Information for record number MWA7189:
Earthworks Visible on AP at the Dingles

Summary The site of earthworks, particularly of a possible hollow way leading to a ford. They are of unknown date and are visible on aerial photographs. The site is situated 1km north of Hill Wootton.
What Is It?  
Type: Archaeological Feature, Hollow Way
Period: Unknown
Where Is It?  
Parish: Leek Wootton and Guys Cliffe
District: Warwick, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 30 69
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 Aerial Photographs.
2 Visible on Aerial Photographs and on the ground. Possible hollow way leading to a ford.
3 Low level photos taken as part of the A432 Improvements Survey of 1994.
4 The photographs are visible on c.2009 Aerial Photographs.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Aerial Photograph
Title: F22582952
Author/originator: RAF
Date: 1959
Page Number:
Source No: 4
Source Type: Aerial Photograph
Title: Microsoft Live Search maps (
Author/originator: Microsoft
Page Number:
Source No: 3
Source Type: Photograph
Title: Earthworks at the Dingles
Date: 1994
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 2/15-16, 2/19-20
Source No: 2
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: Unpublished document
Author/originator: Jones E J
Date: 1994
Page Number:
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Word or Phrase
technique Earthwork Earthworks can take the form of banks, ditches and mounds. They are usually created for a specific purpose. A bank, for example, might be the remains of a boundary between two or more fields. Some earthworks may be all that remains of a collapsed building, for example, the grassed-over remains of building foundations.

In the winter, when the sun is lower in the sky than during the other seasons, earthworks have larger shadows. From the air, archaeologists are able to see the patterns of the earthworks more easily. Earthworks can sometimes be confusing when viewed at ground level, but from above, the general plan is much clearer.

Archaeologists often carry out an aerial survey or an earthwork survey to help them understand the lumps and bumps they can see on the ground.
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 SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument ARCHAEOLOGICAL FEATURE * Use only for features assumed to be archaeological but which cannot be identified more precisely without further investigation .Use more specific term where known back
monument EARTHWORK * A bank or mound of earth used as a rampart or fortification. back
monument FORD * A shallow place in a river or other stretch of water, where people, animals and vehicles may cross. back
monument HOLLOW WAY * A way, path or road through a cutting. back

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