Information for record number MWA12265:
Earth mound near Fosse Farm, Wolston

Summary A mound approximately 30m in diameter can be seen on aerial photographs 200m to the north west of Fosse Farm.
What Is It?  
Type: Pillow Mound, Windmill Mound
Period: Medieval - Industrial (1066 AD - 1913 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Wolston
District: Rugby, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 41 74
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 A mound approximately 30m in diameter seen on aerial photographs 200m to the north west of Fosse Farm was mapped as part of the English Heritage National Mapping Project. The relationship between the mound and the surrounding ridge and furow ploughing is not clear but on balance the mound appears to sit on top of the ridges and is probably later than them. There is no other evidence to indicate the mound's use so the two possibilities offered, "windmill mound" and "pillow mound" are speculative.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Aerial Photograph
Title: RAF CPE UK 2141 Frame 5222
Author/originator: RAF
Date: 10/6/1947
Page Number: Frame 5222
Volume/Sheet: RAF CPE UK 2141
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technique Aerial Photograph Aerial photographs are taken during an aerial survey, which involves looking at the ground from above. It is usually easier to see cropmarks and earthworks when they are viewed from above. Aerial photographs help archaeologists to record what they see and to identify new sites. There are two kinds of aerial photographs; oblique and vertical. back
period Medieval 1066 AD to 1539 AD (the 11th century AD to the 16th century AD)

The medieval period comes after the Saxon period and before the post medieval period.

The Medieval period begins in 1066 AD.
This was the year that the Normans, led by William the Conqueror (1066 – 1087), invaded England and defeated Harold Godwinson at the Battle of Hastings in East Sussex.
The Medieval period includes the first half of the Tudor period (1485 – 1603 AD), when the Tudor family reigned in England and eventually in Scotland too.

The end of the Medieval period is marked by Henry VIII’s (1509 – 1547) order for the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the years running up to 1539 AD. The whole of this period is sometimes called the Middle Ages.
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monument INDUSTRIAL * This is the top term for the class. See INDUSTRIAL Class List for narrow terms. back
monument PILLOW MOUND * A pillow-shaped, flat topped rectangular mound often surrounded by a shallow ditch used to farm rabbits. back
monument WINDMILL MOUND * An artificial mound of earth indicating either the former site of a windmill or built as the base of a post windmill. back
monument MOUND * A natural or artificial elevation of earth or stones, such as the earth heaped upon a grave. 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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