Information for record number MWA8247:
Terrace feature at Hartshill Hayes

Summary A double terrace surviving as an earthwork of unknown date is situated in Hartshill Hays Country Park.
What Is It?  
Type: Terrace
Period: Unknown
Where Is It?  
Parish: Hartshill
District: North Warwickshire, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 31 94
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 Fieldwork by RCHME in 1997 identified a double contour terrace running NW-SE for nearly 600 metres. It is cut or overlain by and therefore predates hollow ways and woodbanks in the area. The date and interpretation are uncertain, but it could be either the remains of a trackway or a geological feature (though it is partially embanked).
2 Plan with above.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Observation Report
Title: A field investigation and survey at Hartshill Hayes
Author/originator: Brown, G
Date: 1997
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Source No: 2
Source Type: Plan
Title: A field investigation and survey at Hartshill Hayes
Author/originator: Brown, G
Date: 1997
Page Number:
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technique Earthwork Earthworks can take the form of banks, ditches and mounds. They are usually created for a specific purpose. A bank, for example, might be the remains of a boundary between two or more fields. Some earthworks may be all that remains of a collapsed building, for example, the grassed-over remains of building foundations.

In the winter, when the sun is lower in the sky than during the other seasons, earthworks have larger shadows. From the air, archaeologists are able to see the patterns of the earthworks more easily. Earthworks can sometimes be confusing when viewed at ground level, but from above, the general plan is much clearer.

Archaeologists often carry out an aerial survey or an earthwork survey to help them understand the lumps and bumps they can see on the ground.
monument FIELDWORK * A usually temporary earthwork or fortification, the latter constructed by military forces operating in the field. Use more specific type where known. back
monument FEATURE * Areas of indeterminate function. back
monument FIELD * An area of land, often enclosed, used for cultivation or the grazing of livestock. back
monument COUNTRY PARK * An area of managed countryside designated for visitors to enjoy recreations, such as walking specified parks and trails, in a rural environment. Often provides public facilities such as parking, toilets, cafes and visitor information. back
monument TRACKWAY * A pathway, not necessarily designed as such, beaten down by the feet of travellers. back
monument EARTHWORK * A bank or mound of earth used as a rampart or fortification. back
monument HOLLOW WAY * A way, path or road through a cutting. back
monument TERRACE * A row of houses attached to and adjoining one another and planned and built as one unit. back

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