Some History of Wellesbourne
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Related Newspaper Articles
"Workmen digging the foundations for houses on a new estate at Wellesbourne yesterday discovered the remains of three bodies believed to
have been buried in Saxon times. Apart from the three skeletons, which were almost complete, they also found three pieces of pottery dating from the same period. Miss
J. Morris, curator of the Country Museum at Warwick was called to the site - on the main Kineton Road from Wellesbourne and dated the find between 600 and 650 A.D.
She told The Coventry Evening Telegraph today that she thought the site must once have been a cemetery and that a village must have existed in the area during
the Saxon period. The skeletons and pottery were discovered while workmen were using mechanical diggers to clear top-soil so that house foundations could be built.
A skeleton was first found and the workmen reported the discovery to the police in case it was a recent death. The police sent it to a pathological laboratory where its
age was determined. Later in the day the other two skeletons and the pieces of pottery came to light. They were found 2ft. 6ins. deep in what was previously pasture land.
Miss Morris said that the find was important as it would help to establish the history of the area, particularly the distribution of the population. From the state of
the skulls it was obvious that the bodies were those of elderly people, so it could be deduced that they must have been living in peaceful times. "I have asked the
workmen to keep their eyes open for anything further," she added."
"Workmen find Saxon relics at Wellesbourne"
Coventry Evening Telegraph : May 10th 1966 Page 34
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