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Northampton Castle dig reveals Saxon past

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Northampton Castle dig reveals Saxon past

Postby Rowan » Thu April 11th, 2013, 12:47 pm

A "rare" Saxon brooch, a medieval harness, pottery and animal bones are among items found by archaeologists at Northampton's medieval castle site.

A survey of the land is taking place ahead of work to build a new £20m railway station in the town.

Tim Upson-Smith, from Northamptonshire Archaeology, said the team had discovered elements of the site's Victorian, medieval and Saxon past.

He said he hoped the finds could be displayed in the new station.


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