Information for record number MWA13166:
Ditch 4m north of Church of St.Lawrence, Napton-on-the Hill, Warwickshire

Summary Ditch found during an excavation. A single sherd of Romano-British pottery was recovered from it.
What Is It?  
Type: Ditch
Period: Romano-British - Industrial (43 AD - 1913 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Napton on the Hill
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 46 61
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Level of Protection Local

Source Number  

1 10m+ long ditch, 0.9m wide and 0.23m deep. Single fill contained a single piece of later Roman colour-coated beaker. The pottery may have been residual.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Observation Report
Title: St Lawrence's Church, Napton-on-the-Hill, Warwickshire: An archaeological recording action
Author/originator: Platt D
Date: 2012
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: NCN12/33
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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 CHURCH * A building used for public Christian worship. Use more specific type where known. back
monument INDUSTRIAL * This is the top term for the class. See INDUSTRIAL Class List for narrow terms. 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

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