Site of Early Medieval graveyard
The site of an Early Medieval cemetery which was discovered during an archaeological excavation. It is located 500m south west of Wootton Pool.
1 Notes from the excavation.
2 Letter informing the Museum that a grave digger had encountered foundations and two ancient burials.
3 Rough plan of Wootton Wawen dating from c.1570.
4 This phase marks a major change from pre 11th century domestic activity (timber buildings) to burials. The buildings would have gone out of use by the time the land was used for burials. A total of nineteen burials were recovered from fourteen graves. Analysis of the bones showed that those interned were of a mixed population, a secular community. Carbon 14 dates gave a range of use between over 100 years around AD 1050.