Site of Horeston Grange, Nuneaton.

Description of this historic site

The site of Horeston Grange, a farm associated with Nuneaton Priory during the Medieval period. It was situated 500m north of Attleborough Fields Industrial Estate.

Notes about this historic site

1 Horeston Grange was a possession of Nuneaton Priory in 1291. After the Dissolution it passed through various hands.
2 The excavation of 4 test trenches on the proposed site for a future rugby pitch was observed (SP 37 91). The pitch will cover part of the site of Horeston Grange, a medieval manorial complex. Part of the site has been used by the nearby railway line as a dumping ground for ash from steam engines & it was to discover the extent of this dumping that the trenches were dug. The lack of any ash in Trenches 1 and 2 shows that the dumping did not cover the whole site & that the manorial earthworks in places lie between 0.35m & 0.5m below the surface. The trenches uncovered no medieval pottery or features inside the moat but it is likely that they do exist elsewhere in the enclosure.

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