Information for record number MWA1686:
Undated enclosure, Camp Hill, Nuneaton and Bedworth

Summary The site of an enclosure of unknown date. It was situated 100m south of Cedar Road, Camp Hill.
What Is It?  
Type: Enclosure
Period: Unknown
Where Is It?  
Parish: Nuneaton and Bedworth
District: Nuneaton and Bedworth, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 34 92
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

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1 The 'Roman Camp' shown here on Greenwood's Map of 1822 was visited recently. It consists of a 2m 'rampart' with rudimentary ditches, 110 by 82.3m, with a Council Estate road running through the centre of it. Despite the very disturbed state of the ground, no pottery has been found.
2 1959: An area of much disturbed ground, traversed by a probable boundary bank. Nothing of archaeological interest shown on RAF aerial photographs.
3 Plan on OS Card.
4 It is stated that there is a Roman site 'partly beneath and adjacent to Camp Hill Church.'
5 Map.
6 Suggests that the camp was further south-east than shown on the HER. Two trenches excavated in the previous suggested location revealed no archaeological features.
7 Copy of Greenwood's Map 1822 .

Source No: 4
Source Type: Correspondence
Title: Weddington and Nuneaton
Author/originator: Cook A F
Date: 1995
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Source No: 1
Source Type: Correspondence
Title: Enclosure, Nuneaton and Bedworth
Author/originator: Stanley B A
Date: 1957
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Source No: 6
Source Type: Evaluation Report
Title: Camp Hill, Nuneaton, Warwickshire: Archaeological Evaluation
Author/originator: Foundations Archaeology
Date: 2007
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Volume/Sheet: Report 539
Source No: 5
Source Type: Map
Title: Map 1995
Author/originator: Cook A F
Date: 1995
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Source No: 7
Source Type: Map
Title: Greenwood's Map of the County of Warwick 1822
Author/originator: Greenwood C & J
Date: 1822
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Source No: 3
Source Type: Plan
Title: OS Card, 38NW1
Author/originator: Ordnance Survey
Date: 1967
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 38NW1
Source No: 2
Source Type: Record Card/Form
Title: OS Card 29NE1
Author/originator: Ordnance Survey
Date: 1967
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 29NE1
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source OS Card Ordnance Survey Record Card. Before the 1970s the Ordnance Survey (OS) were responsible for recording archaeological monuments during mapping exercises. This helped the Ordnance Survey to decide which monuments to publish on maps. During these exercises the details of the monuments were written down on record cards. Copies of some of the cards are kept at the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. The responsibility for recording archaeological monuments later passed to the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historic Monuments. back
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
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 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 BOUNDARY BANK * An earthen bank that indicates the limit of an area or a piece of land. back
monument CHURCH * A building used for public Christian worship. Use more specific type where known. back
monument RAMPART * A protective earthen mound, often the main defence of a fortification. back
monument ROAD * A way between different places, used by horses, travellers on foot and vehicles. back
monument ENCLOSURE * An area of land enclosed by a boundary ditch, bank, wall, palisade or other similar barrier. Use specific type where known. back
monument TRENCH * An excavation used as a means of concealment, protection or both. 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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