Information for record number MWA7282:
Site of an 18th Century Gravel Pit

Summary The site of a pit from which gravel was extracted in the Imperial period. There is documentary and aerial photographic evidence for its use and size. It was situated 200m south west of Barford Bridge.
What Is It?  
Type: Gravel Pit
Period: Imperial - Industrial (1751 AD - 1913 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Barford
District: Warwick, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 26 60
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 In 1760 the north east corner of a field called The Park was made into a public gravel pit. In 1850 gravel pit Acre (see ref 3) was conveyed to the owner of the surrounding land, the pit being described as 'long since exhausted'.
2 The gravel pit is shown on the Barford Inclosure Map of 1760.
3 On a map of c.1850 it is marked as gravel pit Acre.
4 The limits of the pit are visible on AP.

Source No: 4
Source Type: Aerial Photograph
Title: SP2660
Author/originator: Pickering J
Date: 1984
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: SP2660-AH
Source No: 1
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: A429 Bypass Survey
Author/originator: Palmer N J
Date: 1994
Page Number:
Source No: 3
Source Type: Map
Title: Map 1850
Date: 1850
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: CR 737-57
Source No: 2
Source Type: Map
Title: Map 1760
Date: 1760
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: CR 186-M18
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period Imperial 1751 AD to 1914 AD (end of the 18th century AD to the beginning of the 20th century AD)

This period comes after the Post Medieval period and before the modern period and starts with beginning of the Industrial Revolution in 1750. It includes the second part of the Hannoverian period (1714 – 1836) and the Victorian period (1837 – 1901). The Imperial period ends with the start of the First World War in 1914.
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monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument PARK * An enclosed piece of land, generally large in area, used for hunting, the cultivation of trees, for grazing sheep and cattle or visual enjoyment. Use more specific type where known. back
monument INDUSTRIAL * This is the top term for the class. See INDUSTRIAL Class List for narrow terms. 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 BRIDGE * A structure of wood, stone, iron, brick or concrete, etc, with one or more intervals under it to span a river or other space. Use specific type where known. back
monument GRAVEL PIT * A steep-sided pit formed by, and for, the extraction of gravel. back

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