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Findspot - Migration period finds

Summary Findspot - various finds, including a buckle and a sceatta, all dating to the Migration period, were found 100m north west of The Cherrytrees Public House.
What Is It?  
Type: Findspot
Period: Migration (410 AD - 800 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Alcester
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 10 57
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 Find made with a metal detector in 1984: Decorative belt or buckle plate with inlaid red glass lozenges. The decoration (schematic animal design) dates this to the early 6th century. This type is common in Kent but rare in the West Midlands; probably a local copy of a Kentish pattern.
2 Find made with a metal detector in 1984: An Anglo Saxon sceat of porcupine type 8th century.
3 The 'porcupine' sceatta was actually discovered by Bob Laight and is of the VICO or VOIC type.
4 The brooch has been donated to Warwick Museum.
5 Noted.

Source No: 5
Source Type: Article in serial
Title: Medieval Archaeology: Medieval Britain and Ireland in 1986
Author/originator: S M Youngs, J Clark and T B Barry
Date: 1987
Page Number: 110-191
Volume/Sheet: 31
Source No: 3
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: WMA
Author/originator: WAS
Date: 1986
Page Number: 50
Volume/Sheet: 29
Source No: 1
Source Type: Museum Enquiry Form
Title: WMEF 2576
Date: 1984
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 2576
Source No: 2
Source Type: Museum Enquiry Form
Title: WMEF 2576
Date: 1984
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 2576
Source No: 4
Source Type: Record Card/Form
Author/originator: WM
Page Number: A2
Volume/Sheet: Accession Card
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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
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
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 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 PUBLIC HOUSE * The public house was a 19th century development, distinctive from the earlier BEER HOUSE by its decorative treatment and fittings. back

* Copyright of English Heritage (1999)

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