Information for record number MWA482:
Roman building, Alcester.

Summary The site of a Roman building which was found during an excavation. Roman pottery and a brooch were also found on this site in Evesham Street, Alcester.
What Is It?  
Type: Building, Findspot
Period: Romano-British (43 AD - 409 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Alcester
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 08 57
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 A trench was dug in Evesham Street about 2.4m to 3m square. This revealed two stone walls running approximately E-W of which the N one was apparently the later and had been altered. No floor deposits were visible. Roman pottery and one brooch found. Museum site code AL17. *Not in WMANS 21 (can't find in later ones either). Work was carried out in 1975 by GE Saville according to the archive.
2 Included in Alcester sites list.
3 site written up by Steve Cracknell, Roman Pottery by Rowan Ferguson. 706 pottery sherds were found in the excavations which were carried out in 1975 and 1976 by Alcester and District Local History Society, directed by G E Saville. A detailed stratigraphy of the site from the archive was not possible but two phases of Roman occupation were discernible.
4 A segment of walling, on the same alignment as this building, was recorded during evaluation on an adjacent site, at Acorn House. It consisted of up to 2 courses of Arden sandstone, some of which bore traces of a sandy reddish mortar.

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: 4
Source Type: Evaluation Report
Title: Acorn House, Evesham Street, Alcester, Warwickshire, Archaeological Evaluation
Author/originator: Gethin B & Palmer S
Date: 2013
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 1308
Source No: 3
Source Type: Serial
Title: TBAS vol 94 (1985-6)
Author/originator: Hooke, D (ed)
Date: 1989
Page Number: 107-122
Volume/Sheet: 94
Source No: 1
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: WMANS no 21?
Author/originator: Booth P M
Date: 1978
Page Number:
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source TBAS Transactions of the Birmingham and Warwickshire Archaeological Society is a journal produced by the society annually. It contains articles about archaeological field work that has taken place in Birmingham and Warwickshire in previous years. Copies of the journal are kept by the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. back
source WMANS West Midlands Archaeological News Sheet, a publication that was produced each year, this later became West Midlands Archaeology. The West Midlands Arcaheological News Sheet contains reports about archaeological work that was carried out in the West Midlands region in the previous year. It includes information about sites dating from the Prehistoric to the Post Medieval periods. It was produced the Department of Extramural Studies at Birmingham University. Copies are held at the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. back
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 HOUSE * A building for human habitation, especially a dwelling place. Use more specific type where known. back
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 FINDSPOT * The approximate location at which stray finds of artefacts were found. Index with object name. back
monument MUSEUM * A building, group of buildings or space within a building, where objects of value such as works of art, antiquities, scientific specimens, or other artefacts are housed and displayed. back
monument TRENCH * An excavation used as a means of concealment, protection or both. back
monument SQUARE * An open space or area, usually square in plan, in a town or city, enclosed by residential and/or commercial buildings, frequently containing a garden or laid out with trees. 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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