Information for record number MWA7927:
Romano-British features at 2/3 Charlecote Rd, Wellesbourne

Summary A ditch, possible post holes and two pottery sherds dating to the Roman period were found during and excavation. It is possible that the ditch forms part of a known field system in the area. The site is located 200m north of Wellesbourne church.
What Is It?  
Type: Field System, Ditch
Period: Romano-British (43 AD - 409 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Wellesbourne
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 27 55
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 Archaeological evaluation undertaken by Warwickshire Museum. Excavation of trench 1 revealed a steep-sided, flat-bottomed gully cut into the natural. It was aligned roughly WNW-ESE. In its base were three part-circular, steep-sided, flat-bottomed cuts which may have been post-holes. This array of features may have been the foundation for a fence. The two sherds of Romano British pottery recovered from the gully's fill would appear to suggest the likely date.
2 Archaeological observation of groundworks of an extension to a house in Charlecote Road. A Romano-British ditch was identified, which will have belonged to the Iron Age/Romano-British field system known from previous Excavations at 2/3 Charlecote Road.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Evaluation Report
Title: Archaeological Evaluation at 2 and 3 Charlecote Road, Wellesbourne, Warwickshire
Author/originator: Jones C
Date: 1997
Page Number:
Source No: 2
Source Type: Observation Report
Title: Archaeological Observation, 2 Charlecote Road, Wellesbourne
Author/originator: Jones C
Date: 1999
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: Report No 9944
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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 Iron Age About 800 BC to 43 AD

The Iron Age comes after the Bronze Age and before the Roman period. It is a time when people developed the skills and knowledge to work and use iron, hence the name ‘Iron Age’ which is given to this period. Iron is a much tougher and more durable metal than bronze but it also requires more skill to make objects from it. People continued to use bronze during this period.
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period Roman About 43 AD to 409 AD (the 1st century AD to the 5th century AD)

The Roman period comes after the Iron Age and before the Saxon period.

The Roman period in Britain began in 43 AD when a Roman commander called Aulus Plautius invaded the south coast, near Kent. There were a series of skirmishes with the native Britons, who were defeated. In the months that followed, more Roman troops arrived and slowly moved westwards and northwards.
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monument HOUSE * A building for human habitation, especially a dwelling place. Use more specific type where known. back
monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument FEATURE * Areas of indeterminate function. back
monument GULLY * A deep gutter, drain or sink. back
monument CHURCH * A building used for public Christian worship. Use more specific type where known. back
monument ROAD * A way between different places, used by horses, travellers on foot and vehicles. back
monument MUSEUM * A building, group of buildings or space within a building, where objects of value such as works of art, antiquities, scientific specimens, or other artefacts are housed and displayed. back
monument FIELD SYSTEM * A group or complex of fields which appear to form a coherent whole. Use more specific type where known. back
monument TRENCH * An excavation used as a means of concealment, protection or both. 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 FENCE * A construction of wood or metal used to enclose an area of land, a building, etc. back
monument POST HOLE * A hole dug to provide a firm base for an upright post, often with stone packing. Use broader monument type where known. back

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