Information for record number MWA10256:
Anglo-Saxon Occupation West of Barford

Summary Sunken Feature Building dating to the Migration period discovered during excavations prior to the construction of the Barford Bypass
What Is It?  
Type: Grubenhaus
Period: Migration (410 AD - 800 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Barford
District: Warwick, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 26 60
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 To the north of Area A, a sunken-featured building was located adjacent to the edge of the river terrace during the watching brief. It survived as two distinct cut features; hollow 213 representing the sunken-floor area and 0.6m to the west, posthole 215 aligned along its longer axis. This suggests that the minimum longitudinal dimension of the sunken-featured building was 3.6m. There was no indication as to the position of either the walls or the doorway.

Source No:
Source Type: Archaeological Report
Title: 8000 Years at Barford: The Archaeology of the A429 Barford Bypass, Warwickshire, 2005-7
Author/originator: Palmer S C
Date: 2010
Page Number:
Source No: 1
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: Barford Bypass: Evaluation and Excavation
Author/originator: S C Palmer
Date: 2006
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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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monument HOLLOW * A hollow, concave formation or place, which has sometimes been dug out. 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 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 GRUBENHAUS * A timber building based around a sunken hollow, the floor of which may have been suspended above the hollow to counteract dampness. Grubenhauser are believed to date from the 5th to 8th centuries AD but may be earlier. Use Grubenhauser as plural. back
monument WALL * An enclosing structure composed of bricks, stones or similar materials, laid in courses. Use specific type where known. 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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