Information for record number MWA7176:
Romano British Settlement at 112 Tiddington Road

Summary Further evidence for the Roman settlement at Tiddington was found during excavations. The remains of timber buildings and mid 2nd century rubbish filled pits were recorded. The site is located at 112 Tiddington Road, Stratford upon Avon.
What Is It?  
Type: Building, Settlement, Rubbish Pit, Feature
Period: Romano-British (43 AD - 409 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Stratford upon Avon
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 21 55
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

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1 Excavated features Tiddington Road show that this part of the settlement was occupied from the 2nd to the later 3rd/4th century; in line with findings on the rest of the settlement, most buildings on the settlement were of timber, there being no local source of stone.
2 Archaeological excavation of four foundation trenches for a new front portico at 112 Tiddington Road revealed a group of Romano-British pits that had been backfilled with domestic rubbish including animal bone and pottery of mid-late 2nd century date. The pits, which may have included a large sump or well that was impractical to fully excavate, probably related to a further group of rubbish filled pits examined nearby in 1991. It was clear that this area of the village was used for rubbish disposal in the mid part of the 2nd century but there was no clear evidence fro use in the later part of the Romano-British period.

Source No: 2
Source Type: Excavation Report
Title: Further Archaeological Recording at 112 Tiddington Road, Stratford-upon-Avon
Author/originator: Palmer S
Date: 2003
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 0306
Source No: 1
Source Type: Observation Report
Title: 112 Tiddington Road, Stratford-on-Avon: Archaeological Recording
Author/originator: Lines, G and Palmer, N
Date: 1991
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 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 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 RUBBISH PIT * A pit where domestic waste material is deposited. back
monument STONE * Use only where stone is natural or where there is no indication of function. back
monument FEATURE * Areas of indeterminate function. back
monument ROAD * A way between different places, used by horses, travellers on foot and vehicles. back
monument PIT * A hole or cavity in the ground, either natural or the result of excavation. Use more specific type where known. 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
monument DOMESTIC * This is the top term for the class. See DOMESTIC Class List for narrow terms. back

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