Ancient Monuments on Lidingö 2: Stockby Grave Field

Just a couple of hundred meters from the Stockby burial mound is an unexcavated gravefield with five stone-setting mounds. The graves are believed to date from the Viking Age (the Late Iron Age ca 800-1050 AD). According to the sign, it served as the cemetary for the nearby Stockby farmstead.

I have to say, my untrained eye could barely discern anything in the area.

Map of the grave field

According to the National Heritage Board Fmis database the site measures 40 x 20 meters. At least one of the five stone-setting mounds is 6 meters in diameter and 0.4-0.5 meters in diameter, while there are ”uncertain” mounds 5 meters in diameter and around 0.2 meters high. The site is covered with oak, birch and maple trees.

In between the grave field and the nearby burial mound is a large modern store selling builders’ supplies. One wonders if other finds might have been located underneath the store location?

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