ARCHI UK Ancient Place Finder
Did you know that a place's name can often be an archaeological indicator of its ancient history? For example, most of us are familiar with the word Chester in a place names such as Manchester, Cirencester, Alcester and many others.
In most cases this word is derived from the Roman word 'castra' meaning a defended military settlement. So, if your looking for a places associated with Roman Britain, then as a start, enter Chester in the Place-name element 1 box and search our ARCHI UK database for all the places in Britain which have this word in the name and the archaeology in and around these places.
Once you master the 'hidden meaning' behind place and field names, you will soon be seeing particular place-names as bright neon sign posts to the past.
So, once you familiarise yourself with these special place-names, feel free to use this search form to actually locate these places and follow the links to ARCHI UK to get an idea of the archaeology surrounding that particular place.
The search form takes wildcards for more powerful searches which are detailed below. Try them and see what you come up with.