Information for record number MWA7868:
Human bones recovered near Bransford Spinney

Summary The site of a burial, possibly Anglo-Saxon and dating to the Migration or Early Medieval periods. The site is located 500m north east of Ryehill Spinney.
What Is It?  
Type: Burial, Findspot
Period: Anglo-Saxon (410 AD - 1065 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Monks Kirby
District: Rugby, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 51 81
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 Rabbit activity has brought human bones, apparently from a crouched burial, to the surface at this location. No artefacts were found with the burial.
2 The upper part of the torso, upper arms and skull were submitted to the Warwickshire Museum for study. The human bones came from a mature individual, at least 25 years old. Unfortunately in the absence of any of the bones of the hip girdle it is not possible to sex the individual. The bones are of some age, in excess of 100 years and possibly associated with the Anglo-Saxon site at Bransford Bridge.
3 Photograph showing the area of rabbit disturbance taken in May 1996.

Source No: 2
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Report on a collection of human bones from Bransford Bridge, Churchover, Warwickshire
Author/originator: Wise P J
Date: 1996
Page Number:
Source No: 3
Source Type: Photograph
Title: Burial at Monks Kirby
Author/originator: Wise P J
Date: 1996
Page Number:
Source No: 1
Source Type: Site Visit
Title: SMR Site Visit Form
Author/originator: Wise P J
Date: 1996
Page Number:
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period Medieval 1066 AD to 1539 AD (the 11th century AD to the 16th century AD)

The medieval period comes after the Saxon period and before the post medieval period.

The Medieval period begins in 1066 AD.
This was the year that the Normans, led by William the Conqueror (1066 – 1087), invaded England and defeated Harold Godwinson at the Battle of Hastings in East Sussex.
The Medieval period includes the first half of the Tudor period (1485 – 1603 AD), when the Tudor family reigned in England and eventually in Scotland too.

The end of the Medieval period is marked by Henry VIII’s (1509 – 1547) order for the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the years running up to 1539 AD. The whole of this period is sometimes called the Middle Ages.
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monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument FINDSPOT * The approximate location at which stray finds of artefacts were found. Index with object name. 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 BRIDGE * A structure of wood, stone, iron, brick or concrete, etc, with one or more intervals under it to span a river or other space. Use specific type where known. 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

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