Template:Viking burials

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This list of burials is currently a work in progress. More information will be added over time but it is hoped that even the meagre information supplied here will be of some use. Any list of Viking burials is going to be open to discussion. Many of these burials were discovered in the 18th and 19th centuries, long before modern archaeological practices came into use.

Our map of Viking Burials in Britain is derived from the following maps: [Bersu & Wilson 1966:p.xii]; [Wilson 1976:p.394]; [Graham-Campbell 1994:p.p.134 & 153]; [Graham-Campbell & Batey 1998:p.115 & p.130]; [Graham-Campbell 2001:p.107]; [Redknap 2000:p.95]; [Richards 2004:p.191]; [Redmond 2007:p.70, p.77, p.87, p.93, p.107, p.117]; [Harrison & Ó Floinn 2014:p.225]

We have recently discovered Angela Redmond's book, 'Viking Burial in the North of England' [Redmond 2007]. This gives a very good overview of of burials from the British Isles and is well worth acquiring if you are interested in this subject.

The reliability of pagan graves varies. The 'Status' rating gives an indication of the current thinking relating to the finds reliability.
 Accepted   (A)
There is a good contemporary archaeological record of the find. Including a diagram of the grave and finds, etc.
 Possible   (P)
The contemporary archaeological record of the find is not as good but the grave goods would tend to indicate a pagan grave. The grave may be located in a mound or Church yard.
 Discredited   (D)
The argument in favour of this being a Viking grave has now been discredited although it has previously been published as such in the past. These are most probably just stray finds.