Information for record number MWA475:
Site of Roman Building off Henley Street, Alcester.

Summary The remains of a Roman building was found near Henley Street, Alcester, during an excavation. Roman pottery was also found at this site.
What Is It?  
Type: Building
Period: Romano-British (43 AD - 409 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Alcester
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 09 57
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

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1 Off Henley Street behind the Police Station. Roman pottery and signs of a large building. Also behind Police Station along path: two Roman coins.
2 Exact site uncertain.
3 "Further work in 1926 at the site of an old sawpit produced evidence for another stone building with fragments of wall, concrete floor, flue tiles, tesserae and painted plaster. This site is unlocated but Seaby placed it near the Meeting Lane site [EWA3101] which is not unlikely." Uncertain if this refers to this site or not (MjA).
4 Noted, references both to coins and Roman building.

Source No: 3
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Roman Alcester: Southern Extramural Area 1964-1966 Excavations (Part 1)
Author/originator: Mahany, C. (ed.)
Date: 1994
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 1
Source No: 4
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Alcester Notes
Author/originator: W A Seaby
Date: 1954
Page Number:
Source No: 2
Source Type: Descriptive Text
Title: Index of Alcester sites compiled c.1983 and typescript of a state of knowledge document for Alcester
Author/originator: Booth P M
Date: 1983
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: Roman Alcester
Source No: 1
Source Type: Map
Title: Roman Warwickshire
Author/originator: Seaby W A
Page Number: No 10
Volume/Sheet: Map and Notes
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technique excavation Archaeologists excavate sites so that they can find information and recover archaeological materials before they are destroyed by erosion, construction or changes in land-use.

Depending on how complicated and widespread the archaeological deposits are, excavation can be done by hand or with heavy machinery. Archaeologists may excavate a site in a number of ways; either by open area excavation, by digging a test pit or a trial trench.
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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 BUILDING * A structure with a roof to provide shelter from the weather for occupants or contents. Use specific type where known. back
monument STONE * Use only where stone is natural or where there is no indication of function. back
monument FLOOR * A layer of stone, brick or boards, etc, on which people tread. Use broader site type where known. back
monument FLUE * A passageway, duct or pipe use for the conveyance of heat, gasses, smoke or air. back
monument PATH * A way made for pedestrians, especially one merely made by walking (often not specially constructed). back
monument POLICE STATION * The office or headquarters of a local police force, or of a police district. back
monument SIGN * A board, wall painting or other structure displaying advice, giving information or directions back
monument WALL * An enclosing structure composed of bricks, stones or similar materials, laid in courses. Use specific type where known. back

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