Information for record number MWA756:
Undated paving stones

Summary An area of paving stones which were discovered during an excavation. The date of the paved area is unknown and it might be the foundations of a building, a building rubble or a road surface. The paving stones were found 100m to the north of Round Hill, Butlers Marston.
What Is It?  
Type: Paving Stones
Period: Unknown
Where Is It?  
Parish: Butlers Marston
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 32 49
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 An area of stone paving extending roughly ESE to WNW was located by dowsing to the S of Butlers Marston. A small excavation in the garden to the S of the church produced evidence for a layer of rough stone cobbling perhaps 0.5m below the ground level. On top of the stones were the disarticulated bones of a (?) horse. The dowsers believed that the stone paving represented a Roman road.
2 It looks rather irregular and uneven and may be foundations, building rubble, or even natural.
3 Correspondence.

Source No: 3
Source Type: Correspondence
Title: Paving stones at Butlers Marston
Author/originator: Hingley R C
Date: 1984
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Source No: 2
Source Type: Photograph
Title: Photograph
Author/originator: Watford J and J
Date: 1984
Page Number:
Source No: 1
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: Unpublished document
Author/originator: Watford J and J
Date: 1984
Page Number:
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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 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 LAYER * An archaeological unit of soil in a horizontal plane which may seal features or be cut through by other features. 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 STONE * Use only where stone is natural or where there is no indication of function. back
monument CHURCH * A building used for public Christian worship. Use more specific type where known. back
monument ROAD * A way between different places, used by horses, travellers on foot and vehicles. back
monument GARDEN * An enclosed piece of ground devoted to the cultivation of flowers, fruit or vegetables and/or recreational purposes. Use more specific type where known. back
monument ROUND * A small, Iron Age/Romano-British enclosed settlement found in South West England. back

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