Information for record number MWA9740:
A large, post-medieval, brick-built well located at Manor Farm, Draycote.

Summary A large brick-built well, probably associated with the existing 18th/19th century Manor Farm house. The site is located at Manor Farm, Draycote.
What Is It?  
Type: Well
Period: Post-medieval - Industrial (1540 AD - 1913 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Bourton and Draycote
District: Rugby, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 44 69
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 An archaeological watching brief during the excavation of foundation trenches for an extension to the west side of Manor Farm recorded a large (1.5m diam.) brick-built well still filled with water. The well was likely to have been contemporary with the house. The main house appeared 18th/19th century in date and the majority of the single storey structure running off its western end appeared 19th century, although the northernmost part is 20th century. The lower part of one of the outbuildings to the north was likely to have been of an earlier date. A pump is indicated to the west of the house on the OS map of 1886 but not on the 1905 edition, suggesting it may have gone out of use by that date. The only find recovered was a fragment of 17th/18th century Blackware pottery.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Watching Brief Report
Title: Manor Farm, Draycote, Burton and Draycote
Author/originator: Coutts C
Date: 2002
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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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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 HOUSE * A building for human habitation, especially a dwelling place. Use more specific type where known. back
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 INDUSTRIAL * This is the top term for the class. See INDUSTRIAL Class List for narrow terms. back
monument PUMP * A machine used to raise and move water and other liquids, compress gases, etc. Use more specific type where known. back
monument WELL * A shaft or pit dug in the ground over a supply of spring-water. back
monument OUTBUILDING * A detached subordinate building. Use specific type where known, eg. DAIRY. back
monument TRENCH * An excavation used as a means of concealment, protection or both. back
monument STRUCTURE * A construction of unknown function, either extant or implied by archaeological evidence. If known, use more specific type. back

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