Monthly Archives: November 2007

Street House Cemetery

A mid 7th century cemetery was discovered near Loftus when an Iron Age rectangular enclosure was detected using aerial photography. Excavations from 2005 to 2007, discovered over 100 graves, jewelry, and other relics.

Loftus Cemetery

Plan of cemetery, bed burial and grubenhaus marked

Most notably, the grave of a high status woman was found. She had received a bed burial (more common in the South) and was covered in a small earthen mound.

Saxon Princess Kirkleatham

Replica of bed burial at Kirkleatham Museum

The layout and relics found within the cemetery point to the Conversion Period. Finds from the cemetery were acquired by the Kirkleatham Museum in Redcar.

  1. Gold found in Anglo-Saxon cemetery“, 20 Nov 2007, The Echo
  2. A seventh-century royal cemetery at Street House, north-east Yorkshire, England“, Jun 2008, Antiquity
  3. Street House Anglo-Saxon cemetery“, Wikipedia