Monument record MDR4612 - Saxon Grave Slab, Alvaston, Derby
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(Saxon to Medieval - 410 AD to 1100 AD)
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SK 3923 3335. A Saxon grave slab was found beneath the foundations of the tower of St.Michael's Church when it was rebuilt in 1856. [Its incised cross is apparently Anglian - 9th - 11th century of Collingwood's Northumbrian Crosses, Fig. 17 (c)]. In the porch of the church. (1-2)
The coffin lid is still in the porch of the church. (3) C. Drage suggests Medieval in date.
Article in serial: Anderson, C. 1860. 'Alvaston', The Reliquary. Vol 1, p 128, illust..
Bibliographic reference: Cox, J C. 1879. Notes on the Churches of Derbyshire, Vol IV. pp. 140-2.
Personal Observation: F1 JB 17-OCT-66.
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SK 3922 3335 (point) (Centre)
DERBY, DERBY, DERBYSHIRE
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