Information for record number MWA6406:
Saxon and Medieval settlement evidence, Manor Farm, Flecknoe

Summary During archaeological work a cobbled surface was found. The feature dated to the late Medieval or Post Medieval period. It was situated 300m east of the church at Flecknoe. Subsequent work recorded a number of boundary ditches of possible late Saxon origin.
What Is It?  
Type: Hard Standing, Boundary Ditch
Period: Early medieval - Post-medieval (801 AD - 1750 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Wolfhampcote
District: Rugby, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 51 63
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

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1 In June 1992 the Oxford Archaeological Unit carried out an archaeological evaluation of a plot adjacent to Manor Farm, Flecknoe, in advance of house construction. A cobbled surface was uncovered which appeared to date to the late Medieval period.
2 An archaeological watching brief adjacent to the evaluation of 1992 did not locate the cobbled surface which was noted in the previous evaluation. A Medieval ditch ran E-W along the southern boundary curving around to the south where it was cut by a second ditch. Pottery from the ditch was comprised of 60% St Neots ware, suggesting a late Saxon origin to at least some of these property boundary ditches.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Evaluation Report
Title: Plot adjacent to Manor Farmhouse, Flecknoe, Wolfhamcote, Warwickshire
Author/originator: Oxford Archaeological Unit
Date: 1992
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Source No: 2
Source Type: Watching Brief Report
Title: Manor Farm, Flecknoe, Warwickshire: Archaeological Watching Brief
Author/originator: Parkinson A
Date: 1994
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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 HOUSE * A building for human habitation, especially a dwelling place. Use more specific type where known. back
monument MANOR FARM * A farm on the estate of a manor. back
monument BOUNDARY * The limit to an area as defined on a map or by a marker of some form, eg. BOUNDARY WALL. Use specific type where known. back
monument FEATURE * Areas of indeterminate function. back
monument FARMHOUSE * The main dwelling-house of a farm, it can be either detached from or attached to the working buildings. back
monument CHURCH * A building used for public Christian worship. Use more specific type where known. back
monument BOUNDARY DITCH * A ditch that indicates the limit of an area or a piece of land. back
monument MANOR * An area of land consisting of the lord's demesne and of lands from whose holders he may exact certain fees, etc. back
monument DITCH * A long and narrow hollow or trench dug in the ground, often used to carry water though it may be dry for much of the year. back
monument HARD STANDING * A purpose-built area of hard material of indeterminate use. back

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