Information for record number MWA13173:
Post-medieval drain, York House, Abbey Hill, Kenilworth

Summary Open ditch to the rear of York House and vaulted in brick to the front. Post-medieval pottery, mostly 18th century.
What Is It?  
Type: Drain
Period: Post-medieval - Industrial (1540 AD - 1913 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Kenilworth
District: Warwick, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 28 72
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Level of Protection Local

Source Number  

1 Archeological evaluation in July 2011 recorded a large drainage feature running through the middle of the site. Probably related to coach house and stabling associated with mid-18th century house to the east of York house.
2 Noted in West Midlands Archaeology.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Evaluation Report
Title: York House, Abbey Hill, Kenilworth, Warwickshire
Author/originator: Palmer S C
Date: 2011
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 1112
Source No: 2
Source Type: Serial
Title: West Midlands Archaeology Vol 54
Author/originator: CBA West Midlands
Date: 2012
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 54
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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 HOUSE * A building for human habitation, especially a dwelling place. Use more specific type where known. back
monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument FEATURE * Areas of indeterminate function. back
monument DRAIN * An artificial channel for draining water or carrying it off. back
monument ABBEY * A religious house governed by an abbot or abbess. Use with narrow terms of DOUBLE HOUSE, MONASTERY or NUNNERY. back
monument INDUSTRIAL * This is the top term for the class. See INDUSTRIAL Class List for narrow terms. back
monument COACH HOUSE * An outbuilding where a horse-drawn carriage is kept. 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

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