Undated crop mark enclosures, W of Meadowside, Bretford

Description of this historic site

Three possible enclosures of unknown date are visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs. Fieldwalking suggests that they are prehistoric in date and possibly represent settlement activity. They are situated between Bretford and Wolston.

Notes about this historic site

2 Traces of up to three possible undated enclosures show on aerial photographs.
3 The cropmarks apparent on aerial photographs were mapped as part of the English Heritage National Mapping Project. A slight bank, which appears to be a headland associated with ridge and furrow ploughing, was also mapped.
4 Fieldwalking undertaken as part of the East Warwickshire Fieldwalking Project. 264 flint artefacts were recorded from the field. Recorded as field BG01. The finds were centred near, but not directly on the cropmark enclosure. Finds included a Mesolithic microlith, a Neolithic leaf-shaped arrowhead and many blades, cores and scrapers. However, the characteristics of the tools and methods of flint knapping used on most of the pieces were more typical of Bronze Age or Iron Age flint assemblages.
56 A number of features additional to those identified by the National Mapping Programme are visible across this area in Google Earth (1999 layer) and in modern aerial photography. Features include a possible trackway and pit cluster centred on SP4237 7647, and an enclosure centred on SP4230 7650.
7 See MWA12291 for the plough headland recorded by the National Mapping Project across the western part of this site.
8 Portable Antiquities Scheme find provenance information:
Date found: 2005-01-19T00:00:00Z
Methods of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting

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