Monument record WBG 022 - Junior House, Woodbridge School

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Male skeleton and spearhead "believed to be AS".


Grid reference Centred TM 2684 4964 (100m by 100m) (Approximate)
Map sheet TM24NE


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Male skeleton and spearhead 'believed to be AS'. 'There were traces of a mound' (R1)(R2).
Found February 1873 by two men 'raising stones... about three feet below the surface'. A stone was placed each side of the skull and a spearhead, 18 inches long, and 'a piece of bronze, evidently broken off the rim of an urn or stone vessel, about three inches in length' (S4). Evidence for mount circumstantial? (S5).
Found on site of Junior House (Woodbridge School) near Haugh Lane. Junior House became Queens House in 1953, Queens House occupies a prominent position overlooking area to E & S (S2)(S3). Generalised grid reference amended after (S2)(S3).

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <R1> (No record type): Meaney, A.. 1964. A Gazetteer of Early Anglo-Saxon Burial Sites. Meaney, Gazeteer, AS Burial Sites, 1964, 236.
  • <S1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM24NE12.
  • <S2> (No record type): SAU, Newman J, site report, August 1992.
  • <R2> (No record type): Arnott W G, Place Names Deben Valley, 1946, 24.
  • <S3> (No record type): Weaver M (Woodbridge School, teacher), August 1992.
  • <R3> Bibliographic reference: Dark Age Index. Phillips C W, Dark Age Index.
  • <S4> Bibliographic reference: Newspaper Article. Woodbridge Reporter, 13 February 1873.
  • <S5> Unpublished document: Suffolk County Council Archaeologcial Service. Site Report. Breen A in SAU (Newman J), SCCAS Report 98/65, Sep 1998, ill.

Finds (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Mar 10 1999 11:30AM

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