Information for record number MWA7589:
Medieval buildings, Eagle Lane Development Site

Summary The site of a settlement dating to the Medieval and Post Medieval period which is known from historical and archaeological investigations. It is located at Eagle Lane, Kenilworth.
What Is It?  
Type: Settlement, Jettied Building
Period: Medieval (1066 AD - 1539 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Kenilworth
District: Warwick, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 28 71
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

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1 Examination of published historical and archaeological data established that the proposed development at Eagle Lane lies within the area of Kenilworth which was part of the borough founded in the first half of the 12th century.
2 After evaluation the site was subject to salvage excavation and a limited watching brief. This recorded substantial medieval structures, mainly within the footprint of nos 60-64 Warwick Road. Substantial foundations indicated a building more than one storey high. This plot of land lies within an area where a messuage (dwelling and associated land) had stood along the frontage of Warwick Road (first recorded in 1581).

Source No: 1
Source Type: Desk Top Study
Title: Eagle Lane Development Site, Kenilworth. Archaeological Desk Top Study
Author/originator: Field N & Frost J
Date: 1996
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Source No: 2
Source Type: Excavation Report
Title: Eagle Lane, Kenilworth: Archaeological Excavation and Watching Brief
Author/originator: Sturgess, J and Thomas, J
Date: 1997
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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 SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument SETTLEMENT * A small concentration of dwellings. 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 FOOTPRINT * An impression made in soft ground by a passing animal or human. The soft ground may have subsequently hardened. back
monument DWELLING * Places of residence. back
monument JETTIED BUILDING * A building where the upper storeys rest on projecting floor joists and so create the effect of an overhang. back
monument ROAD * A way between different places, used by horses, travellers on foot and vehicles. back
monument STRUCTURE * A construction of unknown function, either extant or implied by archaeological evidence. If known, use more specific type. back
monument MESSUAGE * A dwelling-house with outbuildings and land assigned to its use. back

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