Migration period burial, Clopton

Description of this historic site

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.

Notes about this historic site

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.