Information for record number MWA873:
Migration period burial, Clopton

Summary The remains of an Anglo Saxon burial, dating to the Migration period, was found 600m south east of Clopton. The burial included a small number of bones and a brooch. It is not known whether it was a cremation or an inhumation. At Stratford-upon-Avon, a fifth century bronze penannular brooch was found after these by a Mr Wellstood.
What Is It?  
Type: Burial
Period: Migration (410 AD - 800 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Stratford upon Avon
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 20 55
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

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1 A bronze pennanular brooch of about 5th century, found at Stratford on Avon. In a paper by Reginald Smith it was stated that it was found in August last year (1914) during excavations for a new water main, about 1.2m below the surface; no other objects except a few bones, which were not preserved, were found with it. It is not known whether this was a cremation or inhumation. The brooch was in excellent preservation with slight signs of wear.
2 The brooch is now in New Place Museum.
3 Grid reference SP2055 is given.
4 The Ordnance Survey record this find as marginal. The source of the grid reference in reference
3 is uncertain.
5 OS Card missing 13/12/96.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Pproceedings of the Soiciety of Antiquaries of London
Author/originator: Smith R
Date: 1914
Page Number: 95-9
Volume/Sheet: 2
Source No: 2
Source Type: Record Card/Form
Title: OS Card 25NE6
Author/originator: Ordnance Survey
Date: 1968
Page Number:
Source No: 3
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: Stratford Upon Avon
Author/originator: Slater T and Wilson C
Date: 1977
Page Number: 23, 51
Source No: 5
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: Unpublished document
Author/originator: Jones E J
Date: 1996
Page Number:
Source No: 4
Source Type: Verbal communication
Title: R.C. Hingley personal comments
Author/originator: R C Hingley
Page Number:
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source OS Card Ordnance Survey Record Card. Before the 1970s the Ordnance Survey (OS) were responsible for recording archaeological monuments during mapping exercises. This helped the Ordnance Survey to decide which monuments to publish on maps. During these exercises the details of the monuments were written down on record cards. Copies of some of the cards are kept at the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. The responsibility for recording archaeological monuments later passed to the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historic Monuments. back
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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monument CREMATION * A funeral rite in which the human body is burnt, usually on a pyre, leaving fragmentary charred or completely combusted remains. Often found buried, occasionally in a container associated with grave goods. back
monument INHUMATION * An interment of unburnt, articulated human remains. Use specific type where known. back
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monument BURIAL * An interment of human or animal remains. Use specific type where known. If component use with wider site type. Use FUNERARY SITE for optimum retrieval in searches. back
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