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Crundale Grave 19

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posted on 2021-11-10, 14:58 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
At the feet of the last mentioned grave, and within about two feet of it, we found another; and after much time and labour, got at last to the bottom of it, where we found the skeleton of an old person. This appeared from some few teeth which remained in the jaws, which were worn down quite to their stumps. This lay at the depth of almost seven feet. But though these three last mentioned skeletons were found more deeply interred than any of the others, yet I do not imagine that they were at first deposited deeper than the rest, but that a pretty large quantity of earth has, at some time or other, been cast on the bank out of the road, the surface of it having very much of that appearance. In this grave, though we made a very diligent search, we found nothing but the bones, which were surprisingly firm. Nor was there any appearance of a coffin. In this grave, there were not only many large flint-stones, piled archwise over the skeleton (which I forgot to mention was the case in all the other graves heretofore mentioned), but it was almost filled up with them, which made the opening of it very difficult and tedious.

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Grave title

Grave

Date excavated

3rd October, 1757

Reference

Faussett 1856

Page number

190

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