Information for record number MWA10025:
Romano-British Drainage Ditch or Field Boundary, St Faith's Primary School, Alcester

Summary A Romano British Ditch was found during an archaeological excavation in the grounds of St. Faiths Primary School.
What Is It?  
Type: Field Boundary?, Drainage Ditch?, Ditch
Period: Romano-British (43 AD - 409 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Alcester
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 09 57
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 A Romano British Ditch was found during an archaeological excavation in the grounds of St. Faiths Primary School. It was probably a drainage ditch or field boundary similar to that recorded during trial trenching in 1995 at St. Benedict's School to the south. No evidence for other Romano-British occupation was revealed in the evaluation and this would confirm that the town did not extend beyond the river and that this area was probably a series of cultivated fields.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Evaluation Report
Title: Archaeological Evaluation at St. Faith's Primary School, St. Faith's Road, Alcester, Warwickshire
Author/originator: Jones, C & Thompson, P
Date: 2004
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: Report No 0442
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technique excavation Archaeologists excavate sites so that they can find information and recover archaeological materials before they are destroyed by erosion, construction or changes in land-use.

Depending on how complicated and widespread the archaeological deposits are, excavation can be done by hand or with heavy machinery. Archaeologists may excavate a site in a number of ways; either by open area excavation, by digging a test pit or a trial trench.
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monument SCHOOL * An establishment in which people, usually children, are taught. back
monument ROAD * A way between different places, used by horses, travellers on foot and vehicles. back
monument FIELD * An area of land, often enclosed, used for cultivation or the grazing of livestock. back
monument DITCH * A long and narrow hollow or trench dug in the ground, often used to carry water though it may be dry for much of the year. back
monument FIELD BOUNDARY * The limit line of a field. back
monument DRAINAGE DITCH * A long, narrow ditch designed to carry water away from a waterlogged area. back
monument PRIMARY SCHOOL * A school which combines the functions of both Infant and Junior Schools, teaching children up to the age of eleven. Use specific type where known. back
monument TOWN * An assemblage of public and private buildings, larger than a village and having more complete and independent local government. back

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