News Posted: 10.7.21
The name Devon derives from the name of the Britons who inhabited the southwestern peninsula of Britain at the time of the Roman conquest of Britain known as the Dumnonii, thought to mean "deep valley dwellers" from proto Celtic *dubnos 'deep'. In the Brittonic,
News Posted: 28.5.19
First settled about 14,000 years ago, Hampshire's history dates to Roman Britain, when its chief town was Winchester.
News Posted: 19.5.19
Dorset derives its name from the county town of Dorchester. The Romans established the settlement in the 1st century and named it Durnovariawhich was a Latinised version of a Common Brittonic word possibly meaning "place with fist-sized pebbles".
News Posted: 18.5.19
Wiltshire is notable for its pre-Roman archaeology. The Mesolithic, Neolithic and Bronze Age people that occupied southern Britain built settlements on the hills and downland that cover Wiltshire.