Information for record number MWA8830:
Medieval pit, The Dolphin Inn, Atherstone

Summary A pit containing Medieval pottery sherds was recorded at The Dolphin Inn, Atherstone.
What Is It?  
Type: Rubbish Pit, Pit
Period: Medieval (1066 AD - 1539 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Atherstone
District: North Warwickshire, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 31 97
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 Pit containing sherds of 14th-15th century pottery, the majority of sherds came from a Chilvers Coton 'C' jug.

Source No:
Source Type: Observation Report
Title: Archaeological Observation at The Dolphin Inn, Atherstone
Author/originator: Coutts C
Date: 2000
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: Report No 0023
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Word or Phrase
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 INN * A public house for the lodging and entertainment of travellers, etc. back
monument RUBBISH PIT * A pit where domestic waste material is deposited. back
monument PIT * A hole or cavity in the ground, either natural or the result of excavation. Use more specific type where known. back
monument DOLPHIN * A cluster of piles for mooring a vessel. back

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