The mystery in the marsh: Exploring an Anglo-Saxon island at Little Carlton

Started by gash, March 28, 2017, 09:51:45 pm

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If you visit Little Carlton - a typically tranquil rural settlement in the Lindsey Marsh, where traces of medieval ridge and furrow, paddocks, isolated farms, and historic buildings nestle between pockets of woodland, arable fields, and grassland - it is easy to feel that little has changed for centuries. Certainly, the Lincolnshire parish, which lies 9km from the east coast, is known to date back at least as far as the time of the 1086 Domesday Book, in which it is listed - while the discovery of a Late Saxon (later 10th or 11th century) grave cover during the demolition of the local church provided further hints of early activity. Little else was understood about this chapter of the parish's past, however, until metal-detectorist Graham Vickers brought an intriguing recent discovery to Adam Daubney, Lincolnshire's Finds Liaison Officer (FLO)

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