Information for record number MWA3481:
Undated settlement

Summary A complex of enclosures, linear features, trackways and a pit alignment. The features are of unknown date. They are visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs. The site lies 500 south west of Lawford Heath.
What Is It?  
Type: Settlement, Enclosure, Linear Feature, Trackway, Pit Alignment
Period: Unknown
Where Is It?  
Parish: Long Lawford
District: Rugby, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 45 74
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record
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Source Number  

2 Complex of enclosures, linear features, trackways and a pit alignment show on aerial photographs.

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
Author/originator: Hingley R C
Date: 1988
Page Number:
Enclosures, trackways and a pit alignment visible as cropmarks at Long Lawford
Copyright: Warwickshire County Council
Date: 1976
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Enclosures, trackways and a pit alignment visible as cropmarks at Long Lawford
Copyright: Warwickshire County Council
Date: 1994
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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 SETTLEMENT * A small concentration of dwellings. back
monument FEATURE * Areas of indeterminate function. back
monument PIT ALIGNMENT * A single line, or pair of roughly parallel lines, of pits set at intervals along a common axis or series of axes. The pits are not thought to have held posts. back
monument LINEAR FEATURE * A length of straight, curved or angled earthwork or cropmark of uncertain date or function. 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
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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