Wasperton

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Wasperton is a village and civil parish in the English county of Warwickshire. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 153.[1] It is on the east bank of the Warwickshire Avon and is some 5 miles (8 km) south of the town of Warwick which is easily accessed by the A429 road.

Between 1980 and 1985 extensive excavations in advance of gravel digging revealed a cemetery which contained both Roman and Anglo-Saxon graves. There were over 200 inhumations and 26 cremation burials uncovered. 116 inhumations and 24 cremations were determined to be Anglo-Saxon. 40 inhumations have been determined to be Roman, 44 inhumations could not be dated. The graves included spears, shields, knives, brooches and beads.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Excavation of Anglo Saxon Cemetery at Wasperton". Aridadne Digital Resources. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  3. ^ Carver, Martin. "Wasperton Anglo-Saxon Cemetery". Archaeological Data Service. Retrieved 17 December 2019.

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Coordinates: 52°13′36″N 1°36′43″W / 52.22677°N 1.61199°W / 52.22677; -1.61199