Topics > Northumberland > Yeavering > Ad Gefrin

Ad Gefrin


Between Kirknewton and Yeavering in Northumberland are the extensive remains of the Anglo-Saxon royal township of Ad Gefrin. It was a large settlement covering an area of 12.7 hectars, which can be seen today from aerial photographs.The site has been investigated during archaeological digs. The remains of many timber buildings have been identified, including a 'Great Hall', a temple, grubenhaus, a cemetery, and an early church. The Anglo-Saxon township is thought to have been established in the 6th century AD. It was destroyed by fire in AD 632 in the reign of Edwin and the site was abandoned by AD 685, when the settlement was re-established at nearby Maelmin.[1] The site was occuplied even before Anglo-Saxon times. A pit containing pottery from the later Neolithic period was found and a ring ditch from the Early Bronze Age. Later Iron Age burriel sites were also identified.

Yeavering Iron Age Historic Buildings and Monuments in Kirknewton Civil Parish Kirknewton Bronze Age Anglo-Saxon (410 to 1066 AD)
from Geograph (geograph)
Ad Gefrin, Yeavering

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
from Geograph (geograph)
Kirknewton : Ad Gefrin

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
from Geograph (geograph)
Information board at Ad Grefin

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
from Geograph (geograph)
Gateway to Ad Gefrin 2

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
from Geograph (geograph)
Kirknewton : Ad Gefrin

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
Kirknewton
  Co-Curate Page
Kirknewton
- Overview About Kirknewton Map Street View From Eneas Mackenzie (1825) An Historical, Topographical, and Descriptive View of the County of Northumberland KIRK NEWTON is situate five miles west north west from ...
from https://historicengland.org...
Ad Gefrin Anglo-Saxon township and prehistoric remains - List Entry
- "....The monument includes the extensive remains of the Anglo-Saxon royal township of Ad Gefrin, along with earlier pits, ring ditches, burials and enclosures dating from the Neolithic to the Iron ...

Added by
Simon Cotterill
from Geograph (geograph)
The site of Ad Gefrin

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
from Geograph (geograph)
Ad Gefrin or Yeavering

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
from http://www.pastperfect.org....
King Edwin's Palace: Forgetting Gefrin, Elements of the Past in the Past at Yeavering
- Detailed referenced article by Paul Frodsham, includes aerial photos.

Added by
Simon Cotterill
from http://www.gefrintrust.org/
The Gefrin Trust
- "In 2002 Ad Gefrin, one of the most significant sites in early Northumbrian history, passed into the hands of The Gefrin Trust. The Gefrin Trust was formed in 2002 and ...

Added by
Simon Cotterill

Comments

Add a comment or share a memory.

Login to add a comment. Sign-up if you don't already have an account.



ABOUT US

Co-Curate is a project which brings together online collections, museums, universities, schools and community groups to make and re-make stories and images from North East England and Cumbria. Co-Curate is a trans-disciplinary project that will open up 'official' museum and 'un-officia'l co-created community-based collections and archives through innovative collaborative approaches using social media and open archives/data.

LATEST SHARED RESOURCES