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Findspot - Medieval dagger & stirrup mount

Summary Findspot - a Medieval dagger and a stirrup mount were found in the area north of Winderton.
What Is It?  
Type: Findspot
Period: Medieval (1066 AD - 1539 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Brailes
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 32 41
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
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1 A late 15 century or early 16 century dagger found in clearing out a ditch at Brailes, not far from Compton Wynyates House.
3 11th century stirrup mount, copper alloy, pentagonal shape, found by metal detector at SP 33 42.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: PSA
Author/originator: Bloxam M H
Page Number: 303
Volume/Sheet: 11:5
Source No: 3
Source Type: Museum Enquiry Form
Title: WMEF 3164
Author/originator: Wise P J
Date: 1994
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: WM 3164
Source No: 2
Source Type: Record Card/Form
Title: OS Card 57NW18
Author/originator: Ordnance Survey
Date: 1956
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 57NW18
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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
source PSA Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries. The Society of Antiquaries was founded in 1707 and received a Royal Charter in 1751. The aim of the society was to encourage the study of the antiquities and history of Britain and the rest of the world. The Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries is a journal that is published anually. back
source WMEF Warwickshire Museum Enquiry Form. These are forms that are filled in when a person brings an object to Warwickshire Museum to be identified. Amongst the information recorded on the form are details such as a description of the object, where and when it was found, and in some cases a sketch or photographs of it. Copies of the form can be viewed at the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. back
period Medieval 1066 AD to 1539 AD (the 11th century AD to the 16th century AD)

The medieval period comes after the Saxon period and before the post medieval period.

The Medieval period begins in 1066 AD.
This was the year that the Normans, led by William the Conqueror (1066 – 1087), invaded England and defeated Harold Godwinson at the Battle of Hastings in East Sussex.
The Medieval period includes the first half of the Tudor period (1485 – 1603 AD), when the Tudor family reigned in England and eventually in Scotland too.

The end of the Medieval period is marked by Henry VIII’s (1509 – 1547) order for the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the years running up to 1539 AD. The whole of this period is sometimes called the Middle Ages.
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monument HOUSE * A building for human habitation, especially a dwelling place. Use more specific type where known. back
monument FINDSPOT * The approximate location at which stray finds of artefacts were found. Index with object name. 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

* Copyright of English Heritage (1999)

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