Information for record number MWA13195:
Romano British activity at Church of Saint Mary, Alderminster

Summary A small group of unabraded Roman pottery from this site and from an earlier site from 1992, suggests Roman activity at this location.
What Is It?  
Type: Settlement?, Farmstead?
Period: Romano-British (43 AD - 409 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Alderminster
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 22 48
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Level of Protection Local

Source Number  

2 A small group of Roman pottery, dating to 2nd to 3rd century AD, were recovered from the site. None of these were highly abraded suggesting they have been disturbed from their original location. In 1992 archaeological recording at the north and eastern sides of the church produced a 4th century Roman sherd and a fragment of Roman roof tile. Together these finds suggest a Roman site beneath the church and churchyard.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Observation Report
Title: Church of Saint Mary and the Holy Cross, Alderminster, Warwickshire, Archaeological Watching Brief
Author/originator: Gethin B
Date: 2012
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: Report 1234
Source No: 2
Source Type: Observation Report
Title: Church of St Mary and Holy Cross, Alderminster, Archaeological Observation
Author/originator: Warwickshire Museum
Date: 1992
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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 SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument SETTLEMENT * A small concentration of dwellings. back
monument CHURCH * A building used for public Christian worship. Use more specific type where known. back
monument FARMSTEAD * The homestead of a farm consisting of a farmhouse and working farm buildings, with yards, other working areas and usually a garden to the house. back
monument CHURCHYARD * An area of ground belonging to a church, often used as a burial ground. back
monument CROSS * A free-standing structure, in the form of a cross (+), symbolizing the structure on which Jesus Christ was crucified and sacred to the Christian faith. Use specific type where known. back

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