Maelmin Anglo-Saxon royal settlement (Milfield)
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.
|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
EXCAVATION, Kimmerstone Road End, Milfield 1999; THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL PRACTICE
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Source of Reference
Local History of Milfield
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