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Anglo-Saxon Winchester

a comparison between Middle Saxon Winchester and Southampton

Taken from: Biddle, M., “Towns”, in “The Archaeology of Anglo-Saxon England”, Wilson, D.M. (ed), Methuen, 1976, p. 114

Martin Biddle’s brilliant study has provided the basis of our understanding of the symbiotic relationship between these two types of site. Whether it is Winchester and Southampton, or Lundenburg and Lundenwic, the relationship seems to be very similar. It was only with the creation of the Burghal towns that these two sets of attributes became incorporated within one site.