Information for record number MWA6732:
Possible enclosure 200M NW Salford Hall, Abbot's Salford

Summary A linear feature and a rectangular enclosure, both undated, are visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs. They are located 350m west of Abbot's Salford.
What Is It?  
Type: Enclosure, Rectangular Enclosure, Linear Feature
Period: Unknown
Where Is It?  
Parish: Salford Priors
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 06 50
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
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Source Number  

1 The aerial photographs (e.g. SP0650/17) available to the English Heritage National Mapping Project show crop marks that are probably of geological origin but none that support the Summary for this record.
2 Two photographs which cover this area have been located, both taken by Warwickshire Museum in 1990. No feature can be identified that matches with the plot on the GIS overlay. Geological features extend across this area; this feature must therefore be considered unlikely to be of archaeological origin, if visible at all.
3 Not noted on these aerial photographs; see

Source No: 3
Source Type: Aerial Photograph
Title: SP0650
Date: 14/09/89
Page Number: 113
Volume/Sheet: SP0650
Source No: 1
Source Type: Verbal communication
Title: Personal Comment by Laurence Chadd
Author/originator: Laurence Chadd
Page Number:
Source No: 2
Source Type: Verbal communication
Title: Pers. Comm. Giles Carey
Author/originator: G Carey
Date: 2009-2014
Page Number:
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technique Cropmark Cropmarks appear as light and dark marks in growing and ripening crops. These marks relate to differences in the soil below. For example, parched lines of grass may indicate stone walls. Crops that grow over stone features often ripen more quickly and are shorter than the surrounding crop. This is because there is less moisture in the soil where the wall lies.

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technique Aerial Photograph Aerial photographs are taken during an aerial survey, which involves looking at the ground from above. It is usually easier to see cropmarks and earthworks when they are viewed from above. Aerial photographs help archaeologists to record what they see and to identify new sites. There are two kinds of aerial photographs; oblique and vertical. back
monument FEATURE * Areas of indeterminate function. back
monument RECTANGULAR ENCLOSURE * A rectangular shaped area of land enclosed by a boundary ditch, bank, wall, palisade or similar barrier. back
monument LINEAR FEATURE * A length of straight, curved or angled earthwork or cropmark of uncertain date or function. 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 ENCLOSURE * An area of land enclosed by a boundary ditch, bank, wall, palisade or other similar barrier. Use specific type where known. back

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