Skeleton unearthed at an Anglo Saxon burial ground

Skeleton unearthed at an Anglo Saxon burial ground

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Area Mitcham
Copyright 1 London Borough of Merton
Picture Reference Mit_​TomFrancis_​Ln242
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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.

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