Information for record number MWA303:
Findspot - Migration period bronze brooches

Summary Findspot - fragments of two Anglo Saxon brooches dating to the Migration period were found 500m south east of Bidford-on-Avon.
What Is It?  
Type: Findspot
Period: Migration (410 AD - 800 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Bidford on Avon
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 10 51
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
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Source Number  

1 April 1986, a fragment of a decorated gilded bronze saucer brooch was found with a metal detector. A second fragment of a square-headed brooch 200m from this site (PRN 4811) could suggest that this is the site of an Anglo-Saxon cemetery, but this is uncertain.
2 Enquiry form details.
3 Drawing.

Source No: 3
Source Type: Drawing
Title: Anglo Saxon brooch from Bidford
Author/originator: WM
Page Number:
Source No: 2
Source Type: Museum Enquiry Form
Title: WMEF 328
Author/originator: Pickin J
Date: 1986
Page Number: E328
Volume/Sheet: Enquiry Form 328
Source No: 1
Source Type: Serial
Title: WMA vol 29
Author/originator: Pickin J
Date: 1986
Page Number: 49
Volume/Sheet: 29
A Saxon brooch from Bidford on Avon
Copyright: Warwickshire County Council
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source WMA West Midlands Archaeology. This publication contains a short description for each of the sites where archaeological work has taken place in the previous year. It covers Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands and Worcestershire. Some of these descriptions include photographs, plans and drawings of the sites and/or the finds that have been discovered. The publication is produced by the Council For British Archaeology (CBA) West Midlands and is published annually. Copies are held at the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. back
source WMEF Warwickshire Museum Enquiry Form. These are forms that are filled in when a person brings an object to Warwickshire Museum to be identified. Amongst the information recorded on the form are details such as a description of the object, where and when it was found, and in some cases a sketch or photographs of it. Copies of the form can be viewed at the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. back
monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument FINDSPOT * The approximate location at which stray finds of artefacts were found. Index with object name. back
monument CEMETERY * An area of ground, set apart for the burial of the dead. back
monument SQUARE * An open space or area, usually square in plan, in a town or city, enclosed by residential and/or commercial buildings, frequently containing a garden or laid out with trees. back

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