Welcome to Eastern Green
The area we are excavating has been used as agricultural land for hundreds of years. The area is characterised as Ancient Arden Landscape. This is made up of fields in irregular patterns, with tall hedgerows and field ponds. Ancient Arden Landscape is often associated with place names ending in "green". This is an accurate description of the site, which is cut through by Pickford Brook at its lowest point and rises to a hill topped by a field pond. The oldest standing buildings in the nearby area are Pickford Grange Farmhouse and Pond Farmhouse - both thought to have been built in the 16th century.
Field walking conducted by the Coventry Historic Environment Project in 2009 gave the first hint of activity on the site from the Roman period. They found some Roman pottery, including pieces of greyware and mortaria. Moritaria was used to make a heavy bowl for pounding, grinding, or mixing food.