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III.—A Saxon Village at Sutton Courtenay, Berkshire Third Report

  • E. Thurlow Leeds

Shortly after the presentation of the Second Report to the Society, in March 1926, the gravel-workings from which the material for both this and the First Report had been obtained were abandoned, the site of House XX marking the southerly limit of the land leased for exploitation. On a tour, however, of the district south of the Thames between Drayton and Long Wittenham in 1930, I found that a wide drift had been cut leading southwards from the Drayton-Sutton Courtenay road immediately east of Council cottages newly erected, and that new workings had been for some time in progress under the management of the Berkshire County Council, along the eastern boundary of the older pit.

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page 79 note 1 Archaeologia, lxxiii, 147–92 and lxxvi, 59–79.

page 79 note 2 Antiq. Journ. xiv, 264–8.

page 79 note 3 Ibid. xiv, 414–16, where on pl. LVIII the extent of the gravel-pits is clearly visible.

page 81 note 1 A brief account of this house was presented to the First Prehistoric Congress held in London in 1932, and it was again published with a plan, section, and illustrations in my Early Anglo-Saxon Art and Archaeology, pp. 261–2, fig. 11 and pl. VIII.

page 83 note 1 Oxoniensia, i, 90, pl. XVII b and iii, 165, pl. XIII a.

page 83 note 2 A basket, similarly but more elaborately constructed, found at Leicester is figured in Proc. Soc. Ant., N.S., i, 245. As shown by the strata in which it was set, it had been employed for a similar purpose,

page 83 note 3 Archaeologia, lxxiii, 152.

page 84 note 1 The woodwork after a short exposure was observed to be richly coated with ‘vivianite’. On the question of the water-level see Oxoniensia, iii, 167.

page 86 note 1 Archaeologia, lxxvi, pl. VIII, fig. 2.

page 86 note 2 Prof. B. W. Tucker, M.A., Department of Comparative Anatomy, University of Oxford, kindly reported on the bones from this and from other parts of the site.

page 87 note 1 Archaeologia, lxxvi, 79.

page 90 note 1 Antiq. Journ. xiv, 415, pl. LVIII.

page 90 note 2 Archaeologia, lxxvi, pl. VIII, fig. 2.

page 92 note 1 Grieg, Sigurd, Jernaldershus på Lista, pls. xxi, 2 and 6; XXIII, 2; XXV, 2.

page 92 note 2 Leeds, E. T. and Harden, D. B., An Anglo-Saxon Cemetery at Abingdon, Berkshire.

page 93 note 1 Antiq.Journ. xiii, 167–8 (W. D. Passmore Coll.).

page 93 note 2 Wilts. Arch. Mag. xxxvii, 611–12, fig. facing 611 (Devises Mus.).

page 93 note 3 Ibid., xxviii, 107; Cat. Ant. Devizes Museum, Part II (1911), 118, pl. LVII, 3–4.

page 93 note 4 It is here taken as now generally accepted that the cemetery at Harnham Hill, Salisbury, represents a Juto-Saxon effort at penetration from the direction of Southampton.

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