Interesting turn up for the books as locals ask Persimmon Homes to fund further work in the area of a 120 home development.

Archaeological Solutions has been excavating land in Burwell Road for the past six weeks on behalf of developer Persimmon Homes, which has outline permission to build 120 new homes on the site.

As well as Anglo Saxon remains dating back more than 1,000 years, they also found a Bronze Age burial mound which is more than 3,000 years old.

Last Monday, they unearthed their most significant find, a warrior buried with his sword and dagger.

Exning district councillor Simon Cole said he had written to planning authority Forest Heath District Council asking if the developer could be asked to extend the archaeological search to more of the site.

Andy Peachey, of Archaeological Solutions, said: “Persimmon has funded the excavation and as a developer they have been most generous and flexible in their approach to archaeology.”

Report from the Newmarket Journal

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