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Ice House at Icehouse Spinney
1 Icehouse Spinney marked. 2 An overgrown mound with building debris scattered about represents the position of the icehouse. It presumably belonged to Coton House.
The site of an icehouse, a structure built partially underground and used for storing ice in the warmer months. It dates to the Post Medieval or Imperial periods. The icehouse is situated 300m south of Coton House.
Moat at Coton House, Churchover
1 The grounds of Coton House contain traces of an earlier moated site. 2 Site of an ancient grange of the monks of Combe who had much land hereabouts. This site ...
A moat, a wide ditch usually surrounding a building, is still visible as an earthwork at this site. It dates from the Medieval to the Post Medieval period, and is situated 300m north of the sewage works at Churchover.
Coton House, Churchover
1 Coton House was a fine late 18th century house ascribed to Samuel Wyatt. The main front has an ample bow with a corresponding circular room inside. 2 The house ...
Coton House, a country house that was built during the Imperial period. It is situated 600m south west of Coton Spinney.
Coton Deserted Medieval Settlement
1 There were six ploughlands here in 1291 and nine yardlands in the time of Richard II. The village appears to have gone when Coton House and Park were made. ...
The site of the Medieval deserted settlement of Coton. The site is known from documentary evidence. Some areas of the site are visible as earthworks. The site was excavated and recorded prior to redevelopment. The deserted settlement is situated 1km north west of Newton.
Possible Castle Mound at Coton Deserted Medieval Settlement
1 A well-preserved little moated mount castle. The remains consist of a low circular artificial hill, measuring about 46m in diameter at its base, with a flat top about 21m ...
The site of a possible castle mound or motte dating to the Medieval period. Alternatively, it may be a windmill mound. It survives as an earthwork and is located 1km north west of Newton.
Possible Round Barrow 500m W of Icehouse Spinney
1 There is an undoubted sepulchral mound. It has no encircling ditch. 2 The labourers employed missed the deposit and a few fragments only of ancient pottery were found. 1968: This ...
The site of a possible round barrow, a mound of earth that was usually built to conceal a burial. It probably dates to the Bronze Age and is situated 500m south west of Coton House. Alternatively, the mound may be a windmill mound.
Findspot - Migration or Early Medieval sword
2 Referring to the mound at Gibbet Hill (PRN 2783), Knowles says that an Anglo Saxon sword found in a wood nearby appears to have been dug up and thrown ...
Findspot - an Anglo Saxon sword, dating to the Migration or Early Medieval period, was found in the area east of Churchover.
Bronze Age Round Barrow, Churchover
1 Gibbet Hill was called ‘Loesby’s Gibbet’ in 1729 and is to be identified with Pelgrimslowe of c1350. 2 Bloxam quotes from a letter of E Ashmole to Dugdale (1657) which ...
The possible site of a Bronze Age round barrow, a mound of earth usually built to conceal a burial. The site is suggested by documentary evidence. It site is located 100m east of Gibbet Hill.
Site of Saxon Cemetery to SE of Bransford Bridge
1 Saxon burial ground found in 1824 when repairing Watling Street between Bensford (Bransford) Bridge and Pilgrims Lowe (Gibbet Hill). 2 The skeletons were buried on both sides of the road ...
The site of an Anglo-Saxon cemetery dating to the Migration period. Inhumations and one cremation urn were found during an excavation. Brooches and spearheads were amongst the artefacts found. The cemetery was located to the north east of Churchover.
Site of Watermill at Churchover
Site of a Medieval watermill. 1 The mill mentioned in the Domesday Survey was no doubt on the Swift. A mill was attached to the manor of Churchover in 1600 but ...
The Domesday survey records a watermill at Churchover. There are no records after the Post
Congregational Chapel, Church Street, Churchover
1 ‘Congl. Ch.’ 2 The Congregational Chapel marked on the 1936 OS 6″ map is now out of use as a church and survives as a brick outbuilding on a farm ...
A Congregational Chapel which was built during the Imperial period. The building is still standing but it is in use as an outbuilding. It is situated on Church Street, Churchover.
Site of Tripontium Roman Settlement
1 The field to the N of Cave’s Inn has yielded various traces of Roman occupation. Elias Ashmole in 1657 recorded much Roman brick and tile and that many Roman ...
