Information for record number MWA8759:
Cutlin Mill Cottage, Atherstone on Stour

Summary Cutlin Mill Cottage, the remaining structure from a vanished Mill. The Mill was demolished before 1752. The cottage is located 200m south east of the church at Atherstone on Stour. The cottage appears to have been largely destroyed by a fire in 2011.
What Is It?  
Type: Building, House
Period: Post-medieval (1540 AD - 1750 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Atherstone on Stour
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 20 50
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 The cottage was surveyed prior to the relocation of the building. On stylistic grounds, it is not likely to be earlier than the late 16th century and it is more probably of 17th century date. The report includes elevation drawings, plans and photographs.
2 In 2002 foundation trenches were dug in the garden with the view of moving the building back from the road. An archaeological observation was carried out but only revealed 19th/20th century pottery in the top soil. No structural remains of the former mill or any other buildings were found. The soil in the area was particularly dark, attributed to the 19th century practice of putting soot on vegetable gardens to allow the soil to warm up more quickly in spring. It is noted that the cottage appears to have been designed primarily for storage, later being converted for use as a dwelling then into two cottages and finally back into one. The cottage consists of two bays with internal, re-used, timber partitioning and lath and plaster partitioning. Oringinally the two floors would have been open throughout. The northen end has a brick built outshoot containing a bread oven and a copper. The southern gable has been completely rebuilt in brick, probably in he 19th century when the cottage was subdivided. It is marked on an estate map of 1811.
3 As of early 2011 the building does not appear to have moved from it’s original location, it appears to be deserted and in poor condition.
4 The building appears to have burnt down and is now largely destroyed.

Source No: 3
Source Type: Aerial Photograph
Author/originator: Google
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Source No: 1
Source Type: Building Survey
Title: Cutlin Mill Cottage, Atherstone on Stour
Author/originator: Bob Meeson
Date: 1998
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Source No: 2
Source Type: Observation Report
Title: Archaeological Observation at Cutlin Mill Cottage, Atherstone on Stour
Author/originator: Coutts C
Date: 2002
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: Report No: 0242
Source No: 4
Source Type: Verbal communication
Title: Pers. Comm. Jonathan Parkhouse
Author/originator: Parkhouse, J
Date: 2011
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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 HOUSE * A building for human habitation, especially a dwelling place. Use more specific type where known. back
monument OVEN * A brick, stone or iron receptacle for baking bread or other food in. 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 FLOOR * A layer of stone, brick or boards, etc, on which people tread. Use broader site type where known. back
monument MILL * A factory used for processing raw materials. Use more specific mill type where known. See also TEXTILE MILL, for more narrow terms. back
monument DWELLING * Places of residence. 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 TRENCH * An excavation used as a means of concealment, protection or both. back
monument GARDEN * An enclosed piece of ground devoted to the cultivation of flowers, fruit or vegetables and/or recreational purposes. Use more specific type where known. back
monument STRUCTURE * A construction of unknown function, either extant or implied by archaeological evidence. If known, use more specific type. back
monument SPRING * A point where water issues naturally from the rock or soil onto the ground or into a body of surface water. back
monument VEGETABLE GARDEN * A garden devoted to the growth of vegetables. back

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