Information for record number MWA12086:
Bank, possibly for flood prevention, or a ploughing headland beside the River Avon, Bubbenhall

Summary A curving bank on the western side of the river Avon at Bubbenhall may be an embakment to prevent flooding or the headland associated with ridge and furrow ploughing seen nearby
What Is It?  
Type: Plough Headland, Flood Defences
Period: Medieval (1066 AD - 1539 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Bubbenhall
District: Warwick, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 36 72
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Level of Protection Local

Source Number  

1 A curving bank on the western side of the river Avon at Bubbenhall mapped as part of the English Heritage National Mapping Project.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Aerial Photograph
Title: RAF 3G TUD UK 28 Frame 5302
Author/originator: RAF
Date: 15 Jan 1946
Page Number: Frame 5302
Volume/Sheet: RAF 3G TUD UK 28
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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 – 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 – 1603 AD), when the Tudor family reigned in England and eventually in Scotland too.

The end of the Medieval period is marked by Henry VIII’s (1509 – 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 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 FLOOD DEFENCES * Manmade constructions used to prevent water flooding the surrounding area. Often taking the form of a bank or wall but may be more elaborate e.g. the Thames Barrier. back
monument PLOUGH HEADLAND * A narrow strip of land where a plough and team could turn. This usually remains higher than the ploughed land. back

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