Information for record number MWA9680:
Undated features at Alveston Manor Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon.

Summary Undated post holes, pits and possible gullies were recorded during the excavation of a trial trench. The site is adjacent to a known Anglo-Saxon cemetery. The site is located at Alveston Manor Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon.
What Is It?  
Type: Pit, Post Hole, Gully
Period: Unknown
Where Is It?  
Parish: Stratford upon Avon
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 20 54
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
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Source Number  

1 Undated features, including post holes, pits and possible gullies, were recorded during the excavation of a trial trench prior to proposed development. The site was adjacent to a known Anglo-Saxon cemetery. No dateable material was recovered from these features but they appeared to respect, and were probably contemporary with, known Anglo-Saxon boundaries. A few fragments of burnt bone were recovered from the fill of one of the pits and a post hole.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Evaluation Report
Title: Archaeological Evaluation at Alveston Manor Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Author/originator: Jones C
Date: 2002
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: Report 0250
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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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technique Trial Trench A small regular hole that is usually square or rectangular in shape. Archaeologists dig trial trenches to discover if there are any archaeological remains at a particular location. See also excavation. back
monument HOTEL * A large building used for the accommodation of paying travellers and guests. back
monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument FEATURE * Areas of indeterminate function. back
monument GULLY * A deep gutter, drain or sink. 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 CEMETERY * An area of ground, set apart for the burial of the dead. back
monument MANOR * An area of land consisting of the lord's demesne and of lands from whose holders he may exact certain fees, etc. back
monument POST HOLE * A hole dug to provide a firm base for an upright post, often with stone packing. Use broader monument type where known. back

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