974

The Masonry Defences of Roman Silchester (Calleva Atrebatum), North Hampshire

Building materials, building styles and the building programme

£37.00
Author:
J.R.L. Allen
Publication Year:
2013
Language:
English
Paperback:
130pp. Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white
ISBN 10:
1407311107
ISBN:
9781407311104
BAR number:
B580
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BOOK DESCRIPTION
A detailed study of the masonry defences of one England's most important Roman sites. Erected in c. 270 AD, the masonry walls of the Roman town of Silchester (Calleva Atrebatum; Hampshire, S. England) are part of the third system in a series of defensiveworks. They stand today to a height of almost 5m and are composed of up to seven lifts or stages, each consisting of a flint core and facing (now almost completely robbed away), capped by a string-course of large blocks and slabs that stretches across the full width (c. 3m) of the walls, formed of a wide variety of rock-types foreign to the district.