East Lyng

  • East Lyng, Somerset. 
  • Scheduled Monument


Fortified Saxon Burgh aligned east to west.

Connected to Athelney by a causeway.

Associated with King Alfred.

Finds include two bronze palstaves and a Roman bronze mask.


849-899                       Burgh.

9th C                            Mentioned in an Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.

10th C                          Burghal Hideage mentioned.

1967                            Field Investigation.

1975                            Excavated by Committee for Research Archaeology in Action, Gloucestershire and Somerset. (CRAGGS).

1975                            Field Investigation.

1981                            Watching Brief.

1987                            31st December: Scheduled.

2000                            12th October: Scheduled.

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