Monument record IKL 026 - Mitchell's Hill; Marshal's Hill; Newdicks (Saxon)

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Mitchell's Hill - inhumation cemetery with at least 27 graves and horse burial found (and ? partially excavated by J Warren & H Prigg) during sand/gravel extraction in C19.


Grid reference Centred TL 7775 7229 (101m by 100m) (Approximate)
Map sheet TL77SE


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

Mitchell's Hill - see Bronze Age record for siting.

Inhumation cemetery with at least 27 graves and horse burial found (and ? partially excavated by J Warren & H Prigg) during sand/gravel extraction in C19.
1850-1854: Warren purchased objects from "men employed in raising stone from the hill on the left hand side of the road entering the village from Bury" ... "principally Roman" and "probably ... some Saxon interments ... as a few Saxon antiquities have been found". The site had been "called Marshals or Mitchels now called Newdicks" by the occupier. Details of finds in (S1). Note Warren collection sold to Evans and now in OXFAS, includes finds from numbered graves (? up to `XXV') & unknown graves, suggesting possible excavation (S2,S9,S3,S5).

1886: Prigg reports child burials associated with 2 small pots, and a large cruciform brooch and "an instance of horse burial came under my own observation in the Saxon portion of the cemetery" (not associated with human inhumation)(S4). Also see (S10) & (S11).

For further ESax items, possibly from Mitchells Hill, see IKL 221

For details of finds see (S8).

Also Palaeolithic, Bronze Age & Roman records.

Sources/Archives (12)

  • <S1> Article in serial: Warren J. 1866. Title?. Warren J, The Warren Journal, 1866, 67-75.
  • <S2> Index: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, cards Icklingham A/S, undated.
  • <S3> Bibliographic reference: 1911. Victoria County History, Suffolk (VCH). 343, fig 10.
  • <S4> Article in serial: Prigg H. The Anglo-Saxon Graves, Warren Hill, Mildenhall. Prigg H, PSIA, 6, 1885, (1), 67,70,71.
  • <S5> Bibliographic reference: Fox C. 1923. The Archaeology of the Cambridge Region.
  • <S6> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL77SE38.
  • <S7> Photograph: SAU,. 1977. AGY 6, 7, Gilt Buckle. SAU, Photographs AGY 6, 7, 1977.
  • <S8> Bibliographic reference: MacGregor & Bollick. 1993. Ashmolean Museum: A Summary Catalogue of the Anglo-Saxon Collections.
  • <S9> Source Unchecked: Ashmolean Museum. 1909. Title?. OXFAS, 1909, 470-488.
  • <S10> Article in serial: Thurlow Leeds, E.. 1912. VIII.—The Distribution of the Anglo-Saxon Saucer Brooch in relation to the Battle of Bedford, A. D. 571. Archaeologia, 63, 201.
  • <S11> Source Unchecked: Northants Nat Hist Field Club Journ, 15, 94. Northants Nat Hist Field Club Journ, 15, 94.
  • <S12> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

Finds (21)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jan 28 2021 4:21PM

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