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Roman Ditches, 7 Coventry Road, Baginton

Summary Two Roman ditches uncovered during archaeological works to a house opposite the Lunt Fort, Baginton.
What Is It?  
Type: Ditch
Period: Romano-British (43 AD - 409 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Baginton
District: Warwick, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 34 75
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

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Roman ditches
1 Two large ditches were uncovered during an archaeological observation of foundation trenches for house extensions. 47 sherds of 2nd century Roman pottery confirmed a Roman date for one of the ditches and although no further dating evidence the second ditch is believed to be the same date.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Observation Report
Title: Archaeological Observation at 7 Coventry Road, Baginton, Warwickshire
Author/originator: Gethin, B
Date: 2002
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: Report No 0212
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period Roman About 43 AD to 409 AD (the 1st century AD to the 5th century AD)

The Roman period comes after the Iron Age and before the Saxon period.

The Roman period in Britain began in 43 AD when a Roman commander called Aulus Plautius invaded the south coast, near Kent. There were a series of skirmishes with the native Britons, who were defeated. In the months that followed, more Roman troops arrived and slowly moved westwards and northwards.
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monument HOUSE * A building for human habitation, especially a dwelling place. Use more specific type where known. back
monument FORT * A permanently occupied position or building designed primarily for defence. 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 DITCH * A long and narrow hollow or trench dug in the ground, often used to carry water though it may be dry for much of the year. back
monument WORKS * Usually a complex of buildings for the processing of raw materials. Use specific type where known. back

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