Information for record number MWA523:
Roman occupation site, Alcester.

Summary Excavation of an area to the north of Seggs Lane found evidence that the site had been occupied during the Roman period.
What Is It?  
Type: Occupation Site
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 Trial trench across development site by C Mahany revealed traces of dense occupation. Not fully investigated.
3 No further information at this time, as this excavation is not recorded in published volumes on excavations in Alcester.

Source No: 3
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Roman Alcester: Northern Extramural Area 1969-1988 excavations
Author/originator: Booth, P M & Evans, J
Date: 2001
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Source No: 1
Source Type: Verbal communication
Title: Pers. Comm.
Author/originator: Sidaway D
Date: 1978
Page Number:
Source No: 2
Source Type: Verbal communication
Title: Pers. Comm. Giles Carey
Author/originator: G Carey
Date: 2009-2014
Page Number:
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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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technique Trial Trench A small regular hole that is usually square or rectangular in shape. Archaeologists dig trial trenches to discover if there are any archaeological remains at a particular location. See also excavation. back
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 OCCUPATION SITE * A site showing some signs of occupation but evidence is insufficient to imply permanent settlement. back

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