Information for record number MWA601:
Site of Medieval House and Well 200m S of Moor Hall, Bidford on Avon

Summary The site of a house and well dating from the Medieval/Post Medieval period. Building material and pottery have been found at the site, which is situated a 100m north of Broom.
What Is It?  
Type: House, Well
Period: Medieval - Post-Medieval (1066 AD - 1750 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Bidford on Avon
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 08 53
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

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1 Remains of early masonry and a well found in 1908 while digging for gravel. Roughly-faced wall of coursed oolite slabs 1m long, 0.3m high and 0.4m deep, with a return at an obtuse angle at E end - possibly forming part of a small uncovered chamber. Fragments of coarse 15th - 16th century pottery. About 3.7m SE was a circular well, 5.4m deep, 0.7m internal diameter. This contained pottery, worked stone and animal bones. The function of the building and well are uncertain. The site is about 400 yards (394m) N of the village of Broom and 400 yds S of Moor Hall. It is described as being on an ancient river bank.
2 The exact location of the building is uncertain, but it must be approximately in the area of the above grid reference. The account of its location given in reference
1 is difficult to relate to the topography of the area.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Serial
Title: TBAS vol 34
Date: 1908
Page Number: 81-8
Volume/Sheet: 34
Source No: 2
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: Unpublished document
Author/originator: Paxton A J
Date: 1988
Page Number:
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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
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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period Post Medieval About 1540 AD to 1750 AD (the 16th century AD to the 18th century AD)

The Post Medieval period comes after the medieval period and before the Imperial period.

This period covers the second half of the reign of the Tudors (1485 – 1603), the reign of the Stuarts (1603 – 1702) and the beginning of the reign of the Hannoverians (1714 – 1836).
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monument YARD * A paved area, generally found at the back of a house. back
monument HOUSE * A building for human habitation, especially a dwelling place. Use more specific type where known. back
monument VILLAGE * A collection of dwelling-houses and other buildings, usually larger than a hamlet but smaller than a town with a simpler organisation and administration than the latter. back
monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. 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 STONE * Use only where stone is natural or where there is no indication of function. back
monument WELL * A shaft or pit dug in the ground over a supply of spring-water. back
monument WALL * An enclosing structure composed of bricks, stones or similar materials, laid in courses. Use specific type where known. back

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