Monument record 0039401000 - SEYTONS MANOR, GROVE FARM

Summary

Remains of medieval moat surviving as earthworks, with traces of internal ditch found during evaluation.

Protected Status/Designation

  • Ancient Monument 1018727: MOATED SITE AT GROVE FARM

Map

Type and Period (2)

  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DITCH (15th Century to Post-Medieval - 1400 AD? to 1798 AD?)

Description

Dimensions - Length 0095 m Width 0040 Depth/Thickness 0003
Plan Form - PEAR SHAPED
MOAT DESTROYED AT S END (B5). NEAR DRY. DITCH 12-16M WIDE & UP TO 3M DEEP. LOW OUTER BANK ALONG E SIDE. N END POSSIBLY ORIGINAL NARROW CAUSEWAYED ENTRANCE. SW SIDE FILLED IN & ROADWAY CROSSES GIVING ACCESS TO MODERN HOUSE WITHIN MOAT (B6). 1:5280 SURVEY, BASED ON VERTICAL AP (B8). SCHEDULED: SAM 32115 (B11).
Evaluation trial trenching carried out in June 2004 by Oxford Archaeology in advance of proposed house extension identified a single ditch with rounded terminal, steeply sloping sides and concave base, 0.65m wide, 0.36m deep and visible for 1m. 2 fragments of late medieval or post-medieval roof tile were recovered from the ditch fill. The ditch is interpreted as a small boundary or enclosure ditch within the moated site (B12).
Negative watching brief (B13).

Sources (8)

  • <1>SBC4665 Map: ESTATE MAP OF ELLESBOROUGH 1629 (AT BRO MAR/14.T).
  • <3>SBC274 Bibliographic reference: ALLCROFT A HADRIAN 1908 EARTHWORK OF ENGLAND P460 FIG 153.
  • <5>SBC12632 Bibliographic reference: RCHM BUCKS 1 P140.
  • <6>SBC10628 Unpublished document: Ordnance Survey Field Investigator. OS RECORD CARD.
  • <8>SBC4481 Graphic material: EATON CAPT. H SEPT 1977 (PLAN ETC, FILED).
  • <11>SBC14014 Scheduling record: English Heritage. 1998. SCHEDULING LISTS OF INSPECTORATE OF ANCIENT MONUMENTS.
  • <12>SBC22251 Unpublished document: Oxford Archaeology. 2004. Grove Farm, Terrick: Archaeological Evaluation Report.
  • <13>SBC22253 Unpublished document: Oxford Archaeology. 2004. Grove Farm, Terrick: Archaeological Watching Brief Report,.

Location

Grid reference Centred SP 8356 0807 (70m by 90m) (Centred on)
Civil Parish ELLESBOROUGH, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Finds (1)

  • ROOF TILE (15th Century to Post-Medieval - 1400 AD? to 1798 AD?)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (4)

  • Event - Survey: (EBC14151)
  • Event - Survey: (EBC14168)
  • Event - Intervention: Evaluation trial trenching (Ref: WENGF 04) (EBC16552)
  • Event - Intervention: Watching brief (Ref: WENGF 04) (EBC16551)

Record last edited

Feb 16 2021 3:33PM

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