Information for record number MWA1387:
Undated burial

Summary The site of an undated burial which was discovered in 1827 whilst building Willes Bridge over the River Leam.
What Is It?  
Type: Burial, Inhumation
Period: Unknown
Where Is It?  
Parish: Leamington Spa
District: Warwick, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 32 65
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 1827: When Willes Bridge was built, while excavating the ground to lay the foundations of the abutment walls, there was found at a depth of 4.26m from the surface, nearly in line with the river and about 3.9m from the edge of the stream, a human skull in excellent condition. An Oak and an Elm tree were also found near the same spot.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: A Complete History of Royal Leamington Spa
Author/originator: Dudley J B
Date: 1896
Page Number: 243
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monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. 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 INHUMATION * An interment of unburnt, articulated human remains. Use specific type where known. back
monument BRIDGE * A structure of wood, stone, iron, brick or concrete, etc, with one or more intervals under it to span a river or other space. Use specific type where known. 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
monument STREAM * A natural flow or current of water issuing from a source. back
monument WALL * An enclosing structure composed of bricks, stones or similar materials, laid in courses. Use specific type where known. back
monument SPA * A medicinal or mineral spring often with an associated building. back

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