Information for record number MWA9742:
Site of stocks at Ilmington

Summary The site of stocks, used for the retention and punishment of offenders, which are marked on the first edition Ordnance Survey map of 1886. They were situated to the southeast of the Howard Arms, but have now been relocated to Mary Arden's House, Wilmcote.
What Is It?  
Type: Stocks, Punishment Place
Period: Post-medieval (1540 AD - 1750 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Ilmington
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 21 43
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 Stocks are marked on the OS 6" map of 1886.
2 " The Stocks were situated on Stocks Bank at the north end of the village, and early in the 20th century their remains were found by a Stratford gentleman in the back garden of one of the cottages. He bought them for a small sum, took them to his own house in Stratford, and later gave them to the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. They are now shown, but not labelled as to their origin, in the museum attached to Mary Arden's house at Wilmcote."
3 See MWA1586 for site of Stocks at Mary Arden's house.

Source No: 2
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: The History of Ilmington
Author/originator: Gardner S and Ibbotson E
Date: 1974
Page Number:
Source No: 1
Source Type: Map
Title: 53NE 1:10560 1886
Author/originator: Ordnance Survey
Date: 1886
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 53NE
Source No: 3
Source Type: Verbal communication
Title: Pers. Comm. Giles Carey
Author/originator: G Carey
Date: 2009-2014
Page Number:
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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 VILLAGE * A collection of dwelling-houses and other buildings, usually larger than a hamlet but smaller than a town with a simpler organisation and administration than the latter. back
monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument MUSEUM * A building, group of buildings or space within a building, where objects of value such as works of art, antiquities, scientific specimens, or other artefacts are housed and displayed. back
monument PUNISHMENT PLACE * A site where acts of corporal and capital punishment were carried out. back
monument GARDEN * An enclosed piece of ground devoted to the cultivation of flowers, fruit or vegetables and/or recreational purposes. Use more specific type where known. back
monument STOCKS * An instrument of punishment, in which the offender was placed in a sitting position in a timber frame, with holes to confine the ankles and wrists between two planks. back

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