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Further Saxon Remains at Orpington.
by John Parsons.

Following the recent discovery of a Saxon cemetery at Orpington, by Mr P J Tester (published in the Newsletter) it is interesting to record another Saxon find from the same area.

During the excavation of the Roman Villa at Orpington, between 1952 and 1957, the present chairman of the Orpington Historical Society, Mr A C Hart, found a silver-mounted iron knife of late-Saxon date. This was firmly stratified between the post-Roman ground-level and the mortar debris resulting from wall-robbing for the nearby Saxon church at Orpington (circa AD 1031).

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