Information for record number MWA8280:
Possible remains of field drain, N of Hill Wootton

Summary The site of a field drain which is of unknown date and which is situated south of Wootton Spinnies.
What Is It?  
Type: Drain
Period: Unknown
Where Is It?  
Parish: Leek Wootton and Guys Cliffe
District: Warwick, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 30 69
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 Site reported as possible Roman building on basis of visible structure together with finds from surrounding area (see WA 8281, 8282, 8283, 8284). Site and finds distribution sketches made by finder.
2 Site was visited by Warwickshire County Council Field Services staff in September 1998. In situ stonework was observed at SP3069, with further roughly shaped sandstone blocks in the immediate vicinity and in the Cattle Brook itself. No evidence to suggest a Roman date for the structure was recovered. The evidence instead suggested the remains of a substantial revetment supporting one side of a major field drain draining Fields to the south of the Cattle Brook. However, on the eastern side of the junction of the drain and the Cattle Brook, a possible building platform was observed but not investigated.
3 Sketch plan.
4 Photos.

Source No: 2
Source Type: Observation Report
Title: Field investigation of stone structure... Hill Wootton
Author/originator: Gathercole, C & Elders, J
Date: 1998
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Source No: 4
Source Type: Photograph
Title: Field drain, Hill Wootton
Author/originator: Durrant, F
Date: 1998
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Source No: 1
Source Type: Plan
Title: Leek Wootton
Author/originator: Durrant, F
Date: 1998
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Source No: 3
Source Type: Site Visit
Title: Site Visit Notes
Author/originator: Gathercole, C
Date: 1998
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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 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 STONE * Use only where stone is natural or where there is no indication of function. back
monument DRAIN * An artificial channel for draining water or carrying it off. back
monument BUILDING PLATFORM * A site where a building once stood as identified by a level area of ground, often compacted or made from man-made materials. Use only where specific function is unknown, otherwise use more specific term. back
monument FIELD * An area of land, often enclosed, used for cultivation or the grazing of livestock. back
monument REVETMENT * A wall or masonry construction built for the purpose of retaining or supporting a bank of earth, wall, rampart etc. back
monument STRUCTURE * A construction of unknown function, either extant or implied by archaeological evidence. If known, use more specific type. back
monument FIELD DRAIN * An unsocketed earthenware or porous concrete pipe laid end to end unjointed so as to drain the ground. back

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