Information for record number MWA1100:
Possible Round Barrow 600m N of Wetheroak Farm

Summary The site of a possible round barrow, a mound usually concealing a human burial. The barrow probably dates to the Bronze Age. The site is located 500m south east of Poole's Wood.
What Is It?  
Type: Round Barrow, Barrow
Period: Bronze Age (2600 BC - 601 BC)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Morton Bagot
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 11 65
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

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1 Two beorg features, probably barrows rather than hills, are recorded on the W boundary of Oldberrow in a pre-Conquest Charter (see also PRN 5171). Each is described as Stanbeorge - 'stone barrow'. For one possible site see PRN 1201. Field names, however, indicate a location slightly to the N, where the Field 'Great Stanberrys' is recorded in 1820. Investigation by a previous worker suggests that the second barrow stood on the Morton Bagot - Oldberrow parish boundary at the above grid reference, and a local farmer recalls that he ploughed out a barrow within recent years. Its location has not yet been verified and a site near the ridge top would seem more likely.
2 There are slight traces of ridge and furrow here, which suggest that any large feature would also have survived. A location on the summit of the ridge (see PRN 6275) seems more likely.
3 Bronze Age dating.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Barrow sites
Author/originator: Hooke D
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Source No: 2
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: Oldberrow Parish Survey
Author/originator: Hooke D
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Source No: 3
Source Type: Verbal communication
Title: Aggregates Assessment
Author/originator: Stuart Palmer
Date: 2006
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period Bronze Age About 2500 BC to 700 BC

The Bronze Age comes after the Neolithic period and before the Iron Age.

The day to day life of people in the Bronze Age probably changed little from how their ancestors had lived during the Neolithic period. They still lived in farmsteads, growing crops and rearing animals.

During the Bronze Age people discovered how to use bronze, an alloy of tin and copper (hence the name that has given to this era). They used it to make their tools and other objects, although they continued to use flint and a range of organic materials as well. A range of bronze axes, palstaves and spears has been found in Warwickshire.
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monument BARROW * Artificial mound of earth, turf and/or stone, normally constructed to contain or conceal burials. Use specific type where known. back
monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument RIDGE AND FURROW * A series of long, raised ridges separated by ditches used to prepare the ground for arable cultivation. This was a technique, characteristic of the medieval period. back
monument STONE * Use only where stone is natural or where there is no indication of function. back
monument BOUNDARY * The limit to an area as defined on a map or by a marker of some form, eg. BOUNDARY WALL. Use specific type where known. back
monument FEATURE * Areas of indeterminate function. back
monument PARISH BOUNDARY * The limit line of a parish. back
monument FIELD * An area of land, often enclosed, used for cultivation or the grazing of livestock. back
monument WOOD * A tract of land with trees, sometimes acting as a boundary or barrier, usually smaller and less wild than a forest. back
monument BURIAL * An interment of human or animal remains. Use specific type where known. If component use with wider site type. Use FUNERARY SITE for optimum retrieval in searches. back
monument MOUND * A natural or artificial elevation of earth or stones, such as the earth heaped upon a grave. Use more specific type where known. back
monument ROUND BARROW * Hemispherical mound surrounded by a ditch (or occasionally two or more concentric ditches), often accompanied by an external (or occasionally internal) bank. Mound and ditch may sometimes be separated by a berm. Use specific type where known. back

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