Site of Possible Medieval Mill Mound at Plowman St

Description of this historic site

The possible site of a Medieval windmill mound. Medieval pottery was found during an excavation of the windmill mound, which was subsequently levelled. It was situated in the area of Plowman Street, Rugby.

Notes about this historic site

1 An earthwork known as ‘Butlin’s Mound’ (from the 18th century owner of the land) was trenched in 1900 of Rugby. Only Medieval pottery was found. When the mound was levelled, more pottery of the same date was picked up, but it is uncertain whether the base of the mound was reached. The earthwork has always been considered to be a Bronze Age barrow, but on this evidence was presumably a 14th century or earlier windmill mound. When the trench was dug a thick layer of burnt wood was found, suggesting a fate not uncommon for such buildings.
2 Site now built over.

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