The Wallingford Burh to Borough Project

Professor Oliver Creighton directed this joint project between the Universities of Leicester, Exeter and Oxford to excavate three trenches in the market town of Wallingford in Oxfordshire, one of the best preserved Anglo-Saxon burhs in England. The project sought to illuminate urban transformation between c800–1300AD – a crucial period of renewal and growth spanning the Saxon and Norman periods – through excavation, survey and documentary study. It was funded by the AHRC.

The results of the project and more information can be found on the University of Leicester's website. The co-authored publication Transforming townscapes. From burh to borough: the archaeology of Wallingford, AD 800–1400 resulted from this project.