Monday 5 March 2012

History of castle from the Saxons to Cromwell

THE February meeting of Henley Archaeological and Historical Group welcomed an expert on the history of Wallingford and the founder of Wallingford Museum.

Judy Dewey gave a presentation on the work being undertaken at Wallingford Castle. She gave the background to the history of the castle dating back to Saxon times and described what has been found during the last four to five years of a research project which is now beginning to make sense of the site.

Wallingford was an ancient walled town with fortifications, being the prime town in Berkshire in the Domesday Book. It retains its Saxon street pattern, as illustrated from an early view where the bridge can be seen on the site of what was a ford.

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