Enclosures and 'drove road' 100yds (90m) S of Manor House Farm

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1005712

Date first listed: 24-Nov-1970

Map

Ordnance survey map of Enclosures and 'drove road' 100yds (90m) S of Manor House Farm
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Location

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Warwickshire

District: Warwick (District Authority)

Parish: Wasperton

National Grid Reference: SP 26368 58638

Summary

Enclosures and drove way 170m south of Manor House Farm.

Reasons for Designation

Despite cultivation the enclosures 170m south of Manor House Farm survive comparatively well and indicate the continued and prolonged use of this area throughout a considerable time period. They will contain archaeological and environmental evidence relating to their construction, function, date, relative chronologies, agricultural practices, settlement, domestic arrangements, possible ritual practices and overall landscape context.

Details

This record was the subject of a minor enhancement on 2 June 2015. This record has been generated from an "old county number" (OCN) scheduling record. These are monuments that were not reviewed under the Monuments Protection Programme and are some of our oldest designation records. As such they do not yet have the full descriptions of their modernised counterparts available. Please contact us if you would like further information.

This monument includes a series of enclosures and a drove way of unknown date situated on level ground on the floodplain and eastern bank of the River Avon. The enclosures survive as entirely buried structures, features, layers and deposits visible as crop and soil marks on aerial photographs. The features include small rectangular and circular enclosures, a pit alignment and a series of superimposed rectangular enclosures with up to four smaller enclosed features within a larger one and a linear feature identified as a drove way. The exact date and function of these features is not known but settlement and burial sites are known from the immediate vicinity dating from the Neolithic right up to the medieval period which indicated prolonged settlement in this important area.

Further archaeological features in the vicinity are scheduled separately.

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: WA 143

Legacy System: RSM - OCN

Sources

Other
PastScape 333054

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