Polebrook - Early Saxon Period

The Migration Period site was first identified from air photographs and then followed a series of field walking, metal detector, chemical analysis and geophysical surveys in advance of partial excavation of the key elements of the site. An early phase of post-built structures were identified which were dated by radiocarbon analysis to the late 6th century. These buildings were replaced in the 7th century by larger trench built structures of considerable size and status. These in turn were burnt down and followed by a phase of squatter settlement that was associated with iron and bronze working. The site is significant as it is possible to link it, by association, with the monastic site at Oundle which was founded by St Wilfred.

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Polebrook - Early Saxon Period

Early Saxon Period finds

Early Saxon Period finds

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Early Saxon Period finds 2

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Early Saxon Period finds 3

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Early Saxon Period finds 4

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Early Saxon Period finds 5

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Early Saxon Period finds 6

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