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Anglo-Saxon Cemetery, Riby Park



Reference Name MLI50022

Name:
Anglo-Saxon Cemetery, Riby Park

Summary:
Probable Anglo-Saxon cemetery at Riby Park.

Location:
RIBY, WEST LINDSEY, LINCOLNSHIRE

Description:
A small beaker-shaped vessel, of rough red ware with one light neckline above continuous random stamping, found in association with an iron knife, fibula and glass and amber beads at Riby Park in 1915. The finds are from what was a small, probably 7th century, cemetery. {1}{2}{3}{4}{5}{6}{7}{8}

Soldiers camping in Riby Park in 1915 encountered skeletons and an urn. Further skeletons were found a year later. All the burials were in flint gravel, between 0.46m and 0.60m below the surface. {9}

There are numerous cropmark enclosures in the area. {10}

Sources:
1 Index: Ordnance Survey. Ordnance Survey Card Index. TA 10 NE: 1, 1963, Seaman, B.H.
2 Index: SMR. Sites and Monuments Record Card Index. TA 10 NE: C
3 Article in Serial: PHILLIPS, C.W.. 1935. 'The present state of archaeology in Lincolnshire, part 2' in the Archaeological Journal. vol.91, p.148
4 Article in Serial: MYERS, J.N.L.. 1951. ‘The Anglo-Saxon Pottery of Lincolnshire’ in the Archaeological Journal. vol.108, pp.87-8, 98
5 Article in Serial: MYERS, J.N.L.. 1951. ‘The Anglo-Saxon Pottery of Lincolnshire’ in the Archaeological Journal. fig.9.2
6 Artefact: City and County Museum Collection. LM 296.15
7 Artefact: City and County Museum Collection. LM 383.16
8 Article in Monograph: LEAHY, K. A.. 1993. PRE-VIKING LINDSEY. p.41
9 Article in Serial: White, A. J.. 1982. 'Archaeology in Lincolnshire, 1981' in Lincolnshire History and Archaeology. vol.17, pp.81-2
10 Map: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1992-1996. National Mapping Programme. LINCOLNSHIRE. TA1807: LI.419.2.1-4

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