Information for record number MWA3049:
Possible Cropmark to S of Bush Hill, Flecknoe

Summary Various cropmarks, possibly forming enclosures, are visible on aerial photographs. They are of unknown date. They are situated 500m south west of Flecknoe.
What Is It?  
Type: Enclosure
Period: Unknown
Where Is It?  
Parish: Wolfhampcote
District: Rugby, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 50 63
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 Indeterminate cropmarks visible on aerial photographs.
2 The field had heavy crops and could not be investigated to determine what the cropmarks represent.
3 Record revisited on 15/03/2016: This is not a convincing enclosure. There are no cropmarks that correspond to the HER polygon. The plotted area, takes in an abrupt change of slope, and this would be an unusual location for an enclosure of this size and shape. Possibly the site is mislocated?
4 There are no cropmarks at this location on the Google Earth imagery. Topographically this would be an unusual location for an enclosure of this size and shape.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Aerial Photograph
Author/originator: J Pickering
Date: 1962
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: SP4489 C/D/E/X
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Source Type: Internet Data
Title: Google Earth Aerial and Street View
Author/originator: Google Earth
Date: 1945-present
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Source No: 2
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: SMR Card
Author/originator: BP
Date: 1983
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: PRN 3049
Source No: 3
Source Type: Verbal communication
Title: Personal Comment
Author/originator: Will Steele
Date: 2015 onwards
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source SMR Card Sites and Monuments Record Card. The Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record began to be developed during the 1970s. The details of individual archaeological sites and findspots were written on record cards. These record cards were used until the 1990s, when their details were entered on to a computerised system. The record cards are still kept at the office of the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. back
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 SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument FIELD * An area of land, often enclosed, used for cultivation or the grazing of livestock. 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

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