Find Spot record MLI43417 - Late Saxon Grave Cover, Church of St Edith, Little Carlton


A fragment from a late Saxon grave cover, re-used in the construction of the Church of St Edith, Little Carlton.

Type and Period (1)

  • (Early Medieval/Dark Age - 900 AD to 1065 AD)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A fragment from a late Saxon grave cover was found in May 1993, during archaeological monitoring of the demolition of the Church of St Edith (see MLI43082). The fragment had been re-used as building stone, forming part of the rubble fill between the two main windows of the nave south wall. The fragment was limestone, decorated in low relief on the top surface with a twin cable herringbone border surrounding a central panel comprising one complete figure-of-eight pattern and half of a second pattern. These slabs are thought to be characteristic of the Lindsey region and are dated to the later 10th to 11th century. It was intended that the grave cover be deposited with the City and County Museum in Lincoln, although it is unclear if this actually occurred. {1}{2}

Sources/Archives (2)

  •  Report: Lindsey Archaeological Services. 1994. St Edith's Church, Little Carlton. -.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Paul Everson and David Stocker. 1999. Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture: Volume 5 - Lincolnshire. Lincolnshire. pp.221-2.



Grid reference TF 4035 8536 (point) Estimated from Sources

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Record last edited

Jan 10 2024 11:17AM


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