Monument record MCC8610 - Early Anglo-Saxon Cremation, Meanee Barracks, Colchester

Summary

A complete early Anglo-Saxon pot (cremation urn) containing at least 14 fragments of cremated human bone was discovered in the north-west corner of Meanee Barracks on 24 March 1938.

Location

Grid reference TL 9993 2452 (point) (FCE)
Map sheet TL92SE
Non Parish Area COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX

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Full Description

A complete pot containing at least fourteen fragments of cremated human bone was discovered in the north-west corner of Meanee Barracks on 24 March 1938. The pot is unburnished and grass-tempered and is most likely to be of 6th or 7th century date.<1><2>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> DESC TEXT: Myres, JNL. 1969. Anglo-Saxon pottery. pp.27-28.
  • <2> Monograph: Crummy, Philip. 1981. CAR 1: Aspects of Anglo-Saxon and Norman Colchester. 1. p.14.

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Jul 12 2017 8:45AM

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