Excavation of Early Medieval Pits at Castle Lane

Description of this historic site

The site of several early Medieval rubbish pits, excavated at Castle Lane, Warwick.

Notes about this historic site

1 1973: Excavation prior to demolition of stables. Three 9th century rubbish pits were excavated and one other located which contained ash, charcoal, slabby limestone (probably from the exposed outcrop at Ufton c10 miles to the E – information Prof W Shotton) and slag. A quantity of animal bone was found in these pits, including almost complete sheep and dog skeletons. Pottery was sparse, but compared as a group with material from Mulberry Trees Inn 1966 excavation.
2 The reference to 9th century rubbish pits is a mistake.

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