Between 1980 and 1985 extensive excavations in advance of gravel digging revealed a cemetery which contained both Roman and Anglo-Saxon graves.
In all 182 burials and 25 cremations were uncovered. Of these burials, 36 are "Roman", 137 "Anglo-Saxon" while 9 show some aspects of both customs. The presence of these "mixed" burials indicates that there was a transition period when the community began to adopt Anglo-Saxon burial practices. Larger image
Further Reading : Wise, P.J. (1991) "Wasperton" in Current Archaeology, no. 126, pp 256-9.
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