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Monument record MDR4612 - Saxon Grave Slab, Alvaston, Derby

Type and Period (1)

  • (Saxon to Medieval - 410 AD to 1100 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

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.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Article in serial: Anderson, C. 1860. 'Alvaston', The Reliquary. Vol 1, p 128, illust..
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Cox, J C. 1879. Notes on the Churches of Derbyshire, Vol IV. pp. 140-2.
  • <3> Personal Observation: F1 JB 17-OCT-66.



Grid reference SK 3922 3335 (point) (Centre)

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR1197

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Record last edited

Jan 31 2018 3:16PM

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