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Monument record MDR7090 - Anglo-Saxon settlement north of Egginton Brook, Willington

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Full Description

Excavations at Willington in 1970-72 uncovered evidence of a small settlement of the 6th century AD. Three sunken-featured buildings were found, together with pits and a few post-holes. Pottery was present in some quantity, some of it being fine ware. Several pits contained either raw or baked clay, perhaps connected with the manufacture of loomweights and possibly pottery. Animal bone evidence was scanty and in poor condition, but cattle and horse were represented. It was tentatively suggested that the buildings were short-lived and utilised the same field system as an earlier Romano-British settlement (1) Cropmarks identified. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Article in serial: Wheeler, H (TVARC). 1979. 'Excavation at Willington, Derbyshire, 1970-72', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Vol. 99, pp 58-220.
  • <2> Archive: Whiteley, S. 1989. Aerial Photographic Transcripton Project.



Grid reference Centred SK 2860 2768 (10m by 10m) (Centre)

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Record last edited

Dec 2 2014 12:36PM

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