Information for record number MWA8374:
Medieval settlement revealed by fieldwalking survey

Summary The site of a shrunken village is suggested by pottery scatters dating to the Medieval period. The site is situated 200m south of Manor House Farm, Dordon.
What Is It?  
Type: Shrunken Village
Period: Medieval (1066 AD - 1539 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Dordon
District: North Warwickshire, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SK 27 00
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

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1 A fieldwalking survey was undertaken of three arable fields within the area of the proposed opencast coal site at Dordon. A large scatter of Medieval pottery dating from the 12th century to the 13th century was recovered, probably relating to settlement in the area. The greatest concentration came from the northernmost field, field 16, in which activity appears to have occurred between the 12th century and the 16th century. settlement here may have been comprised of domestic or agricultural buildings ancillary to Dordon Hall, the existing 16th century building which may have had a Medieval precursor. The proximity of a holloway of likely Medieval origin (WA 4375) supports the idea of a manorial settlement extending from Dordon Hall.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Evaluation Report
Title: Fieldwalking Survey on the Orchard Opencast Coal Site, Dordon
Author/originator: Gossip, J
Date: 1997
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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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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 MANOR HOUSE * The principal house of a manor or village. back
monument SHRUNKEN VILLAGE * A settlement where previous house sites are now unoccupied, but often visible as earthworks, crop or soil marks. back
monument AGRICULTURAL BUILDING * A building used for an agricultural and/or subsistence purpose. 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 ORCHARD * An enclosure used for the cultivation of fruit trees. back
monument FARM * A tract of land, often including a farmhouse and ancillary buildings, used for the purpose of cultivation and the rearing of livestock, etc. Use more specific type where known. back
monument DOMESTIC * This is the top term for the class. See DOMESTIC Class List for narrow terms. back

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