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Settlement site NE of Wick village

List Entry Summary

This monument is scheduled under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 as amended as it appears to the Secretary of State to be of national importance. This entry is a copy, the original is held by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Name: Settlement site NE of Wick village

List entry Number: 1005317

Location

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The monument may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Worcestershire

District: Wychavon

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Wick

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

Date first scheduled: 23-Sep-1975

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: RSM - OCN

UID: WT 216

Asset Groupings

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List entry Description

Summary of Monument

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Reasons for Designation

Romano-British aggregate villages are nucleated settlements formed by groups of five or more subsistence level farmsteads enclosed either individually or collectively, or with no formal boundary. Most enclosures, where they occur, are formed by curvilinear walls or banks, sometimes surrounded by ditches, and the dwellings are usually associated with pits, stock enclosures, cultivation plots and field systems, indicating a mixed farming economy. In use throughout the Roman period (c.43-450 AD), they often occupied sites of earlier agricultural settlements. In view of their rarity, all positively identified examples with surviving remains are considered to merit protection. Despite the insertion of a metalled track leading across the monument, the prehistoric and Roman remains 350m south of Glenmore Farm survives comparatively well. Although the settlement has been ploughed it survives reasonably well as buried features. The settlement is significant as part of a wider archaeological landscape of prehistoric and Roman settlements. The enclosures and ditches will have potential for retaining archaeological deposits that will contain important information relating to the use, construction and occupation of the settlement in addition to providing environmental evidence.

History

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Details

The monument includes a prehistoric and Roman settlement located on a gentle west facing slope overlooking the Wyre Piddle. The settlement is known from cropmarks visible on aerial photographs and survives as a double ditched rectangular enclosure, a curvilinear enclosure and linear ditches. The double ditched enclosure is subdivided by rectangular and curvilinear partitions. Linear ditches and a curvilinear enclosure are located to the south east. Romano-British artefacts have been found on this site. A metalled track leading across the monument is excluded from the scheduling, but the ground beneath is included. Further archaeological remains survive within the vicinity of the monument, but these have not been formally assessed and are not included in the scheduling. WT204 & WT207 are located in the vicinity of this monument.

Sources: NMR:- SO 94 NE 7, SO 94 NE 28 & SO 94 NE 21 Pastscape Monument Nos:- 117970, 117999 & 117992

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National Grid Reference: SO 96828 45743

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