Information for record number MWA5221:
Site of Chapel of St Dennis at Bradmore, Honington.

Summary The site of the Chapel of St Dennis at Bradmore, dating to the Medieval period. The Chapel is known from documentary evidence and from finds of Medieval pottery and other objects. It was located 170m west of Upper St Dennis Cottages.
What Is It?  
Type: Chapel
Period: Medieval - Post-Medieval (1066 AD - 1750 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Honington
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 28 42
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

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1 There was a chapelry of St Dennis at Bradmore. By 1663 the settlement was deserted (PRN 2145, PRN 5222) and the chapel alone had survived.
2 The chapel was recorded in 1540 and is mentioned in 1683 as having been converted into a cottage, and its site is still known as the chapel Field.
3 The owner of St Dennis Farm for over 60 years, states that the Field centred at SP2842 has always been known as 'chapel Meadow' and that a Farmworker ploughed up the foundations of a large building, possibly the site of the church, at approx SP2942.
4 Finds made with a metal detector in 1992: Three coins, one from the 13th century and the other two from the 14th century. Found at SP2842.
5 Strap-handle sherd, shell tempered fabric, 13th to 14th century. Strap-handle sherd, ?grass tempered fabric, 13th to 14th century. Bronze object, representing the socket from a cheese strainer or skimmer, 14th to 15th century. All found - SP2842.
6 Archaeological Fieldwalking on the site recovered a high proportion of shelly wares, suggesting the site had strong links with the south east midlands. The majority of pottery was of a range between 12th-13th centuries, although the the period up to the 15th century was represented.

Source No: 2
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Victoria County History, vol 5, Warwickshire
Author/originator: Salzman L F (ed)
Date: 1965
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 5
Source No: 5
Source Type: Museum Enquiry Form
Title: WMEF 3136
Author/originator: Wise P J
Date: 1992
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 3136
Source No: 4
Source Type: Museum Enquiry Form
Title: WMEF 2711
Author/originator: Wise P J
Date: 1992
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 2711
Source No: 3
Source Type: Record Card/Form
Title: OS Card 29NE1
Author/originator: Ordnance Survey
Date: 1967
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 29NE1
Source No: 1
Source Type: Serial
Title: TBAS vol 66
Author/originator: Beresford M W
Date: 1945
Page Number: 99
Volume/Sheet: 66
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source OS Card Ordnance Survey Record Card. Before the 1970s the Ordnance Survey (OS) were responsible for recording archaeological monuments during mapping exercises. This helped the Ordnance Survey to decide which monuments to publish on maps. During these exercises the details of the monuments were written down on record cards. Copies of some of the cards are kept at the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. The responsibility for recording archaeological monuments later passed to the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historic Monuments. back
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 WMEF Warwickshire Museum Enquiry Form. These are forms that are filled in when a person brings an object to Warwickshire Museum to be identified. Amongst the information recorded on the form are details such as a description of the object, where and when it was found, and in some cases a sketch or photographs of it. Copies of the form can be viewed at the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. back
technique Documentary Evidence Documentary evidence is another name for written records. The first written records in Britain date back to the Roman period. Documentary evidence can take many different forms, including maps, charters, letters and written accounts. When archaeologists are researching a site, they often start by looking at documentary evidence to see if there are clues that will help them understand what they might find. Documentary evidence can help archaeologists understand sites that are discovered during an excavation, field survey or aerial survey. back
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 SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument SETTLEMENT * A small concentration of dwellings. 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 CHURCH * A building used for public Christian worship. Use more specific type where known. back
monument FIELD * An area of land, often enclosed, used for cultivation or the grazing of livestock. back
monument CHAPEL * A freestanding building, or a room or recess serving as a place of Christian worship in a church or other building. Use more specific type where known. back
monument MEADOW * A piece of grassland, often near a river, permanently covered with grass which is mown for use as hay. back
monument FARM * A tract of land, often including a farmhouse and ancillary buildings, used for the purpose of cultivation and the rearing of livestock, etc. Use more specific type where known. back

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