Information for record number MWA3851:
Excavation of Romano-British Features, Gramer Almshouses

Summary Several pits dating to the Roman period were excavated. They were located inside the area of the Roman Fort, 25m east of Mancetter Road, Mancetter.
What Is It?  
Type: Fort, Building, Pit
Period: Romano-British (43 AD - 409 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Mancetter
District: North Warwickshire, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 32 96
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 Foundation trenches for three small extensions to the rear of Gramer Almshouses were observed in May 1983. Five features were recorded. There were two timber slots running roughly E-W, the other three probably pits, though none was well-defined or very substantial. No finds were recovered but the nature and fill of these features suggest that they belong to the Roman military period.
2 Note in FI file.
3 Plan of trenches.
4 No longer within SAM 124.
5 Noted; P. Booth, watching brief; timber structure noted.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: WMA vol 26
Author/originator: PMB
Date: 1983
Page Number: 110
Volume/Sheet: 26
Source No: 4
Source Type: Map
Title: Map
Author/originator: EH
Page Number:
Source No: 3
Source Type: Plan
Title: Mancetter
Author/originator: Booth P M
Date: 1983
Page Number:
Source No: 5
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: Roman Mancetter (notes and site gazetteer)
Author/originator: Scott K?
Date: 1983?
Page Number:
Source No: 2
Source Type: Watching Brief Report
Title: Mancetter
Author/originator: PMB
Date: 1983
Page Number:
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source WMA West Midlands Archaeology. This publication contains a short description for each of the sites where archaeological work has taken place in the previous year. It covers Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands and Worcestershire. Some of these descriptions include photographs, plans and drawings of the sites and/or the finds that have been discovered. The publication is produced by the Council For British Archaeology (CBA) West Midlands and is published annually. Copies are held at the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. 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 BUILDING * A structure with a roof to provide shelter from the weather for occupants or contents. Use specific type where known. back
monument FEATURE * Areas of indeterminate function. back
monument FORT * A permanently occupied position or building designed primarily for defence. back
monument ALMSHOUSE * A house devoted to the shelter of the poor and endowed by a benefactor for this use. back
monument ROAD * A way between different places, used by horses, travellers on foot and vehicles. back
monument PIT * A hole or cavity in the ground, either natural or the result of excavation. Use more specific type where known. back
monument WELL * A shaft or pit dug in the ground over a supply of spring-water. back
monument TRENCH * An excavation used as a means of concealment, protection or both. back
monument STRUCTURE * A construction of unknown function, either extant or implied by archaeological evidence. If known, use more specific type. back

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