Information for record number MWA7267:
Warwick Castle Domestic Range Undercroft

Summary An archaeological survey of the domestic range undercroft at Warwick Castle noted its architectural history. The domestic range undercroft was built in the Medieval period and has largely escaped alteration and retains many original features.
What Is It?  
Type: Castle, Undercroft
Period: Medieval (1066 AD - 1539 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Warwick
District: Warwick, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 28 64
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

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1 An appraisal was carried out of the undercroft of Warwick Castle. In the medieval period the undercroft was of fairly high status, but later it was used as a domestic range of rooms; they escaped remodelling and retain many original features. Within the medieval range there had formerly been a church, the church of All Saints (WA 1951) referred to in this report as the Chapel. The appraisal consists of three parts; firstly, a discussion of the documentary and pictorial sources for the undercroft range; secondly, a survey of its architectural features, and thirdly an account of its building history.
2 Phase 1 of the undercroft conversion was recorded in three areas. A trench was dug at the site of the external stair at the north east end of the Chapel undercroft (WA 1951); contractors' work was observed also.

Source No: 2
Source Type: Archaeological Report
Title: Warwick Castle Domestic Range Undercroft; Archaeological Recording (Phase I)
Author/originator: Palmer N
Date: 1993
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Source No: 1
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Warwick Castle Domestic Range Undercroft; An Archaeological Appraisal
Author/originator: Booth G M D and Palmer N J
Date: 1992
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 SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument BUILDING * A structure with a roof to provide shelter from the weather for occupants or contents. Use specific type where known. back
monument FEATURE * Areas of indeterminate function. back
monument CHURCH * A building used for public Christian worship. Use more specific type where known. back
monument CASTLE * A fortress and dwelling, usually medieval in origin, and often consisting of a keep, curtain wall and towers etc. back
monument TRENCH * An excavation used as a means of concealment, protection or both. 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 UNDERCROFT * A vault or crypt under a church or chapel. Use wider site type where known. back
monument DOMESTIC * This is the top term for the class. See DOMESTIC Class List for narrow terms. back

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