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

A Scheduled Monument in Wasperton, Warwickshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2253 / 52°13'30"N

Longitude: -1.6152 / 1°36'54"W

OS Eastings: 426382.717514

OS Northings: 258630.166175

OS Grid: SP263586

Mapcode National: GBR 5MW.DGN

Mapcode Global: VHBXV.YBHG

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

Scheduled Date: 24 November 1970

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1005712

English Heritage Legacy ID: WA 143

County: Warwickshire

Civil Parish: Wasperton

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire

Church of England Parish: Wasperton St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

Summary

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

Source: Historic England

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.

Source: Historic England

Reasons for Scheduling

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.

Source: Historic England

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PastScape 333054

Source: Historic England

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