Information for record number MWA9775:
19th century redevelopment at the Ropewalk, Chapel Street, Nuneaton.

Summary Features reflecting the 19th century housing developments along Dugdale Street and Chapel Street, as depicted on the 1887 OS map, were recorded at The Ropewalk, Chapel Street, Nuneaton.
What Is It?  
Type: Post Hole, Boundary Ditch, Refuse Disposal Site, Wall, Building, Wall, Cellar, Floor, Pit, Building, Wall, Yard, Pit, Pit, Coal Shed, Floor, Coal Shute, Wall, Boundary Wall, Drain, Drain, Animal Burial, Wall
Period: Imperial - Industrial (1751 AD - 1913 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Nuneaton and Bedworth
District: Nuneaton and Bedworth, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 36 91
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 Archaeological evaluation revealed the reoccupation of the site (following the site's abandonment to cultivation in the late medieval period), in the course of the expansion of the town in the 19th century. The features reflected the housing developments to the west and south along Dugdale Street and Chapel Street depicted on the 1887 OS map. The area of the site north east of the rope walk was still gardens at this time, but by 1903 much of it had been infilled with commercial premises and the corporation yard.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Evaluation Report
Title: Archaeological Evaluation at the Ropewalk, Chapel Street, Nuneaton, Warwickshire - Stage 1a
Author/originator: Palmer S & Jones C
Date: 2003
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: Report No 0343
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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.
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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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period Imperial 1751 AD to 1914 AD (end of the 18th century AD to the beginning of the 20th century AD)

This period comes after the Post Medieval period and before the modern period and starts with beginning of the Industrial Revolution in 1750. It includes the second part of the Hannoverian period (1714 – 1836) and the Victorian period (1837 – 1901). The Imperial period ends with the start of the First World War in 1914.
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monument YARD * A paved area, generally found at the back of a house. back
monument COAL SHED * A building used to store coal. back
monument ANIMAL BURIAL * Deliberate interment of a complete, or substantially complete, animal. Use the object type thesaurus term ANIMAL REMAINS where skeleton is fragmentary. back
monument REFUSE DISPOSAL SITE * A site where household rubbish and other waste products can be disposed of. May take the form of a pit, rubbish tip, landfill site or incineration plant. back
monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument COMMERCIAL * This is the top term for the class. See COMMERCIAL Class list for narrow terms. 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 COAL SHUTE * An embanked shute, often stone paved, allowing carts to tip their loads of coal from the road into a storage area. back
monument FLOOR * A layer of stone, brick or boards, etc, on which people tread. Use broader site type where known. back
monument FEATURE * Areas of indeterminate function. back
monument CELLAR * A room or group of rooms usually below the ground level and usually under a building, often used for storing fuel, provisions or wines. back
monument DRAIN * An artificial channel for draining water or carrying it off. 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 WALK * A place or path for walking in a park or garden. Use more specific type where possible. 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 CHAPEL * A freestanding building, or a room or recess serving as a place of Christian worship in a church or other building. Use more specific type where known. 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 ROPEWALK * A very long, narrow, roofed building, often two-storeyed, used for the manufacture of rope. Often attached to warehousing, an engine house or offices. Can be included within the complex of a textile mill. back
monument BOUNDARY WALL * Any wall enclosing a building or complex of buildings, eg. prisons, dockyards, factories, etc. back
monument WALL * An enclosing structure composed of bricks, stones or similar materials, laid in courses. Use specific type where known. back
monument TOWN * An assemblage of public and private buildings, larger than a village and having more complete and independent local government. 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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