Skeleton unearthed at an Anglo Saxon burial ground
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|Copyright 1||London Borough of Merton|
|Photographer / Origin of Photo||Tom Francis|
|Notes / History||The area of Morden Road, opposite Mitcham tram station, was the site of one of the largest
Anglo-Saxon burial grounds in the south-east. Throughout the Victorian era local physic gardeners discovered bones and metal trinkets when planting crops.
During the 1920s local landowner Colonel Bidder excavated much of the site.
A much larger dig was organised by the Museum of London Archaeological Service during the 1980s. This unearthed a large assortment of human remains, weaponry, jewellery and domestic goods, examples of which are now displayed at the museum.