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The Burghal Hidage: Graph

Correlation between expected size and actual size in measured burhs

It can be seen that there is a close correlation between the expected size of the burh (taken from the formula given in the Burghal Hidage) and the actual size in cases where it has been possible to locate and measure the extent of the burghal defences.

There are two exceptions to this: Exeter and Chichester. Both of these are re-used Roman towns and it is likely that only part of the area of the town was used to create the burh.

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