Anglo-Saxon cremation urn

Title

Anglo-Saxon cremation urn

Subject

Archaeology

Description

M/1992/2.
This pot is one of several Anglo-Saxon objects found by workmen when they were building Edridge Road in Croydon between February 1893 and September 1894. Some of the objects were given to the old Grangewood Museum in Croydon and are now looked after by Croydon Museum Service. The rest were given to the British Museum. Between 1600 and 1300 years ago, Edridge Road was the site of an Anglo-Saxon cemetery. When this pot was buried there it held the remains of a cremated body.
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Creator

Croydon Museum Service

Language

English

Date Created

2010-08-11

Files

Anglo-Saxon cremation urn

Citation

Croydon Museum Service, “Anglo-Saxon cremation urn,” Woruldhord, accessed September 26, 2018, http://poppy.nsms.ox.ac.uk/woruldhord/items/show/257.

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