Information for record number MWA6785:
Cropmark Complex 500m SW of Snowford Bridge

Summary Several linear features and rectangular enclosures which are of unknown date appear as cropmarks on aerial photographs. They are situated 500m south west of Snowford Bridge.
What Is It?  
Type: Enclosure, Rectangular Enclosure, Linear Feature, Double Ditched Enclosure, Rectangular Enclosure
Period: Unknown
Where Is It?  
Parish: Long Itchington
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 39 65
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
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Source Number  

3 A complex of cropmark features has been identified from air photographs. This comprises a small square cropmark enclosure, part of a possible double-ditched rectangular enclosure and several linear features.

Source No: 2
Source Type: Aerial Photograph
Title: SP0859
Author/originator: Hodgson J C
Date: 1990
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: SP0859 AT, AX-AZ, BA
Source No: 1
Source Type: Aerial Photograph
Title: SP1158
Author/originator: Palmer N J
Date: 1990
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: SP1158 A, B
Source No: 3
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: Unpublished Document
Author/originator: Hodgson J C
Date: 1993
Page Number:
Rectangular enclosures and linear features in Long Itchington
Copyright: Warwickshire County Council
Date: 1990
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Word or Phrase
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 DOUBLE DITCHED ENCLOSURE * An area of land enclosed by two parallel ditches. Use with specific shaped enclosure where known. 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 BRIDGE * A structure of wood, stone, iron, brick or concrete, etc, with one or more intervals under it to span a river or other space. Use specific type where known. 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
monument SQUARE * An open space or area, usually square in plan, in a town or city, enclosed by residential and/or commercial buildings, frequently containing a garden or laid out with trees. back

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