Information for record number MWA317:
Crop Mark Linear Feature 300m SW of Middleton Hall

Summary Linear features that are visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs. They are of unknown date and are situated 300m southwest of Middleton Hall.
What Is It?  
Type: Linear Feature
Period: Unknown
Where Is It?  
Parish: Middleton
District: North Warwickshire, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 18 97
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record
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2 A trackway, linear features and possible pits show on air photographs. Some of the pits appear to occur in linear arrangement and one possible double circle formed of ditches and pits is visible. It is probable that many of the holes indicate tree holes and that the double circle is all that remains of a small circular copse. One small circular copse survives on the site.
4 ditches and pits mapped as part of English Heritage (EH) National Mapping Project (NMP)

Source No: 3
Source Type: Aerial Photograph
Title: MAL 81031 Frame 186
Author/originator: Meridian Airmaps Limited
Date: 2 Aug 81
Page Number: Frame 186
Volume/Sheet: MAL 81031
Source No: 4
Source Type: Aerial Photograph
Title: SP 1997 Frame 2
Author/originator: J Pickering
Date: 10 Aug 77
Page Number: Frame 2
Volume/Sheet: SP 1997
Source No: 1
Source Type: Aerial Photograph
Author/originator: J Pickering
Date: 1962
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: SP4489 C/D/E/X
Source No: 2
Source Type: Record Card/Form
Title: SMR card : text
Author/originator: JMG
Page Number:
Linear features visible as cropmarks at Middleton, North Warwickshire
Copyright: Warwickshire County Council
Date: 1977
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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 PIT * A hole or cavity in the ground, either natural or the result of excavation. Use more specific type where known. back
monument LINEAR FEATURE * A length of straight, curved or angled earthwork or cropmark of uncertain date or function. back
monument DITCH * A long and narrow hollow or trench dug in the ground, often used to carry water though it may be dry for much of the year. back
monument TRACKWAY * A pathway, not necessarily designed as such, beaten down by the feet of travellers. back

* Copyright of English Heritage (1999)

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