Roman settlement evidence at 80 Tiddington Road
A Roman ditch was discovered during archaeological work in Tiddington Road, Stratford upon Avon. It is thought that this area may have been close to the edge of the Roman settlement.
1 An archaeological excavation of three trial trenches prior to house construction identified features, ditches and hollows, containing Romano British pottery. It is most likely that this area fell within the Roman settlement but did not form part of the cemetery.
2 Archaeological observation of foundation trenches for a new house in Tiddington Road, on the SW edge of the Roman settlement, recorded no archaeological features and only small quantities of Roman material were collected from the topsoil. A previous evaluation had located pits, ditches, and hollows and concluded that the site lay within the settlement. The low density of activity recorded here suggests it must have been close to its edge.
3 Further archaeological recording was carried out in advance of development. The area of new build was stripped; a low density of archaeological features was recorded, comprising shallow ditches, post-holes and a pit. It is suggested that this area may represent an area of Roman farmland.