Information for record number MWA5461:
Anglo-Saxon burial (possibly a cemetery), Meon Hill, Lower Quinton

Summary An Anglo Saxon burial was found outside the western rampart of Meon Hill hillfort in 1957. Further finds suggest other burials.
What Is It?  
Type: Burial, Inhumation
Period: Anglo-Saxon (410 AD - 1065 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Quinton
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 17 45
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 May 1957. Anglo Saxon shield boss, spearhead and ferrule together with parts of a skeleton found at a depth of.... The boss, spearhead and ferrule now in Birmingham Museum. (JMM June 1957 - visited site).
2 JMM marks this just outside rampart on W.
4 Fieldwalking of N Field produced small fragments of bone comb strengthener decorated with circles and dots. This could indicate further burials.
5 Note about the finds in

Source No: 4
Source Type: Article in serial
Title: WMA vol 25
Author/originator: Price E and Watson P
Date: 1982
Page Number: 78-82
Volume/Sheet: 25
Source No: 3
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Gazetteer of Early Anglo Saxon Burials
Author/originator: Meaney A
Date: 1964
Page Number: 217
Source No: 1
Source Type: Map
Title: WM
Author/originator: JMM
Date: 1957
Page Number: 50 SW
Volume/Sheet: Annotated
Source No: 5
Source Type: Note
Title: Meon Hill Saxon material.
Page Number:
Source No: 2
Source Type: Verbal communication
Title: R.C. Hingley personal comments
Author/originator: R C Hingley
Page Number:
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source WM Warwickshire Museum Aerial Photograph Collection. A collection of oblique and vertical aerial photographs and taken by various organisations and individuals, including the Royal Airforce, The Potato Board, Warwickshire Museum. The collection is held at the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. back
source WMA West Midlands Archaeology. This publication contains a short description for each of the sites where archaeological work has taken place in the previous year. It covers Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands and Worcestershire. Some of these descriptions include photographs, plans and drawings of the sites and/or the finds that have been discovered. The publication is produced by the Council For British Archaeology (CBA) West Midlands and is published annually. Copies are held at the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. back
monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument INHUMATION * An interment of unburnt, articulated human remains. Use specific type where known. back
monument RAMPART * A protective earthen mound, often the main defence of a fortification. back
monument FIELD * An area of land, often enclosed, used for cultivation or the grazing of livestock. back
monument MUSEUM * A building, group of buildings or space within a building, where objects of value such as works of art, antiquities, scientific specimens, or other artefacts are housed and displayed. back
monument BURIAL * An interment of human or animal remains. Use specific type where known. If component use with wider site type. Use FUNERARY SITE for optimum retrieval in searches. back
monument HILLFORT * A hilltop enclosure bounded by one or more substantial banks, ramparts and ditches. Use more specific type where known. back

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