Information for record number MWA12674:
Medieval road and house platforms at Sawbridge

Summary A medieval trackway or road was recorded during a watching brief at Beau Geste, Sawbridge.
What Is It?  
Type: House Platform, Cobbled Road
Period: Early medieval - Post-medieval (801 AD - 1750 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Wolfhampcote
District: Rugby, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 50 65
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 During a watching brief and topographical survey two house platforms were identified anlong with two other possible platforms. A possible cobbled road/trackway was found to the north and a sherd of 13th/14th century pottery was found below it.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Observation Report
Title: An Archaeological Watching Brief on Land Adjacent to Beau Geste, Wolfhampcote Lane, Sawbridge
Author/originator: D Gilbert
Date: 2009
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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 COBBLED ROAD * A road or street covered with small, rounded cobble stones. back
monument ROAD * A way between different places, used by horses, travellers on foot and vehicles. back
monument PLATFORM * Unspecified. Use specific type where known. back
monument HOUSE PLATFORM * An area of ground on which a house is built. A platform is often the sole surviving evidence for a house. back
monument TRACKWAY * A pathway, not necessarily designed as such, beaten down by the feet of travellers. back

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