Information for record number MWA2937:
Possible Cropmarks to W of Stoneleigh

Summary The site of an enclosure of unknown date. It is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs. The enclosure is situated 300m north east of Stoneleigh.
What Is It?  
Type: Enclosure
Period: Unknown
Where Is It?  
Parish: Stoneleigh
District: Warwick, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 32 72
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record
Description

 
Source Number  

1 AP.
2 No visible surface traces to indicate what the cropmarks represent.
3 Air photo could not be identified.
4 This monument is plotted in two locations on the old overlays, one to the east of Stoneleigh and one to the west. That to the east is already plotted, and a second polygon has been added in the location shown on the overlay to the west of Stoneleigh. None of the aerial photographs currently traceable show cropmarks in either location.
 
Sources

Source No: 1
Source Type: Aerial Photograph
Title: Aerial photograph
Author/originator: Various
Date: Various
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet:
   
Source No: 3
Source Type: Record Card/Form
Title:
Author/originator: Hingley R C
Date: 1985
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: PRN 4646
   
Source No: 2
Source Type: Site Visit
Title: SMR Card
Author/originator: Pehrson B
Date: 1983
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet:
   
Source No: 4
Source Type: Verbal communication
Title: Pers. Comm. Gill Stewart
Author/originator: Stewart G
Date: 2014 onwards
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet:
   
Images:  
There are no images associated with this record.  
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Glossary

 
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source SMR Card Sites and Monuments Record Card. The Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record began to be developed during the 1970s. The details of individual archaeological sites and findspots were written on record cards. These record cards were used until the 1990s, when their details were entered on to a computerised system. The record cards are still kept at the office of the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. back
technique Cropmark Cropmarks appear as light and dark marks in growing and ripening crops. These marks relate to differences in the soil below. For example, parched lines of grass may indicate stone walls. Crops that grow over stone features often ripen more quickly and are shorter than the surrounding crop. This is because there is less moisture in the soil where the wall lies.

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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
monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument ENCLOSURE * An area of land enclosed by a boundary ditch, bank, wall, palisade or other similar barrier. Use specific type where known. back

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