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Findspot - Medieval coins & seal matrix

Summary Findspot - coins and a seal matrix, all dating to the Medieval period, were found 350m south of Harrow Hill.
What Is It?  
Type: Findspot
Period: Medieval (1066 AD - 1539 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Long Compton
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 28 33
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 Medieval coins and a seal matrix of the 14th century reported by metal detectorists.
4 Description of the above seal matrix. The design of this matrix would suggest ownership by a religious house, but unfortunately it is not possible to identify an appropriate foundation in the Long Compton area.

Source No: 4
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: WMA
Author/originator: Wise P J
Date: 1990
Page Number: 28
Volume/Sheet: 33
Source No: 1
Source Type: Museum Enquiry Form
Title: WMEF 2217
Author/originator: Seaby W A
Date: 1990
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 2217
Source No: 3
Source Type: Museum Enquiry Form
Title: WMEF 2314
Author/originator: Seaby W A
Date: 1991
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 2314
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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
period Medieval 1066 AD to 1539 AD (the 11th century AD to the 16th century AD)

The medieval period comes after the Saxon period and before the post medieval period.

The Medieval period begins in 1066 AD.
This was the year that the Normans, led by William the Conqueror (1066 – 1087), invaded England and defeated Harold Godwinson at the Battle of Hastings in East Sussex.
The Medieval period includes the first half of the Tudor period (1485 – 1603 AD), when the Tudor family reigned in England and eventually in Scotland too.

The end of the Medieval period is marked by Henry VIII’s (1509 – 1547) order for the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the years running up to 1539 AD. The whole of this period is sometimes called the Middle Ages.
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monument RELIGIOUS HOUSE * Use only for a monastic house of unknown status, religious order and uncertain authenticity. back
monument FINDSPOT * The approximate location at which stray finds of artefacts were found. Index with object name. back

* Copyright of English Heritage (1999)

English Heritage National Monuments Record