Migration period burial, Clopton
The remains of an Anglo Saxon burial, dating to the Migration period, was found 600m south east of Clopton. The burial included a small number of bones and a brooch. It is not known whether it was a cremation or an inhumation. At Stratford-upon-Avon, a fifth century bronze penannular brooch was found after these by a Mr Wellstood.
1 A bronze pennanular brooch of about 5th century, found at Stratford on Avon. In a paper by Reginald Smith it was stated that it was found in August last year (1914) during excavations for a new water main, about 1.2m below the surface; no other objects except a few bones, which were not preserved, were found with it. It is not known whether this was a cremation or inhumation. The brooch was in excellent preservation with slight signs of wear.
2 The brooch is now in New Place Museum.
3 Grid reference SP2055 is given.
4 The Ordnance Survey record this find as marginal. The source of the grid reference in reference 3 is uncertain.
5 OS Card missing 13/12/96.