Information for record number MWA2996:
Romano British deposits

Summary A layer of burning and gravel was found in a water main trench in 1968. This may have been of Roman date. It was located 700m north west of Parker's Hill Brake.
What Is It?  
Type: Feature
Period: Romano-British (43 AD - 409 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Eathorpe
District: Warwick, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 39 69
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  
Observation of possible Romano British deposits.
1 A note in the margin of the annotated map (34NW) indicates a position at the recorded National Grid Reference with the following comment: "Layer of burning and gravel at depth of 5" in water-main trench. April '68. S.J.T.".
2 There are also section drawings in the FI file with a note that this find was on the route of the Fosse, but this is unlikely.
3 Nothing was visible on a subsequent site visit.3

Source No: 1
Source Type: Map
Title: 44NE
Author/originator: JMM
Page Number: 44NE
Volume/Sheet: Annotated Map
Source No: 2
Source Type: Section
Title: Observation in Eathorp
Author/originator: Taylor S J
Page Number:
Source No: 3
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: SMR Card
Author/originator: Thomson D J
Date: 1983
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: PRN 4402
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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
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 LAYER * An archaeological unit of soil in a horizontal plane which may seal features or be cut through by other features. back
monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument FEATURE * Areas of indeterminate function. back
monument TRENCH * An excavation used as a means of concealment, protection or both. back

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