Chesterton, Warwickshire: An Archaeological Evaluation

Author(s): Sarah Reilly, Sarah Jennings

The Research Department, Archaeological Projects Team; then Centre for Archaeology (CfA) carried out a short programme of fieldwork at Chesterton, Warwickshire between 11 and 22 November 2002. The work, in response to a request from English Heritage West Midlands Region, set out to evaluate an area of the Scheduled Ancient Monument that was being disturbed by rabbit burrowing. The evaluation established the extent of the rabbit burrowing and produced information that led to a reinterpretation of the site. While there was no evidence of a manorial or any other structure dating to the medieval period, a large feature was recorded which is likely to have formed part of a formal garden arrangement relating to a later, possibly C16th phase of manor. This report sets out the circumstances behind the request, a description of the site, a summary of the results of the fieldwork and the methodology for protecting the site.

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Research Department Reports


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