Monument record M1183 - Early Medieval Cemetery, Windmill Hill, Cotgrave




Grid reference SK 64409 35820 (point)
Map sheet SK63NW
District Rushcliffe
Civil Parish Cotgrave, Rushcliffe


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Inhumation cemetery - 87 burials, 74 adults, 18 children; majority, but not all, orientated W-E. 2 different burial rites apparent during excavation - burials with flexed legs and relatively wide graves and burials with extended legs in narrow graves. 3 oval ring ditches enclosing 2 burials and a presumed third, one of which was male with a spear and shield - the only weapons from the site as excavated. Grave goods poor, most burials having nothing or at most a knife or belt buckle. Exceptions are some 10 females buried with brooches, bead necklaces, wrist clasps etc. NB total lack of girdle hangers with female burials. Cemetery limits established by excavation on N, NE and S, limit on W deducible. Exceptional graves: female buried on top of an adolescent, both covered by large amounts of stone; prone female burial re-opened to insert prone male who was crammed into grave. (1) (2)
See L5411, L5412 for nearby cropmarks and finds, L11280 for C9 occupation to S.

Data Held (Document). SNT2647.

Site archive, NCC

Data Held: Ground Photograph (Ground photograph). SNT2646.


<1> Thoroton Society, 1984, TTS, p 106 (Published document). SNT397.

<2> Bishop MW, 1986, The Anglo-Saxon Cemetery at Windmill Hill, Cotgrave (Published document). SNT503.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • --- Document: Data Held.
  • <1> Published document: Thoroton Society. 1984. TTS. 88. p 106.
  • <2> Published document: Bishop MW. 1986. The Anglo-Saxon Cemetery at Windmill Hill, Cotgrave.

Finds (0)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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