Information for record number MWA13427:
Ninteenth Century Tenement Yard Houses, Station Street, Atherstone

Summary Excavation carried out prior to development of the former factory site at Station Street, Atherstone focused upon the 19th century tenement yard houses and industrial buildings that were depicted on the 1st edition OS map of the area.
What Is It?  
Type: Settlement, Tenement
Period: Post-medieval (1540 AD - 1750 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Atherstone
District: North Warwickshire, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 30 97
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Level of Protection Local

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1 The excavation uncovered four houses in Cordingley's Yard and two more backing onto these in Bingham's Row. The foundations of two houses within Ver's Terrace were also located. Also recorded were late 19th century industrial buildings that had later been converted into houses. The general design and layout of these buildings appears to be almost identical. The neighbouring house in in a Row is a mirror image of the previous , while the Row behind appeared to mirror the one in front. These tenements show little remodelling or rebuilding over their lifespan except for some basic maintenance and repair.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Excavation Report
Title: An Archaeological Excavation at the Former Factory Site, Station Street, Atherstone
Author/originator: Gilbert D
Date: 2006
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 1608
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technique excavation Archaeologists excavate sites so that they can find information and recover archaeological materials before they are destroyed by erosion, construction or changes in land-use.

Depending on how complicated and widespread the archaeological deposits are, excavation can be done by hand or with heavy machinery. Archaeologists may excavate a site in a number of ways; either by open area excavation, by digging a test pit or a trial trench.
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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 YARD * A paved area, generally found at the back of a house. back
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 SETTLEMENT * A small concentration of dwellings. back
monument BUILDING * A structure with a roof to provide shelter from the weather for occupants or contents. Use specific type where known. back
monument INDUSTRIAL BUILDING * Any building designed or adapted to accommodate trades and manufacturing activity. Use more specific site where known. back
monument TENEMENT * A parcel of land. back
monument ROW * A row of buildings built during different periods, as opposed to a TERRACE. back
monument FACTORY * A building or complex, housing powered machinery and employing a large workforce for manufacturing purposes. Use specific monument type where known. back
monument TERRACE * A row of houses attached to and adjoining one another and planned and built as one unit. back

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