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Anglo-Saxon Harlington

The Bedfordshire Historic Environment Record [HER] contains information on the county's historic buildings and landscapes and summaries of each entry can now be found online as part of the Heritage Gateway website

The best evidence for Anglo-Saxon occupation at Harlington is the name of the parish, which is of Old English origin and means “hill of Herala’s people”, but very few archaeological finds have been made. Pottery described as “fine specimens of Saxon earthenware” was found at Dyers Hall Farm in the early 20th century [HER103], and an 8th or 9th century gilded harness mount was found more recently in the west of the parish [HER12932].