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posted on 2021-11-10, 15:41 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Nos. CCXVI.-CCXIX-yielded no relics except a bronze buckle and two knives; they were probably women's graves. No. CCXVII. was nine feet long by four wide, and five and a half deep. It reminded me of No. IV., and when it yielded only a small rusty knife I was sufficiently disappointed. One point in it, however, was worthy of note, that the body had evidently been placed upon a bier or in a coffin, two planks apparently set edgewise, about twelve inches high and one thick, being traceable down the whole length of the grave, and a piece of wood four inches square lying at the head and at the feet. No. CCXVIII. was equally large.


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between August and November 1864


Brent 1868

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Sonia Hawkes description

Graves 217 and 218 very large. 217 has evidence of bier or coffin, but only yields one knife.a. bronze buckle, b. knife, c. knife (217)

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