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Maelmin Heritage Trail


There were ancient settlements to the east of the modern village of Milfield, by the River Till. The royal Anglo-Saxon palace of Maelmin was founded here in the late 7th century, as a successor to nearby Ad Gefrin, following the death of Edwin. The remains are only visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs. The Anglo-Saxon settlement here covered a wide geographical area; it's people reused earlier ritual sites for their own cemeteries at Milfield South Henge and at a henge north-east of Milfield Hill. The area of the settlement are a Scheduled Monument.

Today the Maelmin Heritage Trail provides visitors with historical reconsructions, including a mesolithic hut, dark age house, and henge.

Milfield Anglo-Saxon (410 to 1066 AD) River Till Ad Gefrin
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Maelmin - reconstruction of Mesolithic hut

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Information Board Dark Age House. Maelmin Heritage Trail

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Full scale reconstruction of a Dark Age house AD410-550

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Maelmin - reconstruction of henge

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from https://www.maelmin.org.uk/
Maelmin Heritage Trail
- Maelmin was the name of a royal township that existed near the modern day village of Milfield in Anglo-Saxon times. Today it is the site of a series of reconstructions ...

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Simon Cotterill
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Maelmin Anglo-Saxon royal settlement (Milfield)
- "Aerial photographs of this area show rectangular cropmarks. Archaeologists think these cropmarks are buildings of the Anglo-Saxon royal settlement of Maelmin. We know about this settlement from old documents. Archaeologists ...

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Simon Cotterill

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