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Anglo-Saxon graveyard, Girton

History of Anglo-Saxon Graveyard, Girton College

In 1881 evidence for an extensive cemetery was discovered in the grounds of Girton College in the area of Emily Davies Court. The majority of the graves belonged to the Anglo-Saxon period, but at least six burials were Romano-British. Two cremations were buried in wooden chests.

Cyril Fox in Archaeology of the Cambridge Area p. 246, describes this as ‘an important cemetery in the grounds of Girton College.’

C Fox (1923)

See Roman Burials in the Cambridge Area by Joan Liversidge, Proceedings of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society, 1977.

Lion sculpture from funerary monument, Girton (Museum of Arch and Anth. Camb. Univ.)


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