Information for record number MWA723:
Quarry 300m N of Chestnuts Farm, Priors Marston.

Summary The site of two possible claypits or fishponds of uncertain date. They are situated 300m southeast of the church at Priors Marston.
What Is It?  
Type: Quarry, Fishpond, Clay Pit
Period: Unknown
Where Is It?  
Parish: Priors Marston
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 49 57
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 Two pools on Walnut Hill are usually shown as fishponds, but these look more like flooded stone pits.
2 Walnut Hill is around this Grid Ref, watering and pits are given as land use for one of the adjoining fields.
3 The pools are situated on steeply sloping ground. There is a connecting ditch between them and the brook runs down the hill from the lower one. The soil is clayey and the pools are possibly clay pits.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Correspondence
Title: Priors Marston
Author/originator: Usher H
Date: 1977
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Source No: 2
Source Type: Map
Title: Tithe Map
Date: 1848
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: Tithe Appointment
Source No: 3
Source Type: Record Card/Form
Title: SMR card : text
Author/originator: JMG
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source SMR Card Sites and Monuments Record Card. The Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record began to be developed during the 1970s. The details of individual archaeological sites and findspots were written on record cards. These record cards were used until the 1990s, when their details were entered on to a computerised system. The record cards are still kept at the office of the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. back
monument POOL * A small body of water, either natural or artificial. back
monument CLAY PIT * A place from which clay is extracted. back
monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument FISHPOND * A pond used for the rearing, breeding, sorting and storing of fish. back
monument STONE * Use only where stone is natural or where there is no indication of function. 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 FIELD * An area of land, often enclosed, used for cultivation or the grazing of livestock. 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 QUARRY * An excavation from which stone for building and other functions, is obtained by cutting, blasting, etc. back

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