Monument record 0001603000 - OVERBURNTS, CHOLESBURY


Watching brief at Overburnts on Cholesbury Camp revealed an Iron Age bloomery or hearth with burnt flint and slag

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded


Type and Period (2)

  • HEARTH (Early Iron Age to Late Iron Age - 700 BC? to 42 AD?)
  • BLOOMERY? (Early Iron Age to Late Iron Age - 700 BC? to 42 AD?)


Watching brief in 1997 during topsoil stripping & cutting of service trench for construction of stable block within hillfort recorded a working surface, 2 possible hearths & evidence of associated ironworking, undated by finds but possibly Iron Age iIn area adjacent to Kimball's trench L (B14).
Negative watching brief by Archaeological Services & Consunltancy Ltd in September 2004 during groundworks for an extension to the stables found only previously disturbed ground and modern services (B20 ).

Sources (2)

  • <14>SBC14650 Unpublished document: Buckinghamshire County Museum Archaeological Service. 1997. A Watching Brief at Overburnts, Cholesbury Hillfort.
  • <20>SBC22221 Unpublished document: Archaeological Services & Consultancy Ltd. 2004. Watching Brief on Land to the Rear of Overburnts, Cholesbury.


Grid reference SP 93090 07190 (point)
Civil Parish CHOLESBURY-CUM-ST. LEONARDS, Chiltern, Buckinghamshire

Finds (2)

  • SLAG (Early Iron Age to Late Iron Age - 700 BC? to 42 AD?)
  • BURNT FLINT (Early Iron Age to Late Iron Age - 700 BC? to 42 AD?)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (2)

  • Event - Intervention: Watching brief (EBC11605)
  • Event - Intervention: Watching brief (Ref: COB) (EBC16523)

Record last edited

Aug 17 2021 2:55PM

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