Information for record number MWA13389:
Cropmarks south of Stockton

Summary Some cropmarks show on aerial photographs 500m to the south of Stockton. The function or date of these remain unknown.
What Is It?  
Type: Archaeological Feature?
Period: Unknown
Where Is It?  
Parish: Stockton
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 43 62
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Level of Protection Local

Source Number  

2 Cropmarks are visible on aerial photographs in fields to the south of Stockton, however it is unclear what these features are or their date.
3 Similar features are spread throughout this field, visible on Google Earth satellite imagery. It seems possible, therefore, that they are related to drainage throughout the field.
4 This site was noted by the AOC Assessment of Local Services Villages for Stratford-on-Avon District Council in 2012 from Google Earth satellite imagery.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Aerial Photograph
Title: SP4363/B
Date: 26/07/86
Page Number: B
Volume/Sheet: SP4363
Source No: 2
Source Type: Aerial Photograph
Title: SP4363/C
Date: 26/07/86
Page Number: C
Volume/Sheet: SP4363
Source No: 4
Source Type: Desk Top Study
Title: Historic Environment Assessment of Local Service Villages, Stratford-on-Avon District, Warwickshire
Author/originator: Carter, H and MacQuarrie, H
Date: 2012
Page Number:
Source No: 3
Source Type: Internet Data
Title: Google Earth Aerial and Street View
Author/originator: Google Earth
Date: 1945-present
Page Number:
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technique Cropmark Cropmarks appear as light and dark marks in growing and ripening crops. These marks relate to differences in the soil below. For example, parched lines of grass may indicate stone walls. Crops that grow over stone features often ripen more quickly and are shorter than the surrounding crop. This is because there is less moisture in the soil where the wall lies.

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technique Aerial Photograph Aerial photographs are taken during an aerial survey, which involves looking at the ground from above. It is usually easier to see cropmarks and earthworks when they are viewed from above. Aerial photographs help archaeologists to record what they see and to identify new sites. There are two kinds of aerial photographs; oblique and vertical. back
monument VILLAGE * A collection of dwelling-houses and other buildings, usually larger than a hamlet but smaller than a town with a simpler organisation and administration than the latter. back
monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument ARCHAEOLOGICAL FEATURE * Use only for features assumed to be archaeological but which cannot be identified more precisely without further investigation .Use more specific term where known back
monument FEATURE * Areas of indeterminate function. back
monument FIELD * An area of land, often enclosed, used for cultivation or the grazing of livestock. back

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