Watson, J., Graham, K., Gao, J., Schaeder, U., Skinner, L., Jones, J. and Fell, V. (2011). Townfoot Farm, Cumwhitton, Cumbria : Investigative Conservation of Material from the Viking Cemetery: archaeological conservation report. Swindon: English Heritage Research Department. https://doi.org/10.5284/1033948. Cite this using datacite

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Townfoot Farm, Cumwhitton, Cumbria : Investigative Conservation of Material from the Viking Cemetery: archaeological conservation report
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English Heritage Research Department unpublished report series
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1033948
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This report covers the investigative conservation of Viking material from Cumwhitton located to the south-west of Carlisle, Cumbria. In 2004 two early 10th-century tortoise shell-type brooches were found by metal detectorists in plough soil on farmland to the rear of Townfoot Farm. These were reported to the Portable Antiquities Scheme and subsequently an evaluation and English Heritage funded excavation were carried out by Oxford Archaeology North. This led to the discovery and excavation of a Viking period cemetery comprising 6 grave assemblages. The burials were in an extremely poor condition with little skeletal material remaining and the metalwork badly corroded and damaged. The assemblage comprised over 1000 small find numbers including 12 objects or groups of objects freeze-lifted, 7 large soil blocks and a number of smaller soil blocks. Numerous small finds and fragments were also excavated from the plough soil, many of which are disturbed from grave fills. Unusual finds include a sword, length of iron chain, drinking horn mounts and remains of a needlework box.
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J Watson
K Graham
J Gao
U Schaeder
L Skinner
Jennifer Jones
V Fell
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English Heritage Research Department
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Historic England (OASIS Reviewer)
Cumbria HER (OASIS Reviewer)
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2011
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Site: Cumwhitton Viking Cemetery
Location - Auto Detected: Townfoot Farm
County: CUMBRIA
Parish: CUMWHITTON
Country: England
District: CARLISLE
Location - Auto Detected: Cumwhitton
Grid Reference: 350330, 552500 (Easting, Northing)
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Cemetery (Monument Type England)
Drinking Horn Mount (FISH England)
Sword (FISH England)
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Brooch (FISH England)
Grave (Monument Type England)
Chain (FISH England)
Burial (Monument Type England)
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Plough Soil (FISH England)
Metal Detecting Use (Event)
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OASIS Id: englishh2-113359
OBIB: 72-2011
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A4 heat-bound report of 79pp (ISSN 1749 8775)
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Project archive: https://doi.org/10.5284/1031499
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28 Nov 2016
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