"SILCHESTER, a parish in the lower half of Holdshott hundred, county Hants, 7 miles N.W. of Basingstoke, its post town, and 2½ W. of the Mortimer station, on the Great Western railway. The village, which is of small extent, is wholly agricultural. In the vicinity are traces of the fortified camp called by the Britons Caer Segont, and by the Romans Calleva Atrebatum, or Vindonum, having been one of the principal stations of the Romans in the S. of Britain. It was here that the younger Constantine assumed the purple in 407. "
[From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
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