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Pottery sherds from trial trenching at the Blue Boar Inn, Mancetter

Summary Findspot - two sherds of Roman pottery were found during an excavation near the Blue Boar Inn, Mancetter.
What Is It?  
Type: Findspot
Period: Romano-British (43 AD - 409 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Mancetter
District: North Warwickshire, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 32 97
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
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Source Number  

1 An archaeological evaluation on behalf of Hilton Technical Services was carried out at the Blue Boar Inn, Mancetter, prior to a proposed extension of the restaurant during late June, 1997. The possibility of encountering Roman deposits in the area of proposed development was potentially high due to the site's close proximity to Watling Street to the N and the Roman settlement and fortress to the S. Two trenches were excavated but nothing of archaeological significance was discovered. Three post-hole features encountered in trench 2 were dated to the 20th century. Two residual sherds of Romano-British coarseware were recovered from one of the excavated areas.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Archaeological Evaluation of Land at the Blue Boar Inn, Mancetter, North Warwickshire
Author/originator: Wilson M D & Smith D 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 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 INN * A public house for the lodging and entertainment of travellers, etc. back
monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument FORTRESS * A major fortified place, often a town, capable of containing a large force. If Roman use LEGIONARY FORTRESS. back
monument SETTLEMENT * A small concentration of dwellings. back
monument FEATURE * Areas of indeterminate function. back
monument FINDSPOT * The approximate location at which stray finds of artefacts were found. Index with object name. back
monument TRENCH * An excavation used as a means of concealment, protection or both. back
monument RESTAURANT * A place where refreshments or meals may be obtained. back

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