Information for record number MWA7258:
Cropmark Enclosure

Summary An enclosure and linear features of unknown date. They are visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs. The features are situated 300m west of Fox Covert.
What Is It?  
Type: Enclosure, Linear Feature
Period: Unknown
Where Is It?  
Parish: Stoneton
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 45 53
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

2 Cropmark site shows on aerial photographs. The site consists of a square enclosure with two opposing entrances on the west and east sides, the entrance on the west is defined by parallel linear Cropmarks. A further Cropmark can also be seen to the west of the enclosure.
3 The enclosure can be clearly seen in Google Earth aerial photography to the immediate west of the sheep wash on the southern side of the hedged boundary on photographs taken 30 April 2007. The square enclosure appears to have a single, narrow, ditch. Internal divisions also appear to be evident.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Aerial Photograph
Title: SP4553
Author/originator: NCC
Date: 1990
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: SP4553A
Source No: 3
Source Type: Internet Data
Title: Google Earth Aerial and Street View
Author/originator: Google Earth
Date: 1945-present
Page Number:
Source No: 2
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: Unpublished document
Author/originator: Jones E J
Date: 1994
Page Number:
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technique Cropmark Cropmarks appear as light and dark marks in growing and ripening crops. These marks relate to differences in the soil below. For example, parched lines of grass may indicate stone walls. Crops that grow over stone features often ripen more quickly and are shorter than the surrounding crop. This is because there is less moisture in the soil where the wall lies.

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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 FOX COVERT * A small area of managed woodland, created to provide cover for foxes. back
monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument BOUNDARY * The limit to an area as defined on a map or by a marker of some form, eg. BOUNDARY WALL. Use specific type where known. back
monument FEATURE * Areas of indeterminate function. back
monument SQUARE ENCLOSURE * A square shaped area of land enclosed by a boundary ditch, bank, wall, palisade or similar barrier. Small square enclosures (with sides of less than c.20m) have been interpreted as the remains of square barrows of Iron Age date. back
monument LINEAR FEATURE * A length of straight, curved or angled earthwork or cropmark of uncertain date or function. 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 SHEEP WASH * A place used to clean the fleece of sheep before shearing. This could be a watercourse temporarily dammed in order to wash sheep. back

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