Information for record number MWA7221:
Iron Age site at Hampton Lucy

Summary Two ditches and a circular pit, dating to the Iron Age, were discovered during an archaeological excavation. Fragments of coarse pottery and charred grain were also found. The site is located 400m north west of the church, Hampton Lucy.
What Is It?  
Type: Ditch, Pit
Period: Iron Age (800 BC - 42 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Hampton Lucy
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 25 57
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 An excavation and watching brief was carried out by BUFAU during the laying of a pipeline. The gravel of the trial trench was cut by two ditches and a circular pit. Coarse pottery fragments and charred grain from the pit suggest high archaeological potential.
2 Details of above excavations.
3 The findings of the above excavation was interpreted as being a small Iron Age settlement enclosure.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: An Archaeological Excavation and Watching Brief at Hampton Lucy, Warwicks
Author/originator: Hughes, G
Date: 1992
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Source No: 3
Source Type: Excavation Report
Title: An Archaeological Excavation and Watching Brief at Hampton Lucy, Warwickshire
Author/originator: Hughes G
Date: 1993
Page Number:
Source No: 2
Source Type: Serial
Title: TBAS vol 99
Author/originator: Hughes G
Date: 1995
Page Number: 118-121
Volume/Sheet: 99
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source TBAS Transactions of the Birmingham and Warwickshire Archaeological Society is a journal produced by the society annually. It contains articles about archaeological field work that has taken place in Birmingham and Warwickshire in previous years. Copies of the journal are kept by the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. back
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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technique Trial Trench A small regular hole that is usually square or rectangular in shape. Archaeologists dig trial trenches to discover if there are any archaeological remains at a particular location. See also excavation. back
period Iron Age About 800 BC to 43 AD

The Iron Age comes after the Bronze Age and before the Roman period. It is a time when people developed the skills and knowledge to work and use iron, hence the name ‘Iron Age’ which is given to this period. Iron is a much tougher and more durable metal than bronze but it also requires more skill to make objects from it. People continued to use bronze during this period.
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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 CHURCH * A building used for public Christian worship. Use more specific type where known. 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 ENCLOSURE * An area of land enclosed by a boundary ditch, bank, wall, palisade or other similar barrier. Use specific type where known. back
monument DITCH * A long and narrow hollow or trench dug in the ground, often used to carry water though it may be dry for much of the year. back
monument PIPELINE * A conduit or pipes, used primarily for conveying petroleum from oil wells to a refinery, or for supplying water to a town or district, etc. back

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