Information for record number MWA741:
Findspot - Roman pottery

Summary Findspot - a fragment of Roman pottery was found to the west of Napton Reservoir.
What Is It?  
Type: Findspot
Period: Romano-British (43 AD - 409 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Napton on the Hill
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 46 62
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 A Romano British grey rim sherd was picked up near Napton Marina.
2 There is a discrepancy between the text and map (fig 1) concerning the location of the find spot.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Excavation Report
Title: Napton on the Hill
Author/originator: Usher H
Date: 1977
Page Number: 1
Source No: 2
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: SMR Card
Author/originator: JMG
Date: 1979
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: PRN 1017
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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 Roman About 43 AD to 409 AD (the 1st century AD to the 5th century AD)

The Roman period comes after the Iron Age and before the Saxon period.

The Roman period in Britain began in 43 AD when a Roman commander called Aulus Plautius invaded the south coast, near Kent. There were a series of skirmishes with the native Britons, who were defeated. In the months that followed, more Roman troops arrived and slowly moved westwards and northwards.
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monument FINDSPOT * The approximate location at which stray finds of artefacts were found. Index with object name. back
monument MARINA * A dock or basin, often inland, used for mooring yachts and other small pleasure craft. back
monument RESERVOIR * A large natural or artificial body of water, sometimes covered, used to collect and store water for a particular function, eg. industrial or public use. back

* Copyright of English Heritage (1999)

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