Information for record number MWA9727:
Late Iron Age-early Roman field system and possibly associated building north of Tiddington Road, Tiddington.

Summary Evaluation trenching recorded a field system laid out during the Late Iron Age-early Roman period, with a possibly associated building. A second phase of activity dated to the 2nd century AD. The site is located north of Tiddington Road, Tiddington.
What Is It?  
Type: Coaxial Field System, Ditch, Feature, Ditch, Ditch, Gully, Feature, Pit, Building, Gully, Ditch, Ditch, Wall, Feature
Period: Late Iron Age - Romano-British (100 BC - 199 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Stratford upon Avon
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 21 55
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Scheduled Monument (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 Archaeological evaluation within the SAM of Tiddington Roman Settlement identified four broad phases of activity. In Phase 1, the Late Iron Age-early Roman period, a co-axial field system appeared to have been laid out and it was likely that a small building was constructed. The field system appeared to be on a roughly north-south - east-west alignment. Features containing pottery dating to the 2nd century AD were placed within Phase 2, although it was not clear if they were cut, or simply filled, in this period. Many of the Phase 2 and undated ditches also followed similar alignments to those in Phase 1. There was very strong evidence for continuity between Phases 1 and 2 and it could have been that all of the ditches were actually cut in phase 1, but that those attributed to Phase 2 simply took slightly longer to fill. There was far less activity and far fewer finds deposited in Phase 2. It has been suggested that the structure was in operation during the 1st century AD and that it went out of use in Phase 2, the 2nd century AD. It is possible that the structure was used as a granary. For phase 3 and 4, see MWA 9785.
2 The evaluation produced evidence of four north-east to south-west aligned ditches. The finds recovered suggest a date between the early 1st century and mid 2nd century AD. These Features most likely represent field boundary ditches similar to those recorded during the 2001 evaluations in the field immediately west of the site.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Evaluation Report
Title: Archaeological Field Evaluation Report Land North of Tiddington Road, Tiddington, Warwickshire
Author/originator: Mortimer S
Date: 2002
Page Number:
Source No: 2
Source Type: Evaluation Report
Title: 107 Tiddington Road, Stratford-upon-Avon Archaeological Evaluation Report
Author/originator: Sims, M.
Page Number:
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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.
period Iron Age About 800 BC to 43 AD

The Iron Age comes after the Bronze Age and before the Roman period. It is a time when people developed the skills and knowledge to work and use iron, hence the name ‘Iron Age’ which is given to this period. Iron is a much tougher and more durable metal than bronze but it also requires more skill to make objects from it. People continued to use bronze during this period.
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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 SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument SETTLEMENT * A small concentration of dwellings. 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 FEATURE * Areas of indeterminate function. back
monument GULLY * A deep gutter, drain or sink. back
monument ROAD * A way between different places, used by horses, travellers on foot and vehicles. back
monument BOUNDARY DITCH * A ditch that indicates the limit of an area or a piece of land. 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 FIELD * An area of land, often enclosed, used for cultivation or the grazing of livestock. back
monument FIELD SYSTEM * A group or complex of fields which appear to form a coherent whole. Use more 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 COAXIAL FIELD SYSTEM * A field system with one prevailing axis of orientation, in which most field boundaries are either aligned with this axis or run at right angles to it. back
monument STRUCTURE * A construction of unknown function, either extant or implied by archaeological evidence. If known, use more specific type. back
monument GRANARY * A building, or first-floor room in a building, for the dry and secure storage of grain after it has been threshed and winnowed. 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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