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Find Spot record MDR2609 - Saxon burial, Brizlincote Hall, Bretby

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A late 6th or early 7th century AD cruciform brooch was found with human bones at Brislingcote near Burton-on-Trent in 1850. (1) No further information. (2) Two panels of a broken Anglian cruciform brooch were found in 1850 near Brizlincote Hall, but the precise find spot is not known. The brooch was decorated in shallow relief with a zoomorphic panel and a head plate with a motif consisting of 3 barleycorns. It retained traces of gilding and silver applique. The brooch cannot be traced now. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Article in serial: Benton, G M. 1912. 'A Saxon brooch from Brislingcote, near Burton-on-Trent', Proc. Camb. Ant. Soc.. Vol. 17, pp 137-8, photo.
  • <2> Personal Observation: F1 JB 24-JUN-66.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: T S Staffs Arch & Hist Soc 19 1977-1978 fig 5-8 (K Leahy).



Grid reference SK 273 221 (point)

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  • EDR1356

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Dec 13 2021 4:52PM

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