Information for record number MWA5578:
Site of Roman Settlement NW of Crimscote Fields Farm

Summary The possible site of a Roman settlement. Many fragments of Roman pottery have been found at the site, as well as a bronze spoon. The settlement is located 800m south west of Crimscote.
What Is It?  
Type: Settlement
Period: Romano-British (43 AD - 409 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Whitchurch
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 22 46
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record
Description

 
Source Number  

1 1984: Field work. Roman finds included 238 sherds of pottery. This is primarily of 1st-2nd century date. A bronze spoon found on the site may also be Roman.
3 A small farmstead is presumably indicated.
 
Sources

Source No: 1
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: List of finds from Whitchurch
Author/originator:
Date: 1985
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Source No: 2
Source Type: Plan
Title: Whitchurch
Author/originator: Ball S
Date: 1984
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Source No: 3
Source Type: Serial
Title: WMA vol 29 1986
Author/originator: Hingley R C
Date: 1986
Page Number: 56
Volume/Sheet: 29
   
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Glossary

 
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source WMA West Midlands Archaeology. This publication contains a short description for each of the sites where archaeological work has taken place in the previous year. It covers Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands and Worcestershire. Some of these descriptions include photographs, plans and drawings of the sites and/or the finds that have been discovered. The publication is produced by the Council For British Archaeology (CBA) West Midlands and is published annually. Copies are held at the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. back
technique Field work The term ‘field work’ refers to any work that is undertaken in the out-doors or, as archaeologists sometimes say, ‘in the field’. It usually involves the recovery of primary evidence by archaeologists carrying out an excavation, field survey and/or aerial survey. 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 SETTLEMENT * A small concentration of dwellings. back
monument FARMSTEAD * The homestead of a farm consisting of a farmhouse and working farm buildings, with yards, other working areas and usually a garden to the house. back
monument WELL * A shaft or pit dug in the ground over a supply of spring-water. back

* Copyright of English Heritage (1999)

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