Monument record 0528100000 - SW OF SILVERSTONE CIRCUIT
- Planning Notification Area: Earthworks of deserted Medieval hamlet or farmstead
- SHINE: Biddlesden deserted medieval village earthworks
Type and Period (10)
- HAMLET (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)
- FARMSTEAD (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)
- DITCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- BOUNDARY DITCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- PLATFORM (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- RIDGE AND FURROW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- GRAVEL PIT (Post-Medieval - 1540 AD to 1798 AD)
- BOUNDARY BANK (Medieval to Post-Medieval - 1066 AD to 1798 AD?)
- BANK (EARTHWORK) (Medieval to Post-Medieval - 1066 AD to 1798 AD?)
- DESERTED SETTLEMENT (Medieval to Post-Medieval - 1066 AD to 1798 AD?)
POSSIBLE MEDIEVAL FARMSTEAD OR SMALL SETTLEMENT DELINEATED BY AN ENCLOSURE & ASSOCIATED FIELD SYSTEM VISIBLE ON AP. SITE ALSO MARKED BY A POND OR SMALL QUARRY IN CENTRE, OLD FIELD BOUNDARIES & PROBABL E HOLLOW WAY (B1).
A complex of medieval ditches, 2 platforms, 3 ridge and furrow blocks, and a post-medieval extraction pit is visible on historic aerial photographs and remote sensing data as both earthworks and cropmarks and was mapped as part of the North Buckinghamshire Aerial Investigation and Mapping project (EBC18304). Located in a field adjacent Thatcham Ponds Bungalow and centred at SP 66249 40215, sinuous connected boundary ditches form irregularly shaped enclosures, within one of which is a block of medieval ridge and furrow cultivation, with two further blocks of ridge and furrow to the outside of the boundary ditches. Centred within the area is an irregularly shaped extraction pit identified as an ‘old gravel pit’ on the 1884 1st edition OS map. Against the boundary ditch to the eastern side are two small earthwork platforms that are visible on lidar, but not on historic aerial photographs. One is rectangular about 15 x 15 metres and some 40 m to the NE is a smaller subrectangular platform about 13 x 7.5 at is widest. It is unclear whether this is part of a deserted settlement from the features described (2-7).
- <1>SBC9937 Bibliographic reference: NMR 1977(23 AUG) AP SP6640/1/250 COPY AT BCM (A PI KE OBTAINS INFO FROM).
- <2>SBC26117 Aerial Photograph: Historic England. 2023. US-7PH-GP-LOC201 STBD 12052 06-MAR-1944.
- <3>SBC26145 Aerial Photograph: Historic England. 2023. RAF-CPE-UK-1929 RP 3210 16-JAN-1947.
- <4>SBC26146 Aerial Photograph: Historic England. 2023. NMR 1165-250 23-AUG-1977.
- <5>SBC25062 Digital archive: Environment Agency. Environment Agency LiDAR data. LIDAR SP64SE Environment Agency National LIDAR Programme DTM 1 Metre dated 2019 SP6640.
- <6>SBC25596 Aerial Photograph: Historic England. 2022. Next Perspectives APGB Imagery. 14-SEP-2019 SP6640.
- <7>SBC25776 Map: Ordnance Survey. Ordnance Survey 1st Edition 25 inch (1:2500) scale map. Map. , Buckinghamshire VIII.9, 1884.
|Grid reference||Centred SP 4662 2402 (385m by 259m)|
|Civil Parish||BIDDLESDEN, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire|
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
Related Events/Activities (2)
- Event - Survey: (EBC1193)
- Event - Survey: Aerial investigation and mapping project (Ref: 7768) (EBC18304)
Record last edited
Oct 10 2023 6:29PM