Information for record number MWA12267:
Water meadow ditches and banks beside the River Avon at Brandon

Summary A grid of 2m wide ditches in a meadow beside the River Avon 150m south east of Sidehill Spinney, Brandon are evident on aerial photographs.
What Is It?  
Type: Water Meadow, Drainage System
Period: Imperial - Industrial (1751 AD - 1913 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Brandon and Bretford
District: Rugby, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 41 76
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 A grid of 2m wide ditches seen in a meadow beside the River Avon 150m south east of Sidehill Spinney, Brandon on aerial photographs were mapped as part of the English Heritage National Mapping Project.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Aerial Photograph
Title: SP4176 Frame 06
Author/originator: English Heritage
Date: 24/10/2004
Page Number: Frame 06
Volume/Sheet: SP4176
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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 Imperial 1751 AD to 1914 AD (end of the 18th century AD to the beginning of the 20th century AD)

This period comes after the Post Medieval period and before the modern period and starts with beginning of the Industrial Revolution in 1750. It includes the second part of the Hannoverian period (1714 – 1836) and the Victorian period (1837 – 1901). The Imperial period ends with the start of the First World War in 1914.
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monument INDUSTRIAL * This is the top term for the class. See INDUSTRIAL Class List for narrow terms. 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 DRAINAGE SYSTEM * A system of artificial or natural drains and ditches used to drain off surplus water. back
monument MEADOW * A piece of grassland, often near a river, permanently covered with grass which is mown for use as hay. back
monument WATER MEADOW * Grassland fertilized by allowing floodwater to cover it in winter. back

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