Information for record number MWA7458:
Medieval and later settlement features at Church St, Fenny Compton

Summary Archaeological investigation revealed evidence of settlement dating to the Late Medieval to Imperial period and included a stone built structure, a ditch, pottery and a penny. It is located 100m west of the church, Fenny Compton.
What Is It?  
Type: Settlement, Structure
Period: Unknown
Where Is It?  
Parish: Fenny Compton
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 41 52
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 Watching Brief and Evaluation carried out by OAU, in advance of the construction of new dwelling. An evaluation trench was excavated in November 1995 which revealed a stone-built Victorian structure, perhaps a property division, and a Victorian ditch. Victorian pottery and a Victorian penny (1868) were also recovered. No traces of Medieval remains were observed.
2 Evaluation of land adjacent to Church Street. No Medieval features were located, although Medieval pottery of mixed date was recovered from two of the earliest deposits in the trench. The two deposits probably represent late Medieval ploughing.
3 Further watching brief at land adjacent to Church Street noted late Medieval features, perhaps relating to the corner of a structure facing onto Church Street.
4 WMA summary of watching brief discovery of Medieval features.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Evaluation Report
Title: Land adjacent to 1 Church Street, Fenny Compton, Warwickshire: Archaeological Evaluation and Watching Brief Report
Author/originator: Hiller J
Date: 1995
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Source No: 2
Source Type: Evaluation Report
Title: Land adajacent to 2, Church Street, Fenny Compton, Warwickshire: Archaeological Evaluation Report
Author/originator: Parkinson A
Date: 1995
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Source No: 4
Source Type: Serial
Title: WMA vol 39 (1996)
Author/originator: Mould, C & White, R (eds)
Date: 1997
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Volume/Sheet: 39
Source No: 3
Source Type: Watching Brief Report
Title: Land adjacent to 2 Church St, Fenny Compton, Warwickshire: Archaeological Watching Brief
Author/originator: OAU
Date: 1996
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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
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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period Imperial 1751 AD to 1914 AD (end of the 18th century AD to the beginning of the 20th century AD)

This period comes after the Post Medieval period and before the modern period and starts with beginning of the Industrial Revolution in 1750. It includes the second part of the Hannoverian period (1714 – 1836) and the Victorian period (1837 – 1901). The Imperial period ends with the start of the First World War in 1914.
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monument SETTLEMENT * A small concentration of dwellings. back
monument STONE * Use only where stone is natural or where there is no indication of function. back
monument FEATURE * Areas of indeterminate function. back
monument DWELLING * Places of residence. back
monument CHURCH * A building used for public Christian worship. Use more specific type where known. back
monument TRENCH * An excavation used as a means of concealment, protection or both. 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 STRUCTURE * A construction of unknown function, either extant or implied by archaeological evidence. If known, use more specific type. back

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