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[SK 30142726] Sword etc. found A.D.1839 (1) In 1839 a broken iron sword was found ‘amidst an extraordinary quantity of human bones' by labourers who were excavating a tunnel beneath the bridge road to from Repton to Willington (2). No further information. The culvert could not now be located. (3) No date was ascribed to the sword at the time it was found, but it has recently been identified as being of the Viking period. (4) An alternative NGR is given as SK 3005 2730 on a duplicate record for this find.

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  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1955. 6".
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Bigsby, R. 1854. Historical and Topographical Description of Repton. p. 5.
  • <3> Personal Observation: F1 JB 26-JUL-66.
  • <4> Article in serial: Biddle, M. and Kjolbye-Biddle, B.. 1992. 'Repton and the Vikings', Antiquity. Vol 66, pp36-51.



Grid reference Centred SK 3014 2726 (10m by 10m) (Centre)

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Sep 15 2016 4:44PM

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