Thames Valley Archaeological Services Monograph: Volume 7
Reading and Windsor; Old and New
edited by Steve Preston
This volume presents the results of seven small excavations in the hearts of the modern towns of Reading, Old Windsor and New Windsor. Surprisingly little work has previously been published from these towns, other than the extensive work at Reading Abbey. We examine two sites on Friar Street in Reading and one on Castle Street, highlighting the medieval development of the town.
In Windsor, evidence comes from three sites in the shadow of the great Norman Castle, one on High Street and two on Thames Street, exploring the changing medieval topography. From Old Windsor, we report on a post-medieval house at The Manor.
A final section explores the major finds (pottery and animal bone) and gives an overview of archaeological evidence for several centuries of town life by the Thames in Berkshire.
A4 format, soft cover, 211pp, illustrated throughout including 6 colour plates.