Monument record M7 - Cemetery at Kingston Hall, Kingston on Soar




Grid reference SK 50560 27850 (point)
Map sheet SK52NW
District Rushcliffe
Civil Parish Kingston on Soar, Rushcliffe


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

1840-44 Workmen trenching for a shrubbery in the garden of Kingston Hall, near the top of a slight hill 1/4 mile E of the church, found AS cinerary urns deposited over C 1/2 acre. They were 12in to 18in deep, arranged in lines either singly or in groups of 2 or more, surrounded by small boulder stones, several deposits being 4ft - 6ft or more apart. The urns were much destroyed by ploughing, and c 200 were said to have been destroyed before the workmen reported their find. Those rescued, c 16 in number, were illustrated in JBAA. A piece of sandstone was probably laid over the mouth of each urn, and all, except the smallest, contained burnt bones. A few lumps of fused glass, perhaps beads, were found "with some of the ashes" and in one urn were 3 fragments of bronze, perhaps a brooch, attached to a lump of fused green glass. 6 complete urns, 2 plain, the others with stamped linear and shoulder-boss ornamentation, and fragments of at least 3 others, are still extant, but it is impossible to form any conclusion from this small sample on the date when the cemetery came into use, or for how long. None of the surviving urns need be earlier than c 550. (1)
OS grid ref given.
See L7886, L7887 for nearby earthworks

Data Held (Document). SNT2647.


Data Held (Document). SNT2647.

ill, OS card, (2)

<1> Meaney A, 1964, A Gazetteer of Early Anglo-Saxon Burial Sites, pp 200-201 (Published document). SNT913.

<2> Royal Arch Institute, 1846, Archaeological Journal, p 159 (Published document). SNT99.

<3> British Archaeological Assoc, 1847, JBAA, pp 60-63 (Published document). SNT187.

<4> Thoroton Society, 1957, TTS, pp 21-26 (Published document). SNT371.

<6> VCH, 1906, Notts, p 201-6 (Published document). SNT1383.

<7> Baldwin Brown G, 1915, The Arts in Early England - Saxon Art and Industry in the Pagan Period, p 770 -7 (Published document). SNT525.

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  • <1> Published document: Meaney A. 1964. A Gazetteer of Early Anglo-Saxon Burial Sites. pp 200-201.
  • <2> Published document: Royal Arch Institute. 1846. Archaeological Journal. 3. p 159.
  • <3> Published document: British Archaeological Assoc. 1847. JBAA. 2. pp 60-63.
  • <4> Published document: Thoroton Society. 1957. TTS. 61. pp 21-26.
  • <6> Published document: VCH. 1906. Notts. 1. p 201-6.
  • <7> Published document: Baldwin Brown G. 1915. The Arts in Early England - Saxon Art and Industry in the Pagan Period. 4. p 770 -7.

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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