Information for record number MWA13280:
Probable Roman features at 6 Newport Drive, Alcester

Summary Probable Roman feature filled with compacted pebbles along with other probably Roman soil layers perhaps associated with the nearby cemetery or adjacent fields.
What Is It?  
Type: Ditch?
Period: Romano-British (43 AD - 409 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Alcester
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 08 57
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Level of Protection Local

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1 A probable Roman steep-sided and flat-bottomed feature was discovered, backfilled with very compact small to medium pebbles and containing a sherd of Romano-British pottery. It is of unknown extent (as only its southern edge was recorded), and of unknown function. Further dark clay loam and pebble layers were also found with two sherds of Romano-British pottery in one of the layers. These may have been associated with the nearby cemetery or adjacent fields. There was no evidence of the Roman ditch recorded to the east of the area in the 1960s, nor was there any evidence of human burial.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Observation Report
Title: Archaeological Observation at 6 Newport Drive, Alcester, Warwickshire
Author/originator: G C Jones and C Rann
Date: 2008
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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 LAYER * An archaeological unit of soil in a horizontal plane which may seal features or be cut through by other features. back
monument FEATURE * Areas of indeterminate function. back
monument DRIVE * A road/carriage way giving access from the main road to the house, stables. back
monument FIELD * An area of land, often enclosed, used for cultivation or the grazing of livestock. back
monument CEMETERY * An area of ground, set apart for the burial of the dead. 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 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

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