Information for record number MWA7542:
Remains of Med settlement, E of Harbury Lane

Summary Archaeological investigation revealed the remains of buildings and ridge and furrow dating to the Medieval period. The site is located 500m south of the church, Ufton.
What Is It?  
Type: Building, Ridge And Furrow, Linear Feature, Ditch
Period: Medieval (1066 AD - 1539 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Ufton
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 37 61
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 Cotswold Archaeological Trust (CAT) was commissioned to undertake an archaeological evaluation on land to the E of Harbury Lane, Ufton. The evaluation indicated that Medieval and Post Medieval deposits, comprising wall footings, demolition debris, a linear ditch and extant ridge and furrow, survive across the study area.
2 Excavations were carried out in November-December 1996 and May 1997 on the same site. The site covered parts of two later Medieval plots within the village on the east side of the main north-south street. The earliest Medieval occupation dated to the 12th century and consisted of a number of enclosure ditches, probably associated with a timber building c8-10m long, marked by a line of postholes. The area was rearranged, probably in the 13th century, and a house with stone footings was built at right angles to Harbury Lane, probably with an outbuilding to its south. The site remained in occupation until the early 15th century.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Land East of Harbury Lane, Ufton: Archaeological Evaluation
Author/originator: Bateman, Clifford
Date: 1996
Page Number:
Source No: 2
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: MSRG Annual Report
Date: 1997
Page Number: 37
Volume/Sheet: 1997
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source MSRG The annual report of the Moated Site Research Group, containing reports about field survey and excavation of sites throughout Britain. Copies are held at 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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period Medieval 1066 AD to 1539 AD (the 11th century AD to the 16th century AD)

The medieval period comes after the Saxon period and before the post medieval period.

The Medieval period begins in 1066 AD.
This was the year that the Normans, led by William the Conqueror (1066 – 1087), invaded England and defeated Harold Godwinson at the Battle of Hastings in East Sussex.
The Medieval period includes the first half of the Tudor period (1485 – 1603 AD), when the Tudor family reigned in England and eventually in Scotland too.

The end of the Medieval period is marked by Henry VIII’s (1509 – 1547) order for the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the years running up to 1539 AD. The whole of this period is sometimes called the Middle Ages.
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period Post Medieval About 1540 AD to 1750 AD (the 16th century AD to the 18th century AD)

The Post Medieval period comes after the medieval period and before the Imperial period.

This period covers the second half of the reign of the Tudors (1485 – 1603), the reign of the Stuarts (1603 – 1702) and the beginning of the reign of the Hannoverians (1714 – 1836).
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monument HOUSE * A building for human habitation, especially a dwelling place. Use more specific type where known. back
monument VILLAGE * A collection of dwelling-houses and other buildings, usually larger than a hamlet but smaller than a town with a simpler organisation and administration than the latter. back
monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument BUILDING * A structure with a roof to provide shelter from the weather for occupants or contents. Use specific type where known. back
monument DEMOLITION DEBRIS * Debris derived from the demolition of buildings or other structures. If unsure of whether debris is resulting from construction or demolition, index with both terms. back
monument RIDGE AND FURROW * A series of long, raised ridges separated by ditches used to prepare the ground for arable cultivation. This was a technique, characteristic of the medieval period. 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 LINEAR FEATURE * A length of straight, curved or angled earthwork or cropmark of uncertain date or function. back
monument OUTBUILDING * A detached subordinate building. Use specific type where known, eg. DAIRY. 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 WALL * An enclosing structure composed of bricks, stones or similar materials, laid in courses. Use specific type where known. back

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