Site of Roman Cemetery at Grunt Hill, Alcester.

Description of this historic site

The site of a Roman cemetery, part of which was excavated. The site lies to the west of Roman Way, Alcester.

Notes about this historic site

1 Sixteen human bodies, all pointing E with feet to W, stone slabs down the sides and one slab over the head.
2 One had a rounded jar and another nails. Coin of Constans on teeth of one.
3 Cemetery. At least sixteen inhumations, some in rough stone cists. Excavated in 1923 and 1925 by B W Davis.
5 An archaeological appraisal of the area of this cemetery was carried out by S Cracknell in 1990.
6 On Seaby’s map, (above 2) the site is marked as ‘Saxon graves’, and one set of the photographs 4 has annotations dating the inhumations to the Anglo Saxon period. The location is given as ‘Folly Field’, (which is spelled as ‘Folley Field’ on Seaby’s map), and is the SE corner of field 274 which corresponds with the location of this record.
7 Further information related to 2. Refers to a cremation, and finds of part of a Roman seal box, pieces of Samian and black pottery.
8Mentioned by Davis at meeting of society in 1927.

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