Information for record number MWA959:
Crop Mark Enclosures 100m N of Old Pasture Farm

Summary The site of two rectangular enclosures of unknown date. They are visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs. They are situated 800m north east of Alveston.
What Is It?  
Type: Enclosure, Trackway, Ditch, Rectangular Enclosure
Period: Unknown
Where Is It?  
Parish: Hampton Lucy
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 24 56
(Data represented on this map shows the current selected record as a single point, this is for illustrative purposes only and does not represent an accurate or complete representation of archaeological sites or features)
Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Scheduled Monument (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record
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1 Two adjacent enclosures, each with entrance to W.
3 One large and one small subrectangular enclosure. These are associated with a couple of small pennanular enclosures and a possible undated settlement site (PRN 6266).
5 Scheduling information, 1969/70.
6Two juxtaposed rectangular enclosures (?) with a further complex of cropmarks of uncertain significance. Principle rectangular enclosure is situated on a slight ridge.
7 Letters about proposed sand and gravel extraction.

Source No: 2
Source Type: Aerial Photograph
Title: SP2661 and SP2662
Author/originator: Various
Date: Various
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: SP2661AB-AC SP2662A-
Source No: 7
Source Type: Correspondence
Title: Enclosure N of Old Pasture Farm
Author/originator: WM
Date: 1981 and 82
Page Number:
Source No: 4
Source Type: Record Card/Form
Title: OS Card 05NE29
Author/originator: Ordnance Survey
Date: 1981
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 05NE29
Source No: 1
Source Type: Serial
Title: Archaeological Journal 1964
Author/originator: Webster G and Hobley B
Date: 1964
Page Number: 22
Volume/Sheet: 121
Source No: 6
Source Type: Scheduling record
Title: SAM County Index
Author/originator: DoE
Date: 1983
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 3
Source No: 5
Source Type: Scheduling record
Title: Enclosure N of Old Pasture Farm
Author/originator: Ministry of Works/DoE
Date: 1969/70
Page Number:
Source No: 3
Source Type: Verbal communication
Title: R.C. Hingley personal comments
Author/originator: R C Hingley
Page Number:
Two rectangular enclosures, Hampton Lucy
Copyright: Warwickshire County Council
Date: 1984
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none Scheduled Monument Scheduled Ancient Monuments (SAMs) are those archaeological sites which are legally recognised as being of national importance. They can range in date from prehistoric times to the Cold War period. They can take many different forms, including disused buildings or sites surviving as earthworks or cropmarks.

SAMs are protected by law from unlicensed disturbance and metal detecting. Written consent from the Secretary of State must be obtained before any sort of work can begin, including archaeological work such as geophysical survey or archaeological excavation. There are nearly 200 SAMs in Warwickshire.
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 Cropmark Cropmarks appear as light and dark marks in growing and ripening crops. These marks relate to differences in the soil below. For example, parched lines of grass may indicate stone walls. Crops that grow over stone features often ripen more quickly and are shorter than the surrounding crop. This is because there is less moisture in the soil where the wall lies.

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technique Aerial Photograph Aerial photographs are taken during an aerial survey, which involves looking at the ground from above. It is usually easier to see cropmarks and earthworks when they are viewed from above. Aerial photographs help archaeologists to record what they see and to identify new sites. There are two kinds of aerial photographs; oblique and vertical. back
monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument SETTLEMENT * A small concentration of dwellings. back
monument RECTANGULAR ENCLOSURE * A rectangular shaped area of land enclosed by a boundary ditch, bank, wall, palisade or similar barrier. back
monument PASTURE * A field covered with herbage for the grazing of livestock. back
monument ENCLOSURE * An area of land enclosed by a boundary ditch, bank, wall, palisade or other similar barrier. Use specific type where known. 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 TRACKWAY * A pathway, not necessarily designed as such, beaten down by the feet of travellers. back
monument FARM * A tract of land, often including a farmhouse and ancillary buildings, used for the purpose of cultivation and the rearing of livestock, etc. Use more specific type where known. back
monument SUBRECTANGULAR ENCLOSURE * A monument consisting of an area enclosed by a ditch, bank, wall, palisade or similar barrier, where the barrier follows an almost rectangular course. back

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