Information for record number MWA10174:
Iron Age Pit

Summary Clay lined Iron Age Pit at Welford Pastures, Welford-on-Avon. Located 100m east of Welford Pastures Farm.
What Is It?  
Type: Pit
Period: Iron Age (800 BC - 42 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Welford on Avon
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 12 51
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 Clay-line pit with with two sherd of Iron Age pottery in shelly fabric found within it.Truncated by a later un-dated ditch.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Observation Report
Title: Archaeological Observation at The Barn, Welford Pastures, Barton Road, Welford-on-Avon, Warwickshire
Author/originator: Gethin, B
Date: 2005
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: Report No 0517
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period Iron Age About 800 BC to 43 AD

The Iron Age comes after the Bronze Age and before the Roman period. It is a time when people developed the skills and knowledge to work and use iron, hence the name ‘Iron Age’ which is given to this period. Iron is a much tougher and more durable metal than bronze but it also requires more skill to make objects from it. People continued to use bronze during this period.
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monument ROAD * A way between different places, used by horses, travellers on foot and vehicles. back
monument PIT * A hole or cavity in the ground, either natural or the result of excavation. Use more specific type where known. back
monument PASTURE * A field covered with herbage for 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 BARN * A building for the storage and processing of grain crops and for housing straw, farm equipment and occasionally livestock and their fodder. Use more specific type where known. back
monument FARM * A tract of land, often including a farmhouse and ancillary buildings, used for the purpose of cultivation and the rearing of livestock, etc. Use more specific type where known. back

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