are the best preserved examples, with substantial ditches and banks still visible. It has been estimated that construction of Wallingford's 9,000 feet of bank would have taken more than 120,000 man hours. Burh towns also usually had regular street layouts, some of which are also preserved.

ee also

* Burgh
* Borough
* History of the English borough

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  • Burh — Fortification du burh de Wallingford. Burh est le nom général donné à tout site fortifié de l Angleterre anglo saxonne, qu il s agisse d une cité ou d une simple colline. Voir aussi Sur les autres projets Wikimedia …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Burh — Orig. a fortified manor house or private stronghold. Before the Vikings arrived, burh referred to ancient hill camps, and remnants of Roman encampments. Later it was used of fortified towns (which may well have grown up around a fortified manor… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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  • Bearan burh — see Beranburg …   Old to modern English dictionary

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