Information for record number MWA10258:
Iron Age/Romano-British site west of Fenny Compton

Summary Iron Age and Romano-British occupation site.
What Is It?  
Type: Wall, Platform, Occupation Site, Road?
Period: Romano-British (43 AD - 409 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Burton Dassett
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 40 52
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

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1 Site description. Ongoing work by the Feldon Archaeological Society has recorded a settlement Site, first indicated by a wall uncovered by the farmer. The pottery assemblage spans the middle Iron Age to the late 4th century.
2 Description of further work.
3 A series of editions of the 'Feldon Flyer' an excavation diary of the FAG 2008 season at Burton Dassett; includes some photographs and plans, but mostly incidental information.
6 Interim reports on excavations carried out 2008-2011 at the Site, detailing previously archaeological investigation in the area by the Feldon Archaeological Society. Contains detail on the structures, features and finds recorded by the project (please refer to these reports for further detail).

Source No: 4
Source Type: Excavation Report
Title: Interim Report on Archaeological Excavations at Granslet Farm (Multi-Period Complex), Warwickshire
Author/originator: Spackman, P
Date: 2009
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Source No: 5
Source Type: Excavation Report
Title: Interim Report 3 on Archaeological Excavations at Granslet Farm (Multi-Period Complex) Warwickshire
Author/originator: Spackman, P
Date: 2010
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Source No: 6
Source Type: Excavation Report
Title: The multi-period complex at Granslet Farm: An interim report on the excavations. March-October 2011
Author/originator: Spackman, P
Date: 2011
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Source No: 2
Source Type: Serial
Title: WMA vol 45 (2002)
Author/originator: Watt, S (ed)
Date: 2003
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Volume/Sheet: 45
Source No: 1
Source Type: Serial
Title: WMA vol 44 (2001)
Author/originator: Watt, S (ed)
Date: 2002
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 44
Source No: 3
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: Various documents relating to Feldon Archaeology Society Project at Englands Field, Burton Dassett Environs Project
Author/originator: Spackman, P
Date: 2008
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source WMA West Midlands Archaeology. This publication contains a short description for each of the sites where archaeological work has taken place in the previous year. It covers Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands and Worcestershire. Some of these descriptions include photographs, plans and drawings of the sites and/or the finds that have been discovered. The publication is produced by the Council For British Archaeology (CBA) West Midlands and is published annually. Copies are held at 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 Iron Age About 800 BC to 43 AD

The Iron Age comes after the Bronze Age and before the Roman period. It is a time when people developed the skills and knowledge to work and use iron, hence the name ‘Iron Age’ which is given to this period. Iron is a much tougher and more durable metal than bronze but it also requires more skill to make objects from it. People continued to use bronze during this period.
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monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument SETTLEMENT * A small concentration of dwellings. back
monument FEATURE * Areas of indeterminate function. back
monument ROAD * A way between different places, used by horses, travellers on foot and vehicles. back
monument FIELD * An area of land, often enclosed, used for cultivation or the grazing of livestock. back
monument PLATFORM * Unspecified. Use specific type where known. back
monument STRUCTURE * A construction of unknown function, either extant or implied by archaeological evidence. If known, use more specific type. back
monument OCCUPATION SITE * A site showing some signs of occupation but evidence is insufficient to imply permanent settlement. back
monument FARM * A tract of land, often including a farmhouse and ancillary buildings, used for the purpose of cultivation and the rearing of livestock, etc. Use more specific type where known. 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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