Undated Cemetery at Railway Covert

Description of this historic site

The site of a cemetery of unknown date. The cemetery was discovered during the construction of a railway cutting. The site lies 600m north east of Little Walton.

Notes about this historic site

1 About a mile towards Willey from Cestersover the railway cut through an ancient burial place. The graves were filled with dark coloured sand, apparently brought from a distance. The bones were tinged with with a peculiar red colour, and were flint-like in structure, probably owing to the action of petrifying springs in the neighbourhood.
2 The above grid reference is likely.

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