Information for record number MWA870:
Early Medieval Burials at Tiddington

Summary The site of two burials which were found during an excavation. They dated to the Migration or Early Medieval periods. The burials were found in the area of Tiddington.
What Is It?  
Type: Burial, Inhumation
Period: Anglo-Saxon (410 AD - 1065 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Stratford upon Avon
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 21 55
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

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1 During the 1924-1925 excavations of the R.B. cemetery, 2 skeletons were found in the bunkers of the golf course. These were differently disposed to those of the main cemetery. One was laid with feet to the S, the other with feet towards the NW and the skull placed face downwards upon the ankles. The latter skeleton had three small stones above its shoulders and a portion of quern at the feet. In the vicinity of this skeleton was the point of a bronze pin, a coin of Gallienus and a Gaulish representation of the stater of Philip II of Macedon.
2 The method of burial of the skeleton with stones at the feet and shoulders possibly indicates an A.S. rather than R.B. date.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Newspaper/Magazine Article
Title: Stratford-on-Avon Settlement/Celts at Stratford
Author/originator: The Times and another
Date: 1926
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Source No: 2
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: SMR Card
Author/originator: Groves J M
Date: 1979
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: PRN 870
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source SMR Card Sites and Monuments Record Card. The Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record began to be developed during the 1970s. The details of individual archaeological sites and findspots were written on record cards. These record cards were used until the 1990s, when their details were entered on to a computerised system. The record cards are still kept at the office of the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. back
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 Medieval 1066 AD to 1539 AD (the 11th century AD to the 16th century AD)

The medieval period comes after the Saxon period and before the post medieval period.

The Medieval period begins in 1066 AD.
This was the year that the Normans, led by William the Conqueror (1066 – 1087), invaded England and defeated Harold Godwinson at the Battle of Hastings in East Sussex.
The Medieval period includes the first half of the Tudor period (1485 – 1603 AD), when the Tudor family reigned in England and eventually in Scotland too.

The end of the Medieval period is marked by Henry VIII’s (1509 – 1547) order for the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the years running up to 1539 AD. The whole of this period is sometimes called the Middle Ages.
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monument GOLF COURSE * A prepared area of ground used to play the game of golf on. back
monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument SETTLEMENT * A small concentration of dwellings. back
monument INHUMATION * An interment of unburnt, articulated human remains. Use specific type where known. back
monument STONE * Use only where stone is natural or where there is no indication of function. back
monument BUNKER * A structure, often built undergound, used for defence and co-ordination of military activity. back
monument CEMETERY * An area of ground, set apart for the burial of the dead. back
monument BURIAL * An interment of human or animal remains. Use specific type where known. If component use with wider site type. Use FUNERARY SITE for optimum retrieval in searches. back

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