Information for record number MWA6213:
Human Burials 100m NE of The Weir

Summary Three burials, possibly of Medieval date, were found during the 1720s. They may have been plague burial or they might have been associated with the chapel that is supposed to have existed in this area. The burials were found 100m south of Pillory Green, Napton on the Hill.
What Is It?  
Type: Burial
Period: Medieval (1066 AD - 1539 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Napton on the Hill
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 46 60
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

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1 A 'Crowners Quest' was held on three human skeletons which were discovered in 1720 at this grid reference. The field is now called Grimes field after a local farmer.
2 Mrs Whitton comments that skeletons have been dug up in Dead Leys field, which were assumed to be plague burials. Could it have been the graveyard of the chapel (PRN 740), if it had burial rights?
3 Location marked as 'Y' on the 1973 plan.

Source No: 3
Source Type: Plan
Title: Chapel Green, Napton
Author/originator: Usher H
Date: 1973
Page Number:
Source No: 1
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: Napton-on-the-Hill
Author/originator: Usher H
Date: 1977
Page Number: 2
Source No: 2
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: Chapel Green
Author/originator: Usher H
Date: 1973
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 PILLORY * A wooden frame with holes, through which the head and hands of an offender were thrust, in which state they would be exposed to public ridicule and assault. back
monument FIELD * An area of land, often enclosed, used for cultivation or the grazing of livestock. back
monument CHAPEL * A freestanding building, or a room or recess serving as a place of Christian worship in a church or other building. Use more specific type where known. back
monument BURIAL * An interment of human or animal remains. Use specific type where known. If component use with wider site type. Use FUNERARY SITE for optimum retrieval in searches. back

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