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Lyminge Anglo-Saxon Cemetery
The discovery was first brought to the notice of Maidstone Museum by Mrs. E. Norris, wife of a workman of Messrs. Atcos, Ltd., farming contractors, Paddock Wood, Kent. Employees of this firm, who were erecting a prefabricated mushroom shed, had struck bones and metal, including an iron spearhead of Saxon date, in the foundation holes for two of the corner posts, followed in 1954 by excavations conducted by Alan Warhurst, B.A., A.M.A. of Maidstone Museum and published in Archaeologia Cantiana Vol. 69  1955 pages 1 to 40. Further excavations were carried out by Alan Warhurst but sadly were never written up and published. There is however a list of extra graves numbered, with assocxiated finds does exist.
   The finds from the excavation are now in the possession of the Kent Archaeological and many items are on display at Maidstone Museum, Faiths Street, Maidstone ME14 1LH. - research@kentarchaeology.org.uk 

This section is work in progress, as we source more pictures to add

Click on pictures to view individual objects.    Links to all graves at bottom

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Grave 1 Grave 3 Grave 4 Grave 5
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Grave 7 Grave 10 Grave 13
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Grave 16 Grave 16 Grave 16 Grave 16
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Grave 16 Grave 16 Grave 16 Grave 16
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