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TOWCESTER

ALTERNATIVE NAME:  LACTODURUM, LACTODVRVM
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Roman, Early Medieval, Medieval and Post Medieval town. Referred to by the Antonine Itinerary as Lactodorum, a ditched and walled Roman town. The Anglo-Saxon chronicle records the fortification of Towcester after a Danish attack in 921. Excavations have found this wall set in the debris of the Roman wall. During the civil war the town was again walled on the Roman line by Prince Rupert, but was slighted in 1644 and abandoned to the parliamentarians.

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