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Archaeological Finds at Bagington

22nd November 2022 @ 7:45 pm - 9:30 pm

Nigel Page joins us to give a talk about finds from an excavation at Bagington

The talk will focus on the Anglo-Saxon Archaeological finds at Baginton, adjacent to the Lunt Roman Fort. The dig was completed before the building work on the new Jaguar Land Rover site started.

Nigel is a Senior archaeologist with Warwickshire Archaeology, which is part of Warwickshire County Council.

Earlier evaluation of the site by Oxford Archaeology in 2012 had identified a few features of interest and, perhaps most importantly, a cremation cemetery. It was thought likely that this was associated directly with the Roman fort or the local Anglo-Saxon neighbourhood or settlement.

The site proved to be a very large archaeology dig site and the underlying geology consisted mostly of sand which is easy to dig, even without modern tools. The cremation cemetery contained over sixty burials. Items within burials included numerous complete pots, two mirrors, two glass bottles, brooches, the odd coin (one definitely of Vespasian), pins, a ring with an intaglio and the remains of at least two copper bound boxes plus a copper alloy hanging bowl. The star feature consisted of a large pit with 23 near complete pots and an oil lamp.


22nd November 2022
7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
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Lapworth Village Hall
Old Warwick Road
Kingswood, B94 6LD

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