Information for record number MWA7439:
Roman finds from 284, Weddington Road

Summary Findspot - sherds of pottery, tile and mortaria of Roman date were found west of Weddington Road, Weddington. A possible ditch was also recorded.
What Is It?  
Type: Findspot, Ditch?
Period: Romano-British (43 AD - 409 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Nuneaton and Bedworth
District: Nuneaton and Bedworth, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 36 93
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

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1 A large quantity of unabraded Roman pottery, tile and mortaria was collected from a pit identified by a Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Building Control Officer during the course of a foundation inspection. There was no opportunity for a further site visit to be made as the site had been backfilled.
2 31 sherds of of pottery were collected, comprising 8 sherds from four different mortaria, nineteen greyware sherds and four from an unusual Severn Valley ware dish. In addition, 16 fragments of Roman tile (mainly box flue with some tegulae and pilae) were recovered. Because none of the fragments were mortared or sooted it is suggested the finds come from a tile kiln which must be located in this vicinity. An alternative, less likely suggestion is that there is a hypocausted Building somewhere in the vicinity.
3 In February 1996, a small-scale excavation was was conducted by members of the Atherstone Archaeological Society. The excavtion revealed a pit containing under-fired pottery and some tile. The the pottery, the majority comprised mortaria sherds. The results suggest that this site is an outlier to the Mancetter - Hartshill industry.

Source No: 2
Source Type: Correspondence
Title: Roman pottery from Weddington Road
Author/originator: Evans J
Date: 1995
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Source No: 1
Source Type: Correspondence
Title: RB pottery, Weddington
Author/originator: Snaith T
Date: 1995
Page Number:
Source No: 3
Source Type: Serial
Title: WMA vol 38 (1995)
Author/originator: White, R (ed)
Date: 1996
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 38
Source No:
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: Roman Remains at Weddington; House Extensions 284 Weddington Road, Nuneaton
Author/originator: Keith Scott
Date: 1995
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source WMA West Midlands Archaeology. This publication contains a short description for each of the sites where archaeological work has taken place in the previous year. It covers Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands and Worcestershire. Some of these descriptions include photographs, plans and drawings of the sites and/or the finds that have been discovered. The publication is produced by the Council For British Archaeology (CBA) West Midlands and is published annually. Copies are held at the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. back
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 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 HOUSE * A building for human habitation, especially a dwelling place. Use more specific type where known. back
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 FLUE * A passageway, duct or pipe use for the conveyance of heat, gasses, smoke or air. back
monument FINDSPOT * The approximate location at which stray finds of artefacts were found. Index with object name. back
monument ROAD * A way between different places, used by horses, travellers on foot and vehicles. 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 DITCH * A long and narrow hollow or trench dug in the ground, often used to carry water though it may be dry for much of the year. back
monument TILE KILN * A structure in which pottery tiles were baked. back

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