Information for record number MWA13007:
Possible medieval building, School Lane, Warmington

Summary A structure of possible Medieval construction was uncovered during archaeological observation at Hill Cottage in January 2011.
What Is It?  
Type: Building, Dovecote?, Fish House?
Period: Medieval - Post-Medieval (1066 AD - 1750 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Warmington
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 41 47
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Level of Protection Local

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1 A structure of possible Medieval construction was uncovered during archaeological observation at Hill Cottage in January 2011. The wall was constructed of oolitic limestone blocks on the exterior, rubble build on the interior with a yellow-brown clay used as bonding material. The remains of an internal cobbled surface of rough limestone fragments were also recorded. The building measured some 3.3m wide externally and probably 7m long. The author suggests a 14th to 16th century date, and a possible link between this building and the priory church, as it was constructed on rectory or church land. A possible use as a dovecote or building associated with the fishponds is postulated.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Observation Report
Title: Archaeological Watching brief at Hill Cottage, School Lane, Warmington
Author/originator: Yeates S
Date: 2011
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 2307
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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 DOVECOTE * A building, or part of a building, used to house doves and pigeons, usually placed at a height above the ground, with openings and provision inside for roosting and breeding. back
monument FISHPOND * A pond used for the rearing, breeding, sorting and storing of fish. back
monument SCHOOL * An establishment in which people, usually children, are taught. back
monument BUILDING * A structure with a roof to provide shelter from the weather for occupants or contents. Use specific type where known. back
monument PRIORY * A monastery governed by a prior or prioress. Use with narrow terms of DOUBLE HOUSE, FRIARY, MONASTERY or NUNNERY. back
monument CHURCH * A building used for public Christian worship. Use more specific type where known. back
monument STRUCTURE * A construction of unknown function, either extant or implied by archaeological evidence. If known, use more specific type. back
monument FISH HOUSE * A building used for the storage of fish. back
monument WALL * An enclosing structure composed of bricks, stones or similar materials, laid in courses. Use specific type where known. back

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