Site Event/Activity record ESF16047 - Excavation by West, S. at West Stow

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Location West Stow
Grid reference Centred TL 7969 7133 (238m by 101m)
Map sheet TL77SE



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Excavation conducted by West in 1965-1972 following earlier excavations by Evison V. The site was a low knoll of sand, some 4.5 acres (1.8ha) in extent, rising steeply from the flood plain of the Lark on the south and sloping gently away to the north. The site was completely covered with up to 3ft of sand-blow on the south side, tailing off on the north slope. The land to the north and east had been previously extensively modified by the construction of the filter beds for the Bury sewerage farms. The north-east corner had been partially destroyed by a small gravel pit during the 1950s, where the first observations of the Anglo-Saxon huts were made. Apart from the belt of pines planted in the 19thC crossing the excavation site from north to south, the entire knoll was stripped and examined (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Article in serial: West, S.. 1985. West Stow, The Anglo-Saxon Village Volume 1: Text.

Related Monuments/Buildings (6)

  • West Stow Country Park (BA) (Monument)
  • West Stow Country Park (IA) (Monument)
  • West Stow Country Park (Med) (Monument)
  • West Stow Country Park (Mes) (Monument)
  • West Stow Country Park (Rom) (Monument)
  • West Stow Country Park; West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village (Monument)

Record last edited

Nov 7 2019 3:35PM

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