Information for record number MWA447:
Site of Roman Cemetery to E of Bleachfield Street, Alcester.

Summary The possible site of a Roman cemetery which lies to the east of Bleachfield Street, Alcester.
What Is It?  
Type: Cemetery
Period: Romano-British (43 AD - 409 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Alcester
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 08 56
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

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1 In putting in new posts human remains found at practically every hole (marginal note on 1:2500 map). This is probably the area of the main Roman cemetery. Two urns found in Blacklands before 1860 containing human bones and ashes (Kelly's Directory).
2 Above information is highly suspect; probably not a Roman cemetery.
3 Mentioned by Seaby in his notes on finds in Alcester. Davis' entries are confused on the subject, particularly with regard to location.

Source No: 3
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Alcester Notes
Author/originator: W A Seaby
Date: 1954
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Source No: 1
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Alcester Map and Notes
Author/originator: Seaby W A
Date: 1954
Page Number: No 34
Source No: 2
Source Type: Unpublished document
Author/originator: Booth P M
Date: 1990
Page Number:
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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 URN * A garden ornament, usually of stone or metal, designed in the the form of a vase used to receive the ashes of the dead. back
monument CEMETERY * An area of ground, set apart for the burial of the dead. back
monument BLEACHFIELD * Large field or yard used to lay fabrics out ready for bleaching. back
monument HUMAN REMAINS * The unarticulated remains of the body of a human being. If articulated use inhumation. back

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