Information for record number MWA4555:
Findspot - Migration period finds

Summary Findspot - various Anglo Saxon artefacts dating to the Migration period, including a brooch, were found in the area east of Grafton Lane, Bidford on Avon.
What Is It?  
Type: Findspot
Period: Migration (410 AD - 800 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Bidford on Avon
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 10 52
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
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1 Finds made with a metal detector:- i) a bronze pin with trefoil head, of uncertain date, ii) a decorated flat copper alloy fragment, iii) a pagan Saxon saucer brooch 6th-7th century AD. These items are usually found as grave goods.
2 Top soil from the Pagan Saxon period at Bidford (WA605) was dumped in this field and it seems likely that these finds are derived from this context.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Museum Enquiry Form
Title: WMEF 2576
Author/originator: Pickin J
Date: 1984
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 2576
Source No: 2
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: Record Card
Author/originator: White F C
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 4555
An Anglo Saxon saucer brooch from Bidford on Avon
Copyright: Warwickshire County Council
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source WMEF Warwickshire Museum Enquiry Form. These are forms that are filled in when a person brings an object to Warwickshire Museum to be identified. Amongst the information recorded on the form are details such as a description of the object, where and when it was found, and in some cases a sketch or photographs of it. Copies of the form can be viewed at the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. back
monument FINDSPOT * The approximate location at which stray finds of artefacts were found. Index with object name. back
monument GRAVE * A place of burial. Use more specific type where known. back
monument FIELD * An area of land, often enclosed, used for cultivation or the grazing of livestock. back

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