Monument record 0055401000 - SE OF CHURCH FARM

Summary

Complex of up to 20 pillow mounds for rabbit warren, probably of sixteenth century date, recorded in field survey

Protected Status/Designation

  • Ancient Monument 1013416: DESERTED VILLAGES AND CIVIL WAR EARTHWORK

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Type and Period (2)

  • PILLOW MOUND (16th Century - 1500 AD? to 1599 AD?)
  • RABBIT WARREN (16th Century - 1500 AD? to 1599 AD?)

Description

Dimensions - Width 0008 m Height 0001
Plan Form - SUBRECTANGULAR
RCHM(E) SURVEY OF QUARRENDON EARTHWORKS INTERPRETS THE 'CIVIL WAR BATTERY' AS A SERIES OF PILLOW MOUNDS (B7).
Complex of well-preserved pillow mounds and enlongated ditched closes, on pronounced ridge E of site of the 16th century mansion. Mounds comprise 3 distinct morphological types: individual circular mounds (2 examples), individual elongated mounds (3 examples), and multiple linear (segmented) mounds (3 strings of 8, 3 and 4 mounds). Documentary references to Sir Henry Lee making a gift of a pair of does to Lord Burghley in 1579, and to leases including land or closes with 'warren' field names between 1607 and 1754. See published report for detail (B9).

Sources (7)

  • ---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.
  • <7>SBC13169 Bibliographic reference: RCHM(E),1989-1990 (COPY OF SURVEY IN CAS FILE 0407 ).
  • <9>SBC19329 Article in serial: Paul Everson. 2001. Peasants, Peers and Graziers: The Landscape of Quarrendon, Buckinghamshire, interpreted. pp32-35,41-42.

Location

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

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (2)

  • Event - Survey: (EBC14147)
  • Event - Survey: Detailed earthwork survey (EBC15854)

Record last edited

Feb 1 2018 1:38PM

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