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SUTTON HOO

SUTTON HOO
SUTTON HOO

There are 18 (or 20) burial mounds at Sutton Hoo, which historians believe was the cemetery for the Wuffingas, the royal dynasty of 7th century East Anglia who claimed to be descendants of the god Woden.   The greatest burial was possibly that of King Raedwald, an amazing ship burial unearthed just before the Second World War.  Most of the artefacts are now in the British Museum in London, but there is an exhibition on site, plus replicas of some of the treasures. And you can visit Tranmer House, the home of the landowner, Edith Pretty, which has been refurbished in 1930s style.

Location/Address: Tranmer House
Sutton Hoo
Nr Woodbridge
County: Suffolk
Post Code: IP12 3DJ
Main Historic Period: Saxon
Link to featured article: Stories behind Sutton Hoo
Tip/Nearby: Orford Ness
Primary Management: National Trust
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