Information for record number MWA694:
Site of Old Church of St Peter, Radway.

Summary The site of the Medieval Church of St Peter which was the parish church in Radway. It was rebuilt on a different site in 1886. The remains of the Medieval Church are still visible, as are some grave stones and a memorial. The site is located to the south of the present Church.
What Is It?  
Type: Church
Period: Medieval (1066 AD - 1539 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Radway
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 36 47
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
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1 The parish church was rebuilt on a new site in 1866 (PRN 696). The church at Radway was first recorded in 1291.
2 The site is marked by a pile of rubble, some gravestones and a memorial to two members of the Miller family.
3 Survey of monumental inscriptions on graves and monuments in the graveyard and inside the church
4 Survey of monumental inscriptions of Warwickshire graveyards and churches and floral survey of churchyards. Includes a plan that shows graves to the south of the church. The shape of the land boundary seems consistent with a different orientation however, one that would make the church aligned north-south with the graves to the west.
5 Historical map showing graveyard close around the church

Source No: 1
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Victoria County History, vol 5, Warwickshire
Author/originator: Salzman L F (ed)
Date: 1965
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Volume/Sheet: 5
Source No: 5
Source Type: Map
Title: Unknown but shows St Peters, Radway, Warwickshire
Author/originator: George Salmon
Date: 1750
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Source No: 2
Source Type: Record Card/Form
Title: SMR card : text
Author/originator: JMG
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Source No: 3
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: Monumental Inscriptions, St Peter's Church, Radway
Author/originator: Birmingham & Midland Soc for Genealogy & Heraldry
Date: 1989
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Source No: 4
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: WI Surveys of Monumental Inscriptions, Warks Churches etc
Author/originator: Women's Institute
Date: 1980
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The site of the old church of St Peter's, Radway
Copyright: Warwickshire County Council
Date: 2002
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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
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 YARD * A paved area, generally found at the back of a house. back
monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument PILE * Component: Use wider site type where known. back
monument STONE * Use only where stone is natural or where there is no indication of function. back
monument BOUNDARY * The limit to an area as defined on a map or by a marker of some form, eg. BOUNDARY WALL. Use specific type where known. back
monument GRAVE * A place of burial. Use more specific type where known. back
monument PARISH CHURCH * The foremost church within a parish. back
monument CHURCH * A building used for public Christian worship. Use more specific type where known. back
monument CHURCHYARD * An area of ground belonging to a church, often used as a burial ground. back
monument GRAVESTONE * A stone placed over or at the head or foot of a grave, or at the entrance of a tomb. back

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