Information for record number MWA12376:
Cropmark of partial enclosure SW of Bidford on Avon

Summary A crop mark that appearts to be part of a small enclosure is apparent on aerial photographs.
What Is It?  
Type: Enclosure
Period: Early Iron Age - Romano-British (800 BC - 409 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Bidford on Avon
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 09 51
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

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5 A crop mark that appearts to be part of a small enclosure apparent on aerial photographs was mapped as part of the English Heritage National Mapping Project. The date range provided (EIA to Roman) is based on morphological similarities with dated enclosures in the area.

Source No: 2
Source Type: Aerial Photograph
Title: SP0951
Author/originator: Palmer N J
Date: 1990
Page Number: B-D,F
Volume/Sheet: SP0951
Source No: 5
Source Type: Aerial Photograph
Title: SP0851 Frame 11
Author/originator: NMR-Air Photo Unit
Date: 4 Jun 1990
Page Number: Frame 11
Volume/Sheet: SP0851
Source No: 3
Source Type: Aerial Photograph
Title: SP0951
Author/originator: Hodgson J C
Date: 1990
Page Number: E,G-L
Volume/Sheet: SP0951
Source No: 4
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: Unpublished Document
Author/originator: Hodgson J C
Date: 1993
Page Number:
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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 Iron Age About 800 BC to 43 AD

The Iron Age comes after the Bronze Age and before the Roman period. It is a time when people developed the skills and knowledge to work and use iron, hence the name ‘Iron Age’ which is given to this period. Iron is a much tougher and more durable metal than bronze but it also requires more skill to make objects from it. People continued to use bronze during this period.
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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 ENCLOSURE * An area of land enclosed by a boundary ditch, bank, wall, palisade or other similar barrier. Use specific type where known. back

* Copyright of English Heritage (1999)

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