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The main features of Anglo Saxon towns included a central market place, a church or religious building, a fortified wall or ditch for protection, and a network of streets and houses.
The layout of Anglo Saxon towns was often irregular and unplanned, with narrow streets and buildings clustered closely together. This is in contrast to the grid-like layout of modern cities.
The development of Anglo Saxon towns was influenced by a combination of factors, including the availability of resources, trade and commerce, and the strategic location of the town for defense purposes.
Common place names found in Anglo Saxon towns include words such as "ham" meaning village, "tun" meaning enclosure or farm, and "worth" meaning enclosure or settlement, as well as names derived from natural features such as "ford" or "bridge".
The arrival of the Normans in the 11th century had a significant impact on Anglo Saxon towns. Many towns were rebuilt with stone buildings and more planned layouts, and new castles were constructed for defense. The Normans also introduced new place names, such as "castle" and "borough", which are still common in modern English towns.