A Royal Anglo-Saxon Cemetery at Street House, Loftus, North-East Yorkshire [Paperback]

Steven J. Sherlock (Author)

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ISBN: 9780953274758 | Published by: Tees Archaeology | Year of Publication: 2012 | Language: English 147p, b/w and col illus




A Royal Anglo-Saxon Cemetery at Street House, Loftus, North-East Yorkshire

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Discovery in 2005 of an Anglo-Saxon cemetery at Street House, near Loftus, came as a surprise as preliminary work suggested that there was only an Iron Age enclosure on the site. Subsequent excavation over three seasons between 2005 and 2007 revealed a 7th-century cemetery with 109 graves, five of high status containing treasure and one containing an Anglo-Saxon bed, the first to be recorded in northern England. The layout of the graves formed a square within the earlier Iron Age enclosure, unique in the country. The range of exquisite finds and the bed suggest a broad tim-span between AD 630 and 670 for this Conversion period cemetery and strongly suggest connections between this site and the Deiran royal household. The report presents the evidence, supported by analyses from a series of specialist reports, to consider the significance of Street House in the context of Anglo-Saxon activity across the Tees Valley and the wider region.

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