Information for record number MWA2674:
Site of Roman Buildings S of Chesterton Camp

Summary The remains of a Roman road and two buildings were found during an excavation of a reservoir bank. The discoveries were made 1km north west of Chesterton Green.
What Is It?  
Type: Building, Road
Period: Romano-British (43 AD - 409 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Chesterton and Kingston
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 34 59
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

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1 See cross references for details.
2 The construction of a reservoir was unofficially observed and the remains of at least two buildings seen but not recorded in detail.
3 Field survey in 1992 noted the remains of a road surface and building structures in the banks of the reservoir.
4 The reservoir has been out of use since 1980. In 1993 a trench was excavated on the E side of the reservoir to reveal a limestone wall, probably the outside wall of a building. Finds included 3rd century pot, animal bone and painted plaster.
5 In 1992 the N and S banks were excavated. To the N stone was found, possibly from a Roman building, and to the S , possible evidence of a road.

Source No: 5
Source Type: Archaeological Report
Title: 'Roman Chesterton'
Author/originator: David Adams
Date: 2000
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Source No: 3
Source Type: Record Card/Form
Title: WART Chesterton Survey
Author/originator: Adams, D & Jenkins, D
Date: 1992
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: CRC/7BR
Source No: 4
Source Type: Record Card/Form
Title: WART Chesterton Survey
Author/originator: Adams, D & Jenkins, D
Date: 1993
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: CRC/8DR
Source No: 1
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: Unpublished Document
Author/originator: Jones E J
Date: 1995
Page Number:
Source No: 2
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: The Roman Town at Chesterton On Fosse
Author/originator: Webster, G
Date: Undated
Page Number:
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technique Field Survey The term ‘field survey’ is used to describe all work that does not disturb archaeological deposits below the ground through an excavation. Field survey techniques involve recording measurements that help archaeologists draw plans or diagrams of archaeological features. There are a variety of different field survey techniques, including geophysical survey, building recording survey, field walking survey, landscape survey and earthwork survey. back
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 Roman About 43 AD to 409 AD (the 1st century AD to the 5th century AD)

The Roman period comes after the Iron Age and before the Saxon period.

The Roman period in Britain began in 43 AD when a Roman commander called Aulus Plautius invaded the south coast, near Kent. There were a series of skirmishes with the native Britons, who were defeated. In the months that followed, more Roman troops arrived and slowly moved westwards and northwards.
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monument BUILDING * A structure with a roof to provide shelter from the weather for occupants or contents. Use specific type where known. back
monument STONE * Use only where stone is natural or where there is no indication of function. back
monument ROAD * A way between different places, used by horses, travellers on foot and vehicles. back
monument TRENCH * An excavation used as a means of concealment, protection or both. back
monument STRUCTURE * A construction of unknown function, either extant or implied by archaeological evidence. If known, use more specific type. back
monument CROSS * A free-standing structure, in the form of a cross (+), symbolizing the structure on which Jesus Christ was crucified and sacred to the Christian faith. Use specific type where known. back
monument WALL * An enclosing structure composed of bricks, stones or similar materials, laid in courses. Use specific type where known. back
monument TOWN * An assemblage of public and private buildings, larger than a village and having more complete and independent local government. back
monument RESERVOIR * A large natural or artificial body of water, sometimes covered, used to collect and store water for a particular function, eg. industrial or public use. back

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