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MONUMENT NO. 81626

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Welbeck Hill, Irby. An Anglo Saxon cemetery has been excavated here by G Taylor since 1962 following plough disturbance. It is situated on the 100 ft (35m) contour, some three miles from the Riby cemetery (TA10NE1) and 1.75 miles from the Laceby cemetery (TA20NW1). Two burial alignments predominate: North/south along the spine of the spur and east/west on the west slopes, together with a number of cremations on the east slope. In general the earliest burials are at the north. Up to July 1976 72 inhumations and 5 cremations have been recovered. Mid 5th and 6th century.

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