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Name:Churchyard, Church of St Peter, Holton le Clay
HER Number:MLI41244
Type of record:Monument

Summary

Churchyard at the Church of St Peter, Holton le Clay. Likely dates to the late Saxon period, when the church it served is thought to have its origins.

Grid Reference:TA 286 027
Map Sheet:TA20SE
Parish:HOLTON LE CLAY, EAST LINDSEY, LINCOLNSHIRE

Full description

The churchyard at the Church of St Peter is depicted on the 2nd edition 25 inch Ordnance Survey County Series map. The current church dates from the 11th century, but is thought to incorporate elements of an earlier church on the site, and it is likely that the churchyard dates back to the late Saxon period as well (see PRN 41241). {1}

Excavations in 1973 and 1975 showed the remains of an earlier, rectangular, late Saxon church underlying the current structure (see PRN 41241). The excavations also revealed part of a late Saxon inhumation cemetery near the current church tower, with 14 burials being recorded and a variety of late Saxon finds being recovered, including a buckle, pins, a strap fitting and pottery. Later medieval burials were also identified, along with a complex of medieval ditches and post holes. An assemblage of medieval finds was also recovered, including a pilgrim's badge, a book clasp, a 14th century French jetton, a Nuremburg jetton, a bronze pin head and a bronze tag. {2}{3}{4}


<1> Ordnance Survey, 1902-06, 25 Inch Ordnance Survey County Series Map - Second Edition, TA 20 SE (Map). SLI3566.

<2> Lincolnshire County Council, Sites and Monuments Record Card Index, TA 20 SE: D (Index). SLI2881.

<3> A.J. White (ed.), 1976, 'Archaeology in Lincolnshire and South Humberside, 1975' in Lincolnshire History and Archaeology, vol.11, pp.58-9 (Article in Serial). SLI757.

<4> Sills, John, 1982, 'St Peter's Church, Holton le Clay, Lincolnshire' in Lincolnshire History and Archaeology, vol.17, pp.29-42 (Article in Serial). SLI6649.

Monument Types

  • BURIAL (Early Medieval/Dark Age to Medieval - 800 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CHURCHYARD (Early Medieval/Dark Age to Modern - 800 AD to 2050 AD)
  • INHUMATION (Early Medieval/Dark Age to Medieval - 800 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DITCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POST HOLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BUCKLE (Early Medieval/Dark Age - 800 AD to 1065 AD)
  • HUMAN REMAINS (Early Medieval/Dark Age to Medieval - 800 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PIN (Early Medieval/Dark Age - 800 AD to 1065 AD)
  • SHERD (Early Medieval/Dark Age - 800 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Early Medieval/Dark Age - 800 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • JETTON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PILGRIM BADGE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TAG (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Events

  • 1975 Excavations at the Church of St Peter, Holton le Clay
  • 1973 Excavations at the Church of St Peter, Holton le Clay

Sources and further reading

<1>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-06. 25 Inch Ordnance Survey County Series Map - Second Edition. paper. 1:2500. TA 20 SE.
<2>Index: Lincolnshire County Council. Sites and Monuments Record Card Index. TA 20 SE: D.
<3>Article in Serial: A.J. White (ed.). 1976. 'Archaeology in Lincolnshire and South Humberside, 1975' in Lincolnshire History and Archaeology. vol.11, pp.58-9.
<4>Article in Serial: Sills, John. 1982. 'St Peter's Church, Holton le Clay, Lincolnshire' in Lincolnshire History and Archaeology. vol.17, pp.29-42.

Related records

MLI41241Part of: Church of St Peter, Holton le Clay (Building)