Information for record number MWA3949:
Linear earthwork 350m N of Merevale Abbey

Summary A linear earthwork, possibly Medieval in date, which is situated 350m north of Merevale Abbey.
What Is It?  
Type: Linear Earthwork
Period: Medieval (1066 AD - 1539 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Merevale
District: North Warwickshire, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 29 98
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 A linear earthwork, possibly part of Merevale Abbey precinct, shows on air photographs borrowed from NMR - reference numbers not recorded. These have been plotted on the ridge and furrow plotting for Merevale Parish (PRN 3948).

Source No: 1
Source Type: Aerial Photograph Transcript
Title: Bishop's Itchington parish
Author/originator: ARI
Date: 1990
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: Bishops Itchington P
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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 PRECINCT * The ground immediately surrounding a place, particularly a religious building. back
monument RIDGE AND FURROW * A series of long, raised ridges separated by ditches used to prepare the ground for arable cultivation. This was a technique, characteristic of the medieval period. back
monument ABBEY * A religious house governed by an abbot or abbess. Use with narrow terms of DOUBLE HOUSE, MONASTERY or NUNNERY. back
monument LINEAR EARTHWORK * A substantial bank and ditch forming a major boundary between two adjacent landholdings. Most date from the late Bronze Age and Iron Age. back

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