Information for record number MWA12347:
Anglo Saxon Features at No 119, Tiddington Road.

Summary An Anglo-Saxon enclosure, sampled during excavation in 1988 and 2005 (MWA6398), was recorded during excavation at No 119, Tiddington Road, with a view to recording the individual phases.
What Is It?  
Type: Enclosure, Double Ditched Enclosure
Period: Migration (410 AD - 800 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Stratford upon Avon
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 21 55
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Scheduled Monument (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 An Anglo-Saxon enclosure, sampled during excavation in 1988 and 2005 (MWA6938), was recorded during excavation at 199, Tiddington Road, with a view to recording the individual phases.
2 A boundary ditch was partly excavated by Archaeology Warwickshire of this enclosure during No 119 Tiddington Road during 2008. This was revealed as an east to west ditch 4.2m wide, moderately sloping sides and a rounded base. The fills of the ditch included a human tibia shaft and tooth, with overlying layers yielding both Saxon and 1st century Roman pottery sherds.

Source No: 2
Source Type: Excavation Report
Title: Early Roman Settlement, Late Roman Burials and an Anglo Saxon enclosure at 119 Tiddington Road, Stratford-upon-Avon
Author/originator: S Palmer
Date: 2010
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 1050
Source No: 1
Source Type: Serial
Title: WMA (West Midlands Archaeology) Vol 49
Author/originator: CBA West Midlands
Date: 2006
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 39
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none Scheduled Monument Scheduled Ancient Monuments (SAMs) are those archaeological sites which are legally recognised as being of national importance. They can range in date from prehistoric times to the Cold War period. They can take many different forms, including disused buildings or sites surviving as earthworks or cropmarks.

SAMs are protected by law from unlicensed disturbance and metal detecting. Written consent from the Secretary of State must be obtained before any sort of work can begin, including archaeological work such as geophysical survey or archaeological excavation. There are nearly 200 SAMs in Warwickshire.
source WMA West Midlands Archaeology. This publication contains a short description for each of the sites where archaeological work has taken place in the previous year. It covers Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands and Worcestershire. Some of these descriptions include photographs, plans and drawings of the sites and/or the finds that have been discovered. The publication is produced by the Council For British Archaeology (CBA) West Midlands and is published annually. Copies are held at the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. back
technique excavation Archaeologists excavate sites so that they can find information and recover archaeological materials before they are destroyed by erosion, construction or changes in land-use.

Depending on how complicated and widespread the archaeological deposits are, excavation can be done by hand or with heavy machinery. Archaeologists may excavate a site in a number of ways; either by open area excavation, by digging a test pit or a trial trench.
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period Roman About 43 AD to 409 AD (the 1st century AD to the 5th century AD)

The Roman period comes after the Iron Age and before the Saxon period.

The Roman period in Britain began in 43 AD when a Roman commander called Aulus Plautius invaded the south coast, near Kent. There were a series of skirmishes with the native Britons, who were defeated. In the months that followed, more Roman troops arrived and slowly moved westwards and northwards.
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monument SHAFT * Use only if function unknown, otherwise use specific type. back
monument LAYER * An archaeological unit of soil in a horizontal plane which may seal features or be cut through by other features. back
monument SETTLEMENT * A small concentration of dwellings. back
monument DOUBLE DITCHED ENCLOSURE * An area of land enclosed by two parallel ditches. Use with specific shaped enclosure where known. back
monument ROAD * A way between different places, used by horses, travellers on foot and vehicles. back
monument BOUNDARY DITCH * A ditch that indicates the limit of an area or a piece of land. back
monument ENCLOSURE * An area of land enclosed by a boundary ditch, bank, wall, palisade or other similar barrier. Use specific type where known. 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 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

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