Information for record number MWA5698:
Findspot - Medieval finds, Bidford on Avon.

Summary Findspot - various finds of Medieval date, including coins and fragments of pottery, were found south of Tower Hill, Bidford on Avon.
What Is It?  
Type: Findspot
Period: Medieval (1066 AD - 1539 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Bidford on Avon
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 10 52
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

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1 Finds made in 1985 with a metal detector: Animal bell or crotal, penny of Edward III (1335-43).
2 Find made with a metal detector in 1986: Penny of Edward II (1310-14).
3 Find made with a metal detector in 1987: Rim fragment of bronze pot, long cross penny (c1248-50).
4 Finds made with a metal detector in 1987: Halfpenny of Henry III (1251-72), penny of Edward I (1299-1302).
5 Two buckles from the 16th century and a fragment of a spoon handle were found in 1988 at SP107520.

Source No: 2
Source Type: Museum Enquiry Form
Title: WMEF 607
Date: 1986
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 607
Source No: 3
Source Type: Museum Enquiry Form
Title: WMEF 791
Author/originator: WM
Date: 1987
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: E/791
Source No: 4
Source Type: Museum Enquiry Form
Title: WMEF 897
Author/originator: WM
Date: 1987
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: E/897
Source No: 1
Source Type: Museum Enquiry Form
Title: WMEF 263
Date: 1985
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 263
Source No: 5
Source Type: Museum Enquiry Form
Title: WMEF 1594
Author/originator: WM
Date: 1988
Page Number:
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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 TOWER * A tall building, either round, square or polygonal in plan, used for a variety of purposes, including defence, as a landmark, for the hanging of bells, industrial functions, etc. Use more specific type where known. back
monument FINDSPOT * The approximate location at which stray finds of artefacts were found. Index with object name. back
monument CROSS * A free-standing structure, in the form of a cross (+), symbolizing the structure on which Jesus Christ was crucified and sacred to the Christian faith. Use specific type where known. back

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