Anglo-Saxon Sites Archive

Battle Abbey

Battle Abbey, East Sussex  1066 is renowned for being one of the most famous years in English history. It is a historical narrative etched into our brains since school. On 5th January, the English king named Edward the Confessor died without a direct heir. The following day, Harold Godwinson,

Lady St Mary Church, Wareham

The Grade I listed building of Lady St. Mary Church is a parish church situated to the south east of the market town of Wareham, Dorset; parallel to the Priory Hotel and a stone throw away from Wareham’s Quay and the River Frome. Originally the church was attached to

Wareham Town

  Wareham is a market town in the county of Dorset and is a civil parish under the name Wareham Town. The settlement of Wareham was built on a strategic dry point between the mouths of the River Frome and the River Piddle, which converges into Wareham Channel of

Wat’s Dyke

Wat’s Dyke   Wat’s Dyke is a scheduled monument (SAM) of 19 protected sections of a linear earthwork that stretches intermittently for approximately 40 miles (64km). Situated in the northern region of the Welsh Marches, the once north-western frontier of the Kingdom of Mercia. The Welsh Marches contains a

Waltham Abbey – Abbey Church of Waltham Holy Cross

Waltham Abbey, known today as the Abbey Church of Waltham Holy Cross is located in the quaint market town of the same name just 14 miles from the City of London. The town itself was named after the Abbey which was thought to be constructed around 1030 but the

Irton Cross – St Paul’s Church

Made from one piece of red sandstone, Irton Cross can be found in St Paul’s Church Graveyard. St Paul’s Church is in the Parish of Eskdale, Cumbria and is an active church. This Anglo-Saxon cross dates back to the 9th century and remarkably is still in one solid peice

The Coronation Stone

The coronation stone was used in ceremonies for the royal consecration of Kings from the Kingdom of Wessex during the 10th century, in Kingston-upon-Thames – a royal demesne manor. According to tradition the ceremony of coronation was performed on a large stone block, where statues of several monarchs were

The Church of St Laurence – Bradford-on-Avon ‘A Hidden Jewel’

Erected in the historic town of Bradford-on-Avon lies a ‘hidden jewel’ of the west country of England, its style of architecture is from a time that is mostly forgotten by the average citizen. Bradford’s ‘hidden jewel’ is a church dedicated to St Laurence; one of the seven deacons of