Information for record number MWA12503:
Saxon settlement features, Bank Farm, Welford on Avon

Summary Two refuse pits, containing Saxon material and two probably contemporary post-holes nearby were recorded during evaluation at Welford on Avon.
What Is It?  
Type: Pit, Settlement?
Period: Migration (410 AD - 800 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Welford on Avon
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 15 51
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 Two Saxon pits and adjacent, probably contemporary, post holes were recorded to the north of a site evaluated by archaeological trial trenching. Saxon pottery, animal bones and charcoal was evident in both of the pits, indicating that they were probably refuse pits associated with settlement.
2 A single pit was further recorded in a watching brief on this site. It contained 16 sherds of Saxon pottery. It is considered to be the truncated remains of a refuse pit.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Evaluation Report
Title: Bank Farm, Welford-on-Avon, Warwickshire: Archaeological Evaluation
Author/originator: A Hood
Date: 2005
Page Number:
Source No: 2
Source Type: Watching Brief Report
Title: Watching Brief at Bank Farm, Welford on Avon, Warwickshire
Author/originator: A Hood
Date: 2009
Page Number:
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Word or Phrase
monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument SETTLEMENT * A small concentration of dwellings. back
monument PIT * A hole or cavity in the ground, either natural or the result of excavation. Use more specific type where known. back
monument FARM * A tract of land, often including a farmhouse and ancillary buildings, used for the purpose of cultivation and the rearing of livestock, etc. Use more specific type where known. back
monument POST HOLE * A hole dug to provide a firm base for an upright post, often with stone packing. Use broader monument type where known. back

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