Oundle Town

Three small sites in Oundle provide evidence of Anglo-Saxon presence in and around the town of Oundle.

 

An isolated sunken-floored building on the outskirts of the town (NGR TL034880) has produced pottery of the 5th century. Two conjoined sites (NGR TL042883) in the centre of the town adjacent to the church attest to occupation from the early middle Saxon period onwards. And contemporary finds from the churchyard, together with structural evidence from the church itself (NGR TL 042882) suggest that it originated as a large late Saxon building.

 

Northamptonshire Archaeology, 25,1993-94, 99-117.  Excavations in Oundle, Northants: work carried out at Stoke Doyle Road 1979, Black Pot Lane, 1985 and St. Peter’s Church 1991. A G Johnston.

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