Information for record number MWA9574:
Migration Period burial NW of Drayton Barn Cottages, Billesley

Summary A Migration period burial was found during excavations of a Romano-British Settlement near Billesley. The site lies m NW of Drayton Barn Cottages.
What Is It?  
Type: Burial, Inhumation
Period: Migration (410 AD - 800 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Billesley
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 15 55
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 An Anglo-Saxon inhumation was excavated from one of the defunct (Romano-British) corndryers. Analysis of the skeleton is accompanied by a description of the iron grave goods, which include a spear, a shield boss and two buckles.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Excavation Report
Title: The Excavation of a Romano-British Settlement at Billesley Manor Farm
Author/originator: Palmer S
Date: 2003
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: Report No 0308
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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 MANOR FARM * A farm on the estate of a manor. back
monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument SETTLEMENT * A small concentration of dwellings. back
monument INHUMATION * An interment of unburnt, articulated human remains. Use specific type where known. back
monument GRAVE * A place of burial. Use more specific type where known. back
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
monument BARN * A building for the storage and processing of grain crops and for housing straw, farm equipment and occasionally livestock and their fodder. Use more specific type where known. back

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