Information for record number MWA1030:
Undated ditch

Summary The site of a large ditch of unknown date, discovered during building work. It may have been associated with a moat. It was located to the northwest of Holy Trinity Church.
What Is It?  
Type: Ditch
Period: Unknown
Where Is It?  
Parish: Stratford upon Avon
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 20 54
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record
Description

 
Source Number  

1 Construction of the Methodist church on the site of a Medieval college revealed a large ditch across the site, its purpose was not determined.
2 This feature has been interpreted as part of a moat.
 
Sources

Source No: 2
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: Index
Author/originator: Crickmore J
Date:
Page Number:
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Source No: 1
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: Archaeology and Development in Stratford Upon Avon
Author/originator: Slater T and Wilson C
Date: 1977
Page Number: 25
Volume/Sheet:
   
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Glossary

 
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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 ā€“ 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 ā€“ 1603 AD), when the Tudor family reigned in England and eventually in Scotland too.

The end of the Medieval period is marked by Henry VIIIā€™s (1509 ā€“ 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 SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. 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 FEATURE * Areas of indeterminate function. back
monument CHURCH * A building used for public Christian worship. Use more specific type where known. 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 COLLEGE * An establishment, often forming part of a university, for higher or tertiary education. back
monument DITCH * A long and narrow hollow or trench dug in the ground, often used to carry water though it may be dry for much of the year. back

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