Information for record number MWA6802:
Poss Cropmark Complex 800m NW of Thurlaston Grange

Summary A complex of cropmarks is visible on aerial photographs. The cropmark features comprise several enclosures and linear features of unknown date. They are situated 100m north of Far Popehill Spinney.
What Is It?  
Type: Circular Enclosure, Rectangular Enclosure, Linear Feature
Period: Unknown
Where Is It?  
Parish: Bourton and Draycote
District: Rugby, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 45 71
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
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Source Number  

3 A possible complex of irregular cropmark features can be identified on air photographs. This may consist of a possible sub-rectilinear cropmark enclosure, a circular cropmark enclosure and several linear features.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Aerial Photograph
Title: SP2149
Author/originator: Pickering J
Date: 1984
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: SP2149:M-P
Source No: 2
Source Type: Aerial Photograph
Title: SP4571
Author/originator: Hartley R F
Date: 1991
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: SP4571 W
Source No: 3
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: Unpublished Document
Author/originator: Hodgson J C
Date: 1993
Page Number:
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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 CIRCULAR ENCLOSURE * A circular shaped area of land enclosed by a boundary ditch, bank, wall, palisade or similar barrier. back
monument FEATURE * Areas of indeterminate function. back
monument RECTANGULAR ENCLOSURE * A rectangular shaped area of land enclosed by a boundary ditch, bank, wall, palisade or similar barrier. 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

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