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Wasperton

Wasperton is a village and civil parish in the English county of Warwickshire.

It is on the east bank of the Warwickshire Avon and is some 5 miles (8 km) south of the town of Warwick which is easily accessed by the A429 road.

Between 1980 and 1985 extensive excavations in advance of gravel digging revealed a cemetery which contained both Roman and Anglo-Saxon graves.

In all 182 burials and 25 cremations were uncovered. Of these burials, 36 are "Roman", 137 "Anglo-Saxon" while 9 show some aspects of both customs. The presence of these "mixed" burials indicates that there was a transition period when the community began to adopt Anglo-Saxon burial practices. Larger image


Further Reading : Wise, P.J. (1991) "Wasperton" in Current Archaeology, no. 126, pp 256-9.


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  • Community website (shared with two other communities)


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