Information for record number MWA8659:
Brodan Stret (the broad road), Wootton Wawen

Summary The route of a road dating to the Early Medieval and Medieval periods. It may have originated as one of a series of drove roads linking Arden and Feldon. It is located south of Outhill and heads towards Wootton Wawen.
What Is It?  
Type: Road, Drove Road
Period: Early medieval - medieval (801 AD - 1539 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Morton Bagot
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 12 64
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 Road running NW/SE towards Wootton Wawen. Mentioned as the 'brodan stret' or broad Road in a charter dated AD 709 (but probably spurious). One of a series of such routes which may have originated as droveways linking Arden and Feldon. It may originally have continued SE to Pennyford in Wootton Wawen before being deflected to the east towards the newly established minster in Wootton Wawen parish after the 9th century.
2 Map showing route.

Source No: 2
Source Type: Map
Title: Historic Landscape Assessment Routeway Maps
Author/originator: Hooke D
Date: 1999
Page Number:
Source No: 1
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: Historic Landscape Assessment
Author/originator: Hooke D
Date: 1999
Page Number:
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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 DROVE ROAD * A road or track specifically used by drovers or herders to drive their animals to market. back
monument MINSTER * A complex of buildings, often within an enclosure, housing a pre-Benedictine Reform secular religious community. Now commonly used to describe the main church within such a complex, which over time attained higher status. back
monument ROAD * A way between different places, used by horses, travellers on foot and vehicles. back

* Copyright of English Heritage (1999)

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