Keys to the Past

Maelmin Anglo-Saxon royal settlement (Milfield)

Aerial view of cropmarks showing buildings and enclosures at Maelmin, near Milfield. Photo © Tim Gates.
Aerial view of cropmarks showing buildings and enclosures at Maelmin, near Milfield. Photo © Tim Gates.

Aerial photographs of this area show rectangular cropmarks. Archaeologists think these cropmarks are buildings of the Anglo-Saxon royal settlement of Maelmin. We know about this settlement from old documents. Archaeologists carried out a magnetometry survey and excavated just outside the settlement. They found pits and part of a building. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N2001
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Early Medieval (410 to 1066)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):TRIAL TRENCH, Kimmerston Road End 1998; THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL PRACTICE
GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY, Kimmerston Road End, Milfield 1999; TIMESCAPE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEYS

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See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Milfield


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