Information for record number MWA8227:
Albion House needle manufactory, Alcester Road

Summary The site of a needle mill, Albion House needle manufactory which was in use during the Imperial period. It is known from documentary evidence and is marked on the Ordnance Survey map of 1905. It is situated 250m west of the cricket ground, Studley.
What Is It?  
Type: Industrial Building, Needle Mill
Period: Imperial - Industrial (1751 AD - 1913 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Studley
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 07 63
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 Plot sold to Solomon Shrimpley, needlemaker, and Francis Priest, victualler, in 1831. Tenement, gighouse, stables, manufactory and outbuildings erected there mid 19th century. Subsequent documentation periodically refers to needlemakers throughout 19th century and into 20th century. Conveyancing documents show layout.
2 Survey plan of works.
4Note that the monument includes the hardening shop detached from the works and located on the east side of Alcester Road.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Albion House and Works.. a short history
Author/originator: Lamb, R C
Date: 1994
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Source No: 3
Source Type: Map
Title: Map 1905
Author/originator: Ordnance Survey
Date: 1905
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Source No: 2
Source Type: Plan
Title: Outline survey, 14 Alcester Rd
Author/originator: Lamb, R C
Date: 1992
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technique Documentary Evidence Documentary evidence is another name for written records. The first written records in Britain date back to the Roman period. Documentary evidence can take many different forms, including maps, charters, letters and written accounts. When archaeologists are researching a site, they often start by looking at documentary evidence to see if there are clues that will help them understand what they might find. Documentary evidence can help archaeologists understand sites that are discovered during an excavation, field survey or aerial survey. 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 SHOP * A house or building where goods are made or prepared and displayed for sale and sold. Use more specific type where known. back
monument INDUSTRIAL BUILDING * Any building designed or adapted to accommodate trades and manufacturing activity. Use more specific site where known. back
monument CRICKET GROUND * The entire playing area and associated buildings upon which the game of cricket is played. back
monument ROAD * A way between different places, used by horses, travellers on foot and vehicles. back
monument INDUSTRIAL * This is the top term for the class. See INDUSTRIAL Class List for narrow terms. back
monument TENEMENT * A parcel of land. back
monument NEEDLE MILL * A mill or works where needles were manufactured. back
monument OUTBUILDING * A detached subordinate building. Use specific type where known, eg. DAIRY. back
monument STABLE * A building in which horses are accommodated. back
monument WORKS * Usually a complex of buildings for the processing of raw materials. Use specific type where known. back

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