chapter  2
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2ENGL IS H LO CALH IST O R IA N S

A great number of features in the landscape survive from the medieval period. Most of these are described in Field Archaeology, already referred to, and clues are given for their identification. Holworth was an Anglo-Saxon settlement on the Dorset chalklands, in the parish of Chaldon Herring. Like most deserted villages it was never large and its decline cannot be dated accurately. Books on the drove roads of Scotland and Wales appeared some years ago, but it was only recently that the English trade was written up by K. J. Bonser in The Drovers. In Field Archaeology will be found clues for identifying sites of medieval and early modern industrial activities. The old lead-mining districts of Derbyshire are also a profitable subject for fieldwork. The principal Roman road from London to the west of England was aligned directly on the east gate of Calleva Atrebatum, the town known in later times as Silchester.