Excavations of the Roman city of Calleva at Silchester

Wed, 8 Jul 2020

Meeting at: 10:45 am

Meeting place: Wall Lane car park -by the site

A final visit to Calleva, a Roman Town to see the latest excavations.  

Calleva Atrebatum (“Calleva of the Atrebates“) was originally an Iron Age settlement, capital of the Atrebates tribe, and subsequently a town in the Roman province of Britannia.[1] Its ruins lie to the west of, and partly beneath, the Church of St Mary the VirginSilchester, in the county of Hampshire. The church occupies a site just within the ancient walls of Calleva, although the village of Silchester itself now lies about a mile (1.6 km) to the west.

We will visit the Calleva Roman baths excavations. Meeting in the Wall Lane car park at 10.45 to walk to the dig and meet Prof. Fulford at 11 a.m.  

Limited to 16 persons, car sharing.

£3 donations on the day.

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