Information for record number MWA12621:
Cemetery to the south of Lower Lark Stoke Manor, Admington

Summary Medieval cemetery either for the family of Lower Lark Stoke Manor or the villagers of the deserted settlement of Lark Stoke. No associated church or chapel has been identified to date. Burials disturbed by groundworks were re-interred.
What Is It?  
Type: Cemetery
Period: Medieval (1066 AD - 1539 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Admington
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 19 43
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 Seven graves were recorded during the demolition of old farm buildings at Lower Lark Stoke Manor in 1995. An area was excavated and six of the burials were temporarily removed for study. The burials were east-west aligned with no grave goods and were likely to have been from a christian cemetery associated with Lark Stoke deserted medieval settlement or with the Manor. No church or chapel has been identified.
2 A further possible grave and a ditch were uncovered in the 5m x 4.1m area. A single sherd of medieval pottery was found in a layer.

Source No: 2
Source Type: Evaluation Report
Title: Lower Lark Stoke Manor, Admington, Warwickshire, Archaeological Evaluation
Author/originator: Gethin B & Wright K
Date: 2013
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 1330
Source No: 3
Source Type: Serial
Title: West Midlands Archaeology Vol 57
Author/originator: CBA West Midlands
Date: 2015
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: No 57
Source No: 1
Source Type: Watching Brief Report
Title: Medieval burials at Lower Lark Stoke Manor, Admington
Author/originator: Meek J
Date: 1998
Page Number:
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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 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 GRAVE * A place of burial. Use more specific type where known. back
monument CHURCH * A building used for public Christian worship. Use more specific type where known. back
monument DESERTED SETTLEMENT * An abandoned settlement, usually of the Medieval period, often visible only as earthworks or on aerial photographs. back
monument CEMETERY * An area of ground, set apart for the burial of the dead. back
monument MANOR * An area of land consisting of the lord's demesne and of lands from whose holders he may exact certain fees, etc. 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 CHAPEL * A freestanding building, or a room or recess serving as a place of Christian worship in a church or other building. Use more specific type where known. 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
monument FARM BUILDING * A building or structure of unknown function found on a farm. Use more specific type where known. back

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