Category Archives: Archaeology

Study Hampshire history through the footprint left by human activities, be it material, cultural or environmental data.

St Mary the Virgin Silchester Pagan, Roman, Christian Site

St Mary the Virgin Silchester Pagan, Roman, Christian Site

St Mary the Virgin Silchester Hampshire, is a Christian church, on a Pagan site, inside the Roman town of Calleva Atrebatum, now known as Silchester. It has many fascinating artefacts, revealing it’s long history. Continue Reading

King Alfred the Great, May He Finally Rest?

King Alfred the Great, May He Finally Rest?

This entry is part 9 of 15 in the series Anglo Saxon Hampshire

King Alfred the Great, his final resting place uncertain for so many years, could it finally have been resolved? The Winchester Uni team have some answers. To be revealed in a documentary in January 2014 Continue Reading

Selborne

Selborne in Hampshire, an ancient place in the beautiful Hangars of Hampshire. Home to the naturalist Gilbert White and backdrop to the notorious swing riots, the village has a plethora of magnificent buildings to admire. Take the historic Selborne walk, immerse yourself in the writings of Gilbert White or partake of refreshment in one of the lovely Hampshire Pubs, full of history themselves. Continue Reading

Landport Gate and Area 1760

Landport Gate and Area 1760

The iconic Landport Gate in Portsmouth This gate maybe attributed to a design by Nicholas Hawksmoor, it is the Landport gate that formed part of the old Portsmouth defences. Thae “Land Port” gate still stands as the gateway to the dockyard and it was named thus and then attributed to the surrounding area around 1831,… Continue Reading

St Hubert’s Church Idsworth

St Hubert’s Church Idsworth

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series South East Hampshire Churches

The Medieval wall paintings in the church of St Hubert, formerly St Peter, in Idsworth Hampshire are some of the most poignant Christian wall paintings to be seen. The chapel stands alone in a field, all that is left of an Anglo Saxon settlement, one of a number of lost Hampshire villages, after the spread of the black death throughout the county. Continue Reading