Skip to comments.Archaeologists unearth section of an Anglo Saxon cross in Weardale
Posted on 09/28/2013 11:50:09 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
Archaelogists excavating a medieval church in a dales village have found further evidence that the site was an Anglo Saxon settlement.
A carved section from an eighth century stone cross was unearthed during a dig at St Botolph"s field in Frosterley in Weardale this week.
The discovery was met with great excitement from the archaeologists and volunteers who were digging on the site as part of the Altogether Archaeology project...
Mr Frodsham said Frosterley was largely a post-medieval village but recent finds have suggested people lived in the area much earlier...
It has already attracted more than 500 volunteers who have carried out important work at historic sites across County Durham and Cumbria.
The latest dig has inspired budding archaeologists of all ages, including youngsters from Frosterley Primary School who found fragments of medieval pottery while excavating their own trench today...
(Excerpt) Read more at thenorthernecho.co.uk ...
Paul Frodsham, of the AONB Partnership, shows off the section of an Anglo Saxon cross unearthed during a dig in Frosterley Paul Frodsham, of the AONB Partnership, shows off the section of an Anglo Saxon cross unearthed during a dig in Frosterley
Back when the isle had real men, not the politically-correct, Cameronized, drunken sots of today.
Well, if he found an eighth century cross I'd say he's right.
I’ve often wondered where all the posts came from in those post-medieval villages, you’d think they’d have run out of ‘em by the time the middle ages were done.
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