Monument record 0579500000 - TAPLOW MILL Site 1


Six pits, finds of flint arrowheads, pottery and a burial indicating Neolithic acitivity at Taplow Mill.

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded


Type and Period (1)

  • SETTLEMENT? (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)


The interim report of the Oxford Archaeological area excavation noted that six pits, two tree-throw holes and a grave were excavated. Pottery (Peterborough Ware) and struck flints were found in three of these features. The tree thows had sterile fills. A crouched inhumation of an adult male was excavated. The body was lying on its left side within an irregular oval grave, the grave had been truncated and the preservation of the bone was poor. The burial has been initially dated to the Neolithic. There were no associated objects and no trace of a ring ditch. Another of the pits contained a shed red deer antler, a bovine scupla and struck flints including four transverse arrowheads of later Neolithic date (B2).

Sources (2)

  • <1>SBC23793 Unpublished document: Thames Valley Archaeological Service. 1991. Maidenhead, Windsor and Eton Flood Alleviation Scheme: Archaeological Evaluation Stage 3 1991.
  • <2>SBC19201 Unpublished document: Oxford Archaeological Unit. 1997. Maidenhead, Windsor and Eton Flood Alleviation Scheme Post-Ex Assessment and Updated Project Design: Taplow Mill Site 1. pp32, 48, 50,.


Grid reference SU 9051 8149 (point) (Centred on)
Civil Parish TAPLOW, South Bucks, Buckinghamshire

Finds (1)

  • SHERD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Related Monuments/Buildings (4)

Related Events/Activities (3)

  • Event - Intervention: Evaluation trial trenching, test pitting and auger surveys (EBC10294)
  • Event - Intervention: Excavations along the line of the Maidenhead, Windsor and Eton Flood Eleviation Scheme (EBC16348)
  • Event - Intervention: Investigations for Maidenhead, Windsor and Eton Flood Alleviation Scheme (EBC16358)

Record last edited

Dec 13 2012 10:12AM

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