Medieval plot at 'Bards Walk' Wood Street Excavation, Stratford on Avon

Description of this historic site

The remains of a Medieval boundary, in the form of a bank and ditch, were found during an excavation. The boundary was probably created when the new town was laid out. It was situated in Wood Street, Stratford upon Avon.

Notes about this historic site

1 Excavations in 1989 uncovered the remains of a Medieval ditch and possible bank made around the time the new town was laid out. This was replaced c.1400 by a wall and a stone lined drain.
2 The earliest pottery from the site dates to the 13th century, the ditch and drain contained a mixture of 13th and 14th century sherds, some cross-joining suggesting a 14th century construction date for the boundary. Evidence from across the site suggests iron smithing in the vicinity.

1 /Excav interim /WMFA /1990 / / / /WMBFI 7031 /Y /
2 /Excav Report /WMFA /1991 / / / /WMBFI 7031 /Y /

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