Information for record number MWA12216:
Banks and Ditches in Whichford parish

Summary Banks and ditches are evident on aerial photographs to the south of Whichford.
What Is It?  
Type: Croft, Boundary Bank, Boundary Ditch
Period: Medieval (1066 AD - 1539 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Whichford
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 31 34
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 Banks and ditches evident on aerial photographs to the south of Whichford were mapped as part of the English Heritage National Mapping Project. The banks and ditches form rectangular enclosures at the rear of the The Old Manor House and appear to be extensions of present boundaries.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Aerial Photograph
Title: CPE UK 1929 Frame 1299
Author/originator: RAF
Date: 16 Jan 1947
Page Number: Frame 1299
Volume/Sheet: CPE UK 1929
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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 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 BOUNDARY BANK * An earthen bank that indicates the limit of an area or a piece of land. back
monument MANOR HOUSE * The principal house of a manor or village. back
monument RECTANGULAR ENCLOSURE * A rectangular shaped area of land enclosed by a boundary ditch, bank, wall, palisade or similar barrier. back
monument BOUNDARY DITCH * A ditch that indicates the limit of an area or a piece of land. 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 CROFT * An enclosed piece of land adjoining a house. back

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