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Name:Human Remains, Torksey Lock
HER Number:56355
Type of record:Monument

Summary

Human remains found at Torksey Lock.

Grid Reference:SK 835 783
Map Sheet:SK87NW
Parish:TORKSEY, WEST LINDSEY, LINCOLNSHIRE

Full description

Fragments of human remains including skulls, long bones, pelvis and vertebrae, both adult and juvenile, were identified after a call out from the police on the 12th March 2010. The bones probably came from an Anglo-Saxon or medieval burial site and may have been associated with the nearby medieval settlement at the scheduled monument 137. A member of the Historic Environment Team has analysed the bone and the report is in the parish file. The photographs are on the computer system at the HER. {1}

Further human remains were recovered in April 2015, after the site was disturbed by badgers. The remains included long bones from at least 3 (and probably more) individuals, and were from adults, juveniles and infants. The assemblage included a largely complete female skull, and several pelvis bones, one of which could be identified as female. {2}


<1> Thornton, A., 2010, Personal Communication, - (Verbal Communication). SLI12930.

<2> Louise Jennings, 2015, Information from Louise Jennings, - (Verbal Communication). SLI14916.

Monument Types

  • BURIAL (Early Medieval/Dark Age to Medieval - 410 AD? to 1539 AD?)
  • CEMETERY? (Early Medieval/Dark Age to Medieval - 410 AD? to 1539 AD?)

Associated Finds

  • HUMAN REMAINS (Early Medieval/Dark Age to Medieval - 410 AD? to 1539 AD?)
  • HUMAN REMAINS (Early Medieval/Dark Age to Medieval - 410 AD? to 1539 AD?)

Associated Events

  • Site visit, Torksey Lock
  • Site Visit to Torksey Lock

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

<1>Verbal Communication: Thornton, A.. 2010. Personal Communication. -.
<2>Verbal Communication: Louise Jennings. 2015. Information from Louise Jennings. -.