Monument record 0055400000 - SE OF CHURCH FARM

Summary

Earthworks thought to be Civil War battery, reinterpreted as sixteenth century rabbit warren following detailed field survey.

Protected Status/Designation

  • Ancient Monument 1013416: DESERTED VILLAGES AND CIVIL WAR EARTHWORK
  • Planning Notification Area: Earthwork complex of Medieval deserted village, church and manor and Tudor mansion and gardens
  • SHINE: Quarrendon deserted medieval village, manor, Tudor garden earthworks and Weedon Hill Roman settlement

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Type and Period (2)

  • PILLOW MOUND (16th Century to 17th Century - 1500 AD to 1699 AD)
  • RABBIT WARREN (16th Century to 17th Century - 1500 AD to 1699 AD)

Description

Dimensions - Width 0008 m Height 0001
Plan Form - SUBRECTANGULAR
3 LINES OF ENTRENCHMENTS WITH GUN EMBRASURES & 4 MOUNDS PROBABLY THROWN UP DURING 1642 BATTLE (B1-3).
SITUATED ON CREST OF LOW RIDGE FACING N, E & S, SO OVERLOOKING AYLESBURY. RAMPART IS 1.2M HIGH, 8M WIDE WITH 12 CANNON EMBRASURES; TO REAR MINOR EARTHWORKS ARE AMMUNITION DEPOTS ETC (B4-6). SURVEY (B7).
Site visit 2000 photos (B8).
Reinterpretation following RCHME topographical survey, now believed to be rabbit warren (B9).

Sources (16)

  • ---SBC17397 Aerial Photograph: 05/02/90. BCM A14/8/29. SP\805158. Yes.
  • ---SBC17793 Aerial Photograph: 25/07/48. CUC BV 87. SP\806158. Yes.
  • ---SBC17813 Aerial Photograph: 09/04/49. CUC CA 78-80. SP\805158. Yes.
  • ---SBC17897 Aerial Photograph: 27/04/54. CUC NY 73. SP\806157. Yes.
  • ---SBC18426 Aerial Photograph: 06/02/85. NMR SP8015/54-55. SP\805158. Yes.
  • ---SBC21044 Aerial Photograph: Mike Farley (BCM). 1998. 1998 Mike Farley oblique AP. SP80561578. Yes.
  • <1>SBC260 Bibliographic reference: ALLCROFT A H 1908 EARTHWORK OF ENGLAND P604.
  • <2>SBC12694 Bibliographic reference: RCHM BUCKS 1 P273; 2 P27.
  • <3>SBC15833 Bibliographic reference: VCH BUCKS 4 P100.
  • <4>SBC13997 Scheduling record: English Heritage. 1990. SCHEDULING LISTS OF INSPECTORATE OF ANCIENT MONUMENTS.
  • <5>SBC5090 Bibliographic reference: FARLEY M E SEPT 1973.
  • <6>SBC10943 Bibliographic reference: OS RECORD CARD SP81 NW8,JULY 1968.
  • <7>SBC13169 Bibliographic reference: RCHM(E),1989-1990 (COPY OF SURVEY IN CAS FILE 0407 ).
  • <8>SBC19289 Photograph: Kidd S & Wise J. 2000. Quarrendon DMV SAM site visit 2000.
  • <9>SBC19329 Article in serial: Paul Everson. 2001. Peasants, Peers and Graziers: The Landscape of Quarrendon, Buckinghamshire, interpreted.
  • <10>SBC24011 Unpublished document: John Samuels Archaeological Consultants. 2001. An Analysis of the Setting of Quarrendon Scheduled Ancient Monument (No.12004) in Relation to the Proposed Development at Weedon Hill, Aylesbury.

Location

Grid reference Centred SP 8063 1563 (220m by 160m) (Centred on)
Civil Parish QUARRENDON, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

Related Events/Activities (3)

  • Event - Survey: (EBC14147)
  • Event - Survey: Detailed earthwork survey (EBC15854)
  • Event - Survey: Site visit 2000 (EBC15811)

Record last edited

Sep 5 2016 11:51AM

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