Anglo-saxon artifacts uncovered at Polesworth Abbey

Published on September 5th, 2012 | by Admin


An archaeological dig at Poleworth Abbey in England has uncovered a collection of Anglo-Saxon treasures, some of which date back to 700 A.D.

The oldest find has been a decorated Anglo-Saxon pin dating back to 700-900 AD and another of the most significant treasures unearthed is up to 1,000 “valuable” and “very, very, rare” decorated medieval floor tiles.

Father Philip Wells, who has been at the Abbey for 16 years, said: “Three years ago the Secretary of State gave permission for some trial archaeology to take place on the site and it was incredibly exciting to find two of these medieval tiles, and now we have got barrow loads of them.

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Story: Justine Halifax, Birmingham Post | Photo: Birmingham Post

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