Monument record 0039300000 - GROUNDS OF TERRICK HOUSE

Summary

Remains of a moat, probably medieval in date, recorded in trial trenching

Protected Status/Designation

  • Ancient Monument 1018728: MOATED SITE 90M WEST OF TERRICK HOUSE
  • Planning Notification Area: Earthworks of Medieval manorial moat at Terrick
  • SHINE: Poplar Farm medieval moated site
  • SHINE: Poplar Farm medieval moated site
  • SHINE: Poplar Farm medieval moated site

Map

Type and Period (1)

  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Description

Plan Form - RECTANGULAR
HOMESTEAD MOAT (B1).
SMALL, WATERFILLED MOAT NOW FORMS AN ORNAMENTAL FEATURE WITHIN GARDENS OF TERRICK HOUSE (1702 & C19). MOAT MEASURES OVERALL 40M NE/SW BY 33M TRANSVERSELY. ARMS 8M WIDE. A SUMMERHOUSE OCCUPIES THE ISLAND (B2).
SURVEY OF MOAT AT 1:5280 BASED ON VERTICAL AP (B3).
SCHEDULED (B4).
Infilled arm of moat extending north-west from northernmost corner of the moat was identified during evaluation trial trenching carried out by John Moore Heritage Services in January 2003. The lowest fills were waterlogged and contained organic material, including a large tree stump which had been deliberately dumped in the moat. A soil monolith was taken to sample the entire sequence of fills. The arm is shown on the 1805 Inclosure map (along with a number of small ponds, which may represent medieval fishponds). The upper fills were overlain by a probable cobbled yard surface (B7).
Evaluation trial trenching carried out by John Moore Heritage Services in August 2002 in an orchard SW of the moat failed to find any archaeological remains other than a 19th century field boundary ditch (B9).

Sources (9)

  • <1>SBC20466 Bibliographic reference: Royal Commision on Historical Monuments. 1912. Historical Monuments in Buckinghamshire. Volume 1. p139.
  • <2>SBC10673 Bibliographic reference: OS RECORD CARD FEB 1972 (FILED).
  • <3>SBC4484 Graphic material: EATON CAPT. H SEPT 1977 (PLAN ETC FILED AT CAS 0394).
  • <4>SBC23985 Scheduling record: English Heritage. 1998. SCHEDULING LISTS OF INSPECTORATE OF ANCIENT MONUMENTS.
  • <5>SBC22140 Bibliographic reference: DoE. 1985. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest.
  • <6>SBC19002 Unpublished document: Buckinghamshire County Museum Archaeological Service. 1998. Historic Parks and Gardens Register Review.
  • <7>SBC20683 Unpublished document: John Moore Heritage Services. 2003. An Archaeological Evaluation on Land Adjacent to Moat View, Risborough Road, Terrick.
  • <8>SBC22170 Unpublished document: John Moore Heritage Services. 2004. Terrick House, Risborough Road, Terrick: Archaeological Watching Brief.
  • <9>SBC23604 Unpublished document: John Moore Heritage Services. 2002. An Archaeological Evaluation on Land Adjacent to Moat View, Risborough Road, Terrick.

Location

Grid reference Centred SP 8370 0825 (50m by 50m) (Centred on)
Civil Parish ELLESBOROUGH, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (3)

Related Events/Activities (2)

  • Event - Intervention: Evaluation trial trenching (EBC17279)
  • Event - Intervention: Evaluation trial trenching (Ref: MVTE 03) (EBC16454)

Record last edited

Aug 7 2013 11:34AM

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