Information for record number MWA8194:
Building Foundation, Cold Comfort Lane, Alcester

Summary Two walls were found during archaeological work in Cold Comfort Lane, Alcester. The walls date to the Imperial period. They are the remains of buildings that are marked on the Ordnance Survey map of 1886.
What Is It?  
Type: House, Building, Wall
Period: Imperial - Industrial (1751 AD - 1913 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Alcester
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 08 57
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 Archaeological observation of sixteen geological test pits on land to the north of Cold Comfort Lane, Alcester revealed no significant archaeological remains. Two walls were encountered and would appear to have been associated with the cottages marked as 'Canada' in 1886 (Ordnance Survey).
2 Site marked on map.

Source No: 2
Source Type: Map
Title: 25SE 1:10560 1926
Author/originator: Ordnance Survey
Date: 1926
Page Number:
Source No: 1
Source Type: Observation Report
Title: Archaeological Observation of Geological Test Pits at Cold Comfort Lane, Alcester
Author/originator: Warwickshire Museum
Date: 1998
Page Number:
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technique Test Pit A small, exploratory excavation that helps archaeologists to find out how deep below the ground surface the archaeological layers extend. They are also dug to discover whether the topsoil contains particular concentrations of artefacts. Test pits are dug before a large excavation to determine a site's depth and contents. back
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 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 INDUSTRIAL * This is the top term for the class. See INDUSTRIAL Class List for narrow terms. back
monument WALL * An enclosing structure composed of bricks, stones or similar materials, laid in courses. Use specific type where known. back

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