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Hereford City Excavations - volume 2: Excavations on and close to the defences

R Shoesmith

CBA Research Report No 46 (1982)

ISBN 0 906780 16 0


Title page of report 46

This is the second of three volumes on the archaeology of Hereford. The first part of this volume includes a section on the historical background to the defences and provides a postulated defensive sequence for the city. The detailed reports of excavations, which took place between 1965 and 1976, on and close to the defences, are in the digitised microfiche with summaries in the text. In part 2, the conclusions from ten years of archaeological research in Hereford are presented, the defensive sequence is established, and the origins and growth of the city are discussed.


  • Title pages
  • Contents (pp v-vi)
  • Part 1:The Evidence (pp 1-69)
    • The physical environment (pp 1-3)
    • The area in the prehistoric and Roman periods (pp 3-6)
    • Commentaries, maps and reports (pp 6-11)
    • Chronological table (pp 11-13)
    • The historical background to the city defences by D A Whitehead (pp 13-24)
    • The excavations (pp 24-28)
    • Victoria Street site (pp 28-35)
    • 5 Cantilupe Street site (pp 35-47)
    • Berrington Street site (pp 47-55)
    • Bewell House site (pp 55-61)
    • Brewery site (pp 61-65)
    • Minor sites (pp 65-69)
    • Summaries of excavations not yet published (pp 69-70)
  • Part 2: The conclusions (pp 70-104)
    • Correlation of periods and dating evidence (pp 70-74)
    • The defence sequence (pp 74-87)
    • The source of water for the defensive ditches (pp 87-88)
    • The origins and growth of Hereford (pp 88-96)
    • The domestic buildings (pp 96-99)
    • Industry and domestic occupations (pp 99-102)
    • Trading connections with Hereford (pp 102-104)
    • The city in the future (pp 104-105)
  • Bibliography (pp 105-107)

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