Yeavering Saxon Royal Palace: The Anglo-Saxon Royal Centre
The collection of buildings discovered at Yeavering formed part of an Anglo-Saxon royal villa. This consisted of a
series of buildings designed to provide short-term accommodation for the king and his household. It is thought that
the king would have travelled throughout his land dispensing justice and authority and collecting rents from his
various estates. Such visits would be periodic and it is likely that he would visit each royal villa only once or
twice a year.
Excavations at Yeavering by Brian Hope-Taylor uncovered a range of buildings, many associated with
King Edwin. Here we have provided a list of reconstructions based on the excavations.