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Silchester, Hampshire

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Silchester, Hampshire

Silchester is a village and civil parish about 5 miles north of Basingstoke in Hampshire. It is adjacent to the county boundary with Berkshire and about 9 miles 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.
DistrictBasingstoke and Deane
Post townReading
Administrative CountyHampshire
Traditional CountyHampshire
OS GridSU6262
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityHampshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHampshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHampshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
Dialling code0118
Population918 (2001 census)

Other names by which Silchester, Hampshire has been known in the past

Caer Segonte ~ Selcester ~ Silcester ~ Vindonum ~ Silcestre

Silchester, Hampshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Silchester, par. and vil., Hants - par., 1945 ac., pop. 472; vil., 7 miles N. of Basingstoke; P.O.; is a place of great antiquity, and was at one time an important stronghold; numerous relics of the Roman occupation have been found.

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