Information for record number MWA6126:
Site of Ouston Grange, Lea Marston.

Summary Ouston Grange, the site of probable Medieval Grange which belonged to Merevale Abbey. It was situated 1km west of Whitacre Railway Junction.
What Is It?  
Type: Grange
Period: Medieval (1066 AD - 1539 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Lea Marston
District: North Warwickshire, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 20 91
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

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1 Ousthirne, 'sometimes a Grange', 'belonging to Merevale Abby' and 'still reputed a member thereof'. Probably given to Merevale by Walter de Camvile between 1154 and 1159.
2 Ouston has long been absorbed in Lea Marston, but the date of transference is not known.
3 An archaeological evaluation carried out during 1995 by Warwickshire Museum did not identify any archaeological remains. It is likely that all archaeological remains were removed in the late 1950s during the construction of Hams Hall C power station and its associated railway sidings.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Antiquities of Warwickshire
Author/originator: Dugdale W
Date: 1730
Page Number: 1056
Source No: 2
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Victoria County History, vol 4, Warwickshire
Author/originator: Salzman L F (ed)
Date: 1947
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 4
Source No: 1
Source Type: Evaluation Report
Title: Archaeological Evaluation of Ouston Grange, Hams Hall Power Station, Warwickshire
Author/originator: G C Jones
Date: 1995
Page Number:
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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 POWER STATION * A building or set of buildings and structures where power, especially electrical or mechanical, is generated. Use more specific type where known. back
monument GRANGE * An outlying farm or estate, usually belonging to a religious order or feudal lord. Specifically related to core buildings and structures associated with monastic land holding. Use specific term where known. back
monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument RAILWAY SIDING * A short piece of track lying parallel to the main railway line enabling trains and trucks to pass one another. Sidings can also be used to park trains which are not in use. back
monument ABBEY * A religious house governed by an abbot or abbess. Use with narrow terms of DOUBLE HOUSE, MONASTERY or NUNNERY. back
monument MUSEUM * A building, group of buildings or space within a building, where objects of value such as works of art, antiquities, scientific specimens, or other artefacts are housed and displayed. back
monument RAILWAY JUNCTION * A place where two or more railway lines meet. back

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