Information for record number MWA9010:
Imperial Features at Coughton Court, Warwickshire

Summary Excavations at Coughton Court uncovered layers dating from the Imperial period. The features were related to the destruction of the east range and infilling of the moat, a former bridge over the moat, a garden feature and a leat.
What Is It?  
Type: Bridge, Leat, Garden Feature
Period: Imperial - Industrial (1751 AD - 1913 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Coughton
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 08 60
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record
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1 A destruction level with 18th century material probably comes from the east range, which was demolished in 1780. Limestone blocks from the north wall are thought to have been re-used to build a bridge over the moat following the destruction of the reputed first floor bridge between the east range and the brewhouse, shown on a mid 18th century map. The moat was filled in 1786. An area of cobbling with an ashlar stone block was found at the east end of the site that may represent a garden feature. South of this the line of a leat was picked up in a trench and as a crop mark aligned NNW-SSE. The latter cuts the line of the moat and thus is later than 1786.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Excavation Report
Title: Excavations at Coughton Court, Warwickshire 1991
Author/originator: Evans J
Date: 2001
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: Report No 0111
Excavation of a well, Coughton
Copyright: Warwickshire County Council
Date: 1991
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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 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 LAYER * An archaeological unit of soil in a horizontal plane which may seal features or be cut through by other features. back
monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument BREWHOUSE * An outbuilding containing brewing equipment, as opposed to a large commercial BREWERY. Often found in conjunction with public houses, country houses etc. back
monument FLOOR * A layer of stone, brick or boards, etc, on which people tread. Use broader site type where known. back
monument FEATURE * Areas of indeterminate function. back
monument GARDEN FEATURE * Unspecified landscape feature. Use more specific type where known. back
monument STONE BLOCK * A piece of stone, usually shaped, of uncertain origin or use. back
monument MOAT * A wide ditch surrounding a building, usually filled with water. Use for moated sites, not defensive moats. Use with relevant site type where known, eg. MANOR HOUSE, GARDEN, etc. back
monument INDUSTRIAL * This is the top term for the class. See INDUSTRIAL Class List for narrow terms. back
monument BRIDGE * A structure of wood, stone, iron, brick or concrete, etc, with one or more intervals under it to span a river or other space. Use specific type where known. back
monument LEAT * Artificial water channel, usually leading to a mill. back
monument TRENCH * An excavation used as a means of concealment, protection or both. back
monument WALL * An enclosing structure composed of bricks, stones or similar materials, laid in courses. Use specific type where known. back

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