The Archaeology of Barrow upon Soar
This project sets out to follow the archaeological history of Barrow upon Soar over the past 800,000 years as evidenced by the artifacts that have been found and recorded.
On July 5th 2008, the Barrow Field Walkers ( a branch of Barrow Heritage Group) held an exhibition of artifacts all of which have been found in the Barrow area. It is believed to be the first time that most have been on display in Barrow.
At the same event, the group's new booklet "The Archaeology of Barrow upon Soar" was available for people to pick up free. The booklet is available as a printable pdf below.
Photographs of the artifacts appear below with a brief description of their origins.
The Archaeology of Barrow upon Soar (PDF, 2.1 Mb)
The latest publication of Barrow Heritage Group, available as a hard copy free from Barrow Library, the Paper Shop, the Post Office and the other usual places.
Artifacts found over many years in Barrow upon Soar
Roman cremation urn
Roman cremation urn in green glass. Found in a Roman cemetery in Barrow upon Soar in 1867 along with other outstanding grave goods including two other large intact urns. Each contained human cremation remains and was sealed with lead. Much of the cemetery was undisturbed.