Information for record number MWA8855:
Medieval tiled floor, Guy's Tower, Warwick Castle

Summary The remains of a Medieval tiled floor which consists of glazed, decorated ceramic floor tiles, lies in Guy's Tower, Warwick Castle.
What Is It?  
Type: Floor
Period: Medieval (1066 AD - 1539 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Warwick
District: Warwick, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 28 64
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record
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Source Number  

1 First discovered in 1997, the floor was cleaned by a specialist and then recorded. Twenty -five individual slip decorated tiles were identified, many designs are similar to others found of Medieval date in Warwickshire.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Archaeological Report
Title: Medieval tiled floor in lodging at Guy's Tower, Warwick Castle
Author/originator: Palmer N
Date: 2000
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: Report 0034
Medieval tiled floor at Guy's Tower, Warwick Castle
Copyright: Warwickshire County Council
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Medieval tiled floor in Guy's Tower, Warwick Castle
Copyright: Warwickshire County Council
Date: 2000
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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 FLOOR * A layer of stone, brick or boards, etc, on which people tread. Use broader site type where known. back
monument TOWER * A tall building, either round, square or polygonal in plan, used for a variety of purposes, including defence, as a landmark, for the hanging of bells, industrial functions, etc. Use more specific type where known. back
monument CASTLE * A fortress and dwelling, usually medieval in origin, and often consisting of a keep, curtain wall and towers etc. back

* Copyright of English Heritage (1999)

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