Information for record number MWA7115:
Pit Alignment at Church Lawford Airfield

Summary The site of a pit alignment dating to the Iron Age. During an excavation of eight of the pits, Iron Age pottery was found. The site of the pit alignment lies 700m north east of Wolston Grange.
What Is It?  
Type: Pit Alignment
Period: Iron Age (800 BC - 42 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Church Lawford
District: Rugby, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 44 73
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 16 elongated pits revealed during WB in advance of gravel extraction. Excavation of 8 of these pits produced mid Iron Age pottery. Examination of APs shows the pit alignment is clearly visible on the same alignment as the ex-runway/nursery to the north. This pit alignment was discovered within Area E of the site.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: Notes on results of excavation
Author/originator: Palmer S
Date: 1992
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technique excavation Archaeologists excavate sites so that they can find information and recover archaeological materials before they are destroyed by erosion, construction or changes in land-use.

Depending on how complicated and widespread the archaeological deposits are, excavation can be done by hand or with heavy machinery. Archaeologists may excavate a site in a number of ways; either by open area excavation, by digging a test pit or a trial trench.
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period Iron Age About 800 BC to 43 AD

The Iron Age comes after the Bronze Age and before the Roman period. It is a time when people developed the skills and knowledge to work and use iron, hence the name ‘Iron Age’ which is given to this period. Iron is a much tougher and more durable metal than bronze but it also requires more skill to make objects from it. People continued to use bronze during this period.
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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 RUNWAY * A hard level roadway or other surface from which aircraft take off and land. back
monument NURSERY * A room or a building set aside for infants and young children. back
monument PIT * A hole or cavity in the ground, either natural or the result of excavation. Use more specific type where known. back
monument PIT ALIGNMENT * A single line, or pair of roughly parallel lines, of pits set at intervals along a common axis or series of axes. The pits are not thought to have held posts. back

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