The Roman Church at Silchester Reconsidered

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Abstract

Summary. The historical development of the current interpretation of the Silchester church is reviewed, and shown to reflect the prior notion that it was a church, to the detriment of other possible interpretations of its use. The interpretation as a church presents several problems, mainly to do with the probable date of construction of the building, in the late third or early fourth century, and its abandonment, in about the second third of the fourth century. Romano‐Celtic temple architecture seems to have had some influence on the design of the building, but on balance, the best possibility for its use was for an eastern cult.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-237
Number of pages13
JournalOxford Journal of Archaeology
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1983

Keywords

  • Romano-Celtic temple
  • Churches
  • architecture

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King, Anthony. / The Roman Church at Silchester Reconsidered. 1983 ; Vol. 2, No. 2. pp. 225-237.
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