Welcome to Silchester Parish Council Website
Silchester is a village and civil parish about 5 miles (8 km) north of Basingstoke in Hampshire. It is adjacent to the county boundary with Berkshire and about 9 miles (14 km) south-west of Reading.
Silchester is most notable for the archaeological site and Roman town of Calleva Atrebatum, which was first occupied by the Romans in about AD 45 and includes what is considered the best-preserved Roman wall in Great Britain.
Latest updates on 17/00653/RET - Land Adjacent to Culhams Mill can be found on the Calleva Society Website: https://callevasociety.org/
Great Fire of London - Silchester links
Cllr Keith Chapman of Hampshire County Council recently attended an afternoon tea hosted by the Lord Mayor London to mark the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London. The event was to also thank the towns and boroughs who had most contributed to the rebuilding of the City after the Fire. Silchester Parish donated 15 shillings, and this is shown in the records of the time. Photos of the Silchester records can be seen here.