Rendlesham Revealed: Anglo-Saxon Life in South-East Suffolk

Since 2008 the Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service has been co-ordinating archaeological survey and investigation in Rendlesham. Read more about Past Investigations at Rendlesham

Future investigations will continue to explore the irreplaceable archaeology of the Deben valley which is in the heart of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of East Anglia. The valley is home to the princely burials of Sutton Hoo and the site of the royal palace recorded by Bede, recently discovered at Rendlesham.

Rendlesham Revealed will work with local and national partners to explore this archaeologically-rich landscape. Local communities will be engaged to reveal, explore, celebrate and conserve the below ground archaeology of the Deben valley. Together we will connect the unique stories of these royal sites, putting them in the context of the wider Anglo-Saxon communities of which they were part.

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Further investigation into the internationally important archaeology of Suffolk’s Deben valley will be possible thanks to a Heritage Lottery Fund development grant in 2018 to progress plans for a major community archaeological project: Rendlesham Revealed: Anglo-Saxon Life in South-East Suffolk.

In 2018-2019, trial sessions and public consultation will be carried out to support a second-round application for further National Lottery funding.



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