Royal Saxon borough, earthworks.
Finds include a Neolithic stone axe.
930 Mint established in the town by Athelstan and produced coins for Athelstan, Cnut and Edward the Confessor.
1050-1053 Mint closed down.
1304 Represented in Parliament.
1306 Represented in Parliament.
1344 Hanging Chapel mentioned as the Chantry Chapel of Blessed Virgin Mary.
14th C Hanging Chapel dates from.
1562 Elizabeth I granted the town a charter allowing annual fairs to be held.
1570 The Hanging Chapel was used as a Town Hall.
1617 The town was incorporated by James I.
1645 George Goring established a defensive position at the town. Sir Thomas Fairfax fought against him and Goring had to retreat.
18th C Hanging Chapel used as a Grammar School.
1840 Welshport Canal built.
1867 Roman coins found near the railway station, Frog Lane.
1883 Corporation given by James I in 1617 was abolished.
19th C Hanging Chapel restored.
1966 Field Investigation of the Hanging Chapel.
1967 Field Investigation.
1975 Field Investigation of the Hanging Chapel.
1976 Excavated by Committee for Research Archaeology in Avon, Gloucestershire and Somerset.
1976 c: Aerial photograph.
1978 Watching Brief at Bow Street.
1992 Evaluation of Hanging Chapel.
1996 Excavation of north side of Hanging Chapel and ninth-tenth century ditch uncovered, by Somerset County Council.
1998 The Hanging Chapel was hit by a lorry and damaged.
20th C The remaining defensive bank measuring 13.1 ft high and a possible ditch. The Freemasons leased the Hanging Chapel.
2000 Hanging Chapel scheduled.