Information for record number MWA9692:
Post-medieval and undated features at 42 High Street, Hillmorton, Rugby.

Summary Post-medieval and undated features, including pits, a pond, probable boundary ditches, and yard surfaces, recorded during archaeological observation at 42-46 High Street, Hillmorton, Rugby.
What Is It?  
Type: Pit, Pit, Ditch, Plough Marks, Yard, Pond, Drain, Gully?, Robber Trench?, Pit
Period: Post-medieval - Industrial (1540 AD - 1899 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Rugby
District: Rugby, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 53 73
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 Archaeological observation of the groundworks associated with the construction of new properties at 42, High Street, Hillmorton (EWA 7322, centred on SP53147356) revealed a 19th century pit, an undated pit, possible yard surfaces, and an undated ditch. The ditch appeared to correspond with a 19th boundary shown on the OS map of 1886 and the possible yard floors were also likely to be later post-medieval in date.
2 Archaeological observation at 44-46 High Street, Hillmorton (EWA7250, centred on SP5313 7355) recorded a number of post-medieval and undated features. These included a pond, backfilled before 1886, the butt-end of a gully, or possible robbed foundation trench of a wall within the area of a building shown on the 1900 OS map, land drains, a circular feature containing 18th/19th century pottery, and a pit containing fragments of hand-made roof tile.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Observation Report
Title: Archaeological Recording at 42 High Street, Hillmorton, Rugby, Warwickshire
Author/originator: Coutts C
Date: 2003
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: Report No 0323
Source No: 2
Source Type: Observation Report
Title: 44-46 High Street Hillmorton Rugby
Author/originator: Coutts C
Date: 2002
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: Report No 0116
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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 YARD * A paved area, generally found at the back of a house. back
monument BUILDING * A structure with a roof to provide shelter from the weather for occupants or contents. Use specific type where known. back
monument ROBBER TRENCH * Use broader site type where known back
monument FLOOR * A layer of stone, brick or boards, etc, on which people tread. Use broader site type where known. back
monument BOUNDARY * The limit to an area as defined on a map or by a marker of some form, eg. BOUNDARY WALL. Use specific type where known. back
monument FEATURE * Areas of indeterminate function. back
monument POND * A body of still water often artificially formed for a specific purpose. Use specifc type where known. back
monument DRAIN * An artificial channel for draining water or carrying it off. back
monument GULLY * A deep gutter, drain or sink. back
monument PLOUGH MARKS * The subsoil traces of cultivation, presumed to have been caused by the use of a plough to till the soil. back
monument BOUNDARY DITCH * A ditch that indicates the limit of an area or a piece of land. back
monument INDUSTRIAL * This is the top term for the class. See INDUSTRIAL Class List for narrow terms. 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 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 WALL * An enclosing structure composed of bricks, stones or similar materials, laid in courses. Use specific type where known. back

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