The site of the small Roman town of Tripontium. The town was in existence between the 1st and 4th centuries AD and probably had its heyday in the 2nd century AD. Excavations have taken place at the site since the 1960s. Tripontium is situated 1km south west of Shawell.
Romano-British brooches from Churchover
1 Finds made by metal detector in 1997: The upper part of a Langton Down brooch. Early Roman. A small part of the spring remains. The remaining part of the ...
Findspot - two Roman-British brooches were found 50m north of Ryehill Spinney, Churchover.
Churchover Medieval Settlement
1 The probable extent of the medieval settlement based on the OS first edition 6″ map of 1886, 23NE. 2 There are three entries for Churchover in Domesday, in Brinklow Hundred. ...
The probable extent of the medieval settlement at Churchover based on the Ordnance Survey map of 1886.
Post-medieval quarrying at Tripontium Roman Station, Churchover.
1 Trial trenching demonstrated that post-medieval quarrying of gravel was extensive across the whole area of the evaluation. The quarrying consisted of a series of 19th century or later ...
A series of 19th century or later gravel pits were recorded during trial trenching. The site was located on land adjacent to and within the SAM, Tripontium Roman Station (County Monument 097).
Findspot - Bronze Age spearhead
1 Bloxam records a ‘British spearhead of bronze, of late type’ about the year 1825, near the site of Gibbet Hill tumulus (PRN 2783). 3 The OS was unable to located ...
Findspot - a spearhead dating to the Bronze Age was found 100m east of Gibbet Hill.
Find of a silver object in Churchover
1 Find of a silver object in 1996. The grid reference was given as the same as E/3777, ie SP51548145. The method of recovery was not recorded.
Stray find of a silver object, of unknown date, just to the east of Ryehill Spinney, Churchover.
Middle Bronze Age Pits at Coton Park, Churchover
1 A small group of pits on the eastern side of the site contained a small copper alloy knife and a small assemblage of middle Bronze Age pottery. No ...
Middle Bronze Age Pits at Coton Park indicating either a single episode of temporary occupation or an area of ritual activity.
Late Bronze Age/Early Iron Age activity at Coton Park, Churchover
1 Several shallow gullies formed the earliest phase of activity on the western part of the site, some of them contained small quantities of pottery dated to the late Bronze ...
Late Bronze Age/Early Iron Age Activity at Coton Park indicating a transient episode of settlement.
Iron Age and Romano-British Settlement at Coton Park, Rugby
1 Archaeological evaluation at Coton Park, Rugby carried out by Thames Valley Archaeological Services revealed Middle Bronze Age and Late Bronze/early Iron Age activity on the site. The evidence, however, ...
Iron Age and Romano-British settlement activity was recorded during evaluation and subsequent excavation at Coton Park; some of it was well preserved by the DMV.
Site of Roman Settlement to N of Caves Inn Farm
1 A little close adjoining the farmhouse on the N, and containing about 1.25 ha, the surface of which is very irregular, excavations for gravel having been made intermittently over ...
The site of a Roman settlement. The settlement may include a cemetery. A burial was found during an excavation. The boundary of the north west corner of the settlement is marked by a bank visible as an earthwork. The site is located 1km south west of Shawell.
Site of Roman Defences at Tripontium
1 Excavation from 1963 onwards in advance of gravel extraction revealed part of a defensive ditch. To the E of the road this was up to 6.7m wide and 3m ...
A defensive bank and ditch, forming an enclosure, were found during an archaeological excavation. The enclosure was Roman in date and formed the defences surrounding the Roman town of Tripontium. The enclosure was located 1km south west of Shawell.
Site of Roman Settlement 600m NE of Coton Farm
1 Occupation on the E side of Watling Street excavated from 1963 onwards in advance of gravel extraction. The N limit of the site is 590m N of the railway ...
During an archaeological excavation an area of the Roman settlement of Tripontium was found. Ditches, post holes, hearths and several burials were excavated. The site lies 800m west of Shawell.
Site of Roman Settlement 400m NE of Coton Farm
1 Occupation on the W side of Watling Street excavated from 1963 onwards in advance of gravel extraction. On this side occupation extends further from Watling Street but this has ...
During an archaeological excavation an area of the Roman settlement of Tripontium was found. Ditches, pits, evidence of buildings and several burials were excavated. The finds included coins and brooches. The site lies 1km west of Shawell.
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