Monument record 0035200000 - AYLESBURY

Summary

Some place-name evidence and a little excavation suggest a defended settlement in the Saxon and/or medieval periods

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Map

Type and Period (1)

  • ENCLOSED SETTLEMENT? (5th Century Saxon to Medieval - 410 AD? to 1539 AD?)

Description

THERE IS NO POSITIVE DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE FOR DEFENCES IN AYLESBURY AT ANY PERIOD. PLACENAME EVIDENCE MAY SUGGEST THE FORMER PRESENCE OF BURH DEFENCES; A DITCH EXCAVATED IN BOURBON STREET MAY BE SAXON, BUT ?C10 (B3,B5).
PLACENAMES & A TRAVELLER'S ACCOUNT,1750, SUGGESTS FORMER CASTLE (B1,B5).

Sources (5)

  • <1>SBC2417 Bibliographic reference: JAMES JOEL CARTWRIGHT (ed). 1888. 'THE TRAVELS THROUGH ENGLAND OF DR RICHARD POCOCKE... DURING 1750, 1751 AND LATER YEARS', IN CAMDEN SOCIETY (NEW SERIES) 44 PP163-164. Vol 44.
  • <2>SBC14231 Bibliographic reference: SHEAHAN P46.
  • <3>SBC5653 Bibliographic reference: Robert Gibbs. 1885. A History of Aylesbury. PP14, 104, 421, 426.
  • <4>SBC15473 Bibliographic reference: VCH BUCKS 3 P1.
  • <5>SBC4907 Article in serial: Mike Farley. 1974. 'AYLESBURY - A DEFENDED TOWN?', IN RECS OF BUCKS 19 PP430-436. Vol 19.

Location

Grid reference SP 81800 13800 (point) (Approximate)
Civil Parish AYLESBURY, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

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Record last edited

Dec 21 2016 4:12PM

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