Spirit of Sutterby – The Lost Valley
Saturday, September 10th
Franklin Hall, Spilsby
The Lost Valley: Four Lincolnshire Anglo Saxon cemeteries and more…
The welcome return of Dr Kevin Leahy.
The ‘Lost Valley’ lies between the rivers Ancholme and Trent in North Lincolnshire and contains a
remarkable sequence of archaeological sites. As it lacked a name I have called it ‘Winterton Vale’
after the stream that runs through it. Within the Vale are two Iron Age/Roman settlements, two
major villas, a Roman fort, two Anglo-Saxon monasteries and a group of four Anglo-Saxon
cemeteries. These are of fifth to eighth century date making it possible to look at the story of Anglo-
Saxon Lincolnshire and England in different light.