Information for record number MWA7125:
Roman Features at 21 - 23 Icknield Street

Summary The site of a Roman settlement, including evidence of timber buildings, was found during an excavation. The site was located in Icknield Street, Bidford on Avon.
What Is It?  
Type: Building
Period: Romano-British (43 AD - 409 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Bidford on Avon
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 10 51
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

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1 Evidence from the evaluation trenches shows that the central and eastern parts of the site contain evidence of an extensive Romano British settlement which appears to be well preserved. Features revealed include 4th century timber buildings which probably overlaid earlier ocuupation of 1st century and 2nd century date.
2 Archaeological observation on the site revealed no Features belonging to the Romano British settlement.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Evaluation Report
Title: 21 and 23 Icknield Street, Bidford-on-Avon
Author/originator: Palmer S
Date: 1991
Page Number:
Source No: 2
Source Type: Observation Report
Title: Archaeological Observation at 21 and 23 Icknield Street, Bidford on Avon, Warwickshire
Author/originator: Gethin, B
Date: 1994
Page Number:
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technique excavation Archaeologists excavate sites so that they can find information and recover archaeological materials before they are destroyed by erosion, construction or changes in land-use.

Depending on how complicated and widespread the archaeological deposits are, excavation can be done by hand or with heavy machinery. Archaeologists may excavate a site in a number of ways; either by open area excavation, by digging a test pit or a trial trench.
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period Roman About 43 AD to 409 AD (the 1st century AD to the 5th century AD)

The Roman period comes after the Iron Age and before the Saxon period.

The Roman period in Britain began in 43 AD when a Roman commander called Aulus Plautius invaded the south coast, near Kent. There were a series of skirmishes with the native Britons, who were defeated. In the months that followed, more Roman troops arrived and slowly moved westwards and northwards.
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monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument SETTLEMENT * A small concentration of dwellings. 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 FEATURE * Areas of indeterminate function. back
monument WELL * A shaft or pit dug in the ground over a supply of spring-water. back
monument TRENCH * An excavation used as a means of concealment, protection or both. back

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