Find Spot record MLI80006 - Anglo-Saxon Shield Boss, River Witham


An Anglo-Saxon shield boss, found in the River Witham at some point between Bardney and Kirkstead. The exact findspot is unknown.

Type and Period (1)

  • (Early Medieval/Dark Age - 600 AD to 699 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

A 7th century Anglo-Saxon shield boss was found in the River Witham in 1787-8, at some point between the parishes of Bardney and Kirkstead. The exact findspot is unknown. The boss is of the 'sugar-loaf' type, and is held by Lincoln Museum. {1}{2}{3}

Sources/Archives (3)

  •  Index: Ordnance Survey. Ordnance Survey Card Index. TF 16 NW: 9.
  •  Leaflet: A.J. White. 1979. Antiquities From the River Witham, Part 2: Anglo-Saxon and Viking. p.3, no.2.
  •  Artefact: City and County Museum Collection. LM 9758.06.


No mapped location recorded.


Grid reference Not recorded

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Record last edited

Jan 10 2023 12:17PM


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