Information for record number MWA12053:
A group of ditches in the parish of Brandon and Bretford

Summary A group of ditches can be seen on aerial photographs to the east of the A46 and to the south of Black Spinney.
What Is It?  
Type: Boundary Ditch, Ditch
Period: Unknown
Where Is It?  
Parish: Brandon and Bretford
District: Rugby, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 37 76
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Level of Protection Local

Source Number  

1 A group of ditches that can be seen on aerial photographs to the east of the A46 and to the south of Black Spinney were mapped as part of English Heritage (EH) National Mapping Project (NMP) The southern most may be the remains of a field boundary shown on early Ordinance Survey Maps. The remaining ditches do not form any coherent pattern and may be post medieval drainage ditches.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Aerial Photograph
Title: OS 89346 Frame 8
Author/originator: Ordnance Survey
Date: 4/7/1989
Page Number: Frame 8
Volume/Sheet: OS 89346
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technique Aerial Photograph Aerial photographs are taken during an aerial survey, which involves looking at the ground from above. It is usually easier to see cropmarks and earthworks when they are viewed from above. Aerial photographs help archaeologists to record what they see and to identify new sites. There are two kinds of aerial photographs; oblique and vertical. back
period Post Medieval About 1540 AD to 1750 AD (the 16th century AD to the 18th century AD)

The Post Medieval period comes after the medieval period and before the Imperial period.

This period covers the second half of the reign of the Tudors (1485 – 1603), the reign of the Stuarts (1603 – 1702) and the beginning of the reign of the Hannoverians (1714 – 1836).
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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 BOUNDARY DITCH * A ditch that indicates the limit of an area or a piece of land. back
monument FIELD * An area of land, often enclosed, used for cultivation or the grazing of livestock. 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
monument DRAINAGE DITCH * A long, narrow ditch designed to carry water away from a waterlogged area. back

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