Monument record 0001603000 - OVERBURNTS, CHOLESBURY

Summary

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

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Map

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?)

Description

WATCHING BRIEF DURING TOPSOIL STRIPPING & CUTTING OF SERVICE TRENCH FOR CONSTRUCTION OF STABLE WITHIN HILLFORT RECORDED A WORKING SURFACE, 2 POSSIBLE HEARTHS & EVIDENCE OF ASSOCIATED IRONWORKING, UNDATED BY FINDS BUT POSSIBLY IRON AGE? IN AREA ADJACENT TO KIMBALL'S TRENCH L (B14).

Sources (1)

  • <14>SBC14650 Unpublished document: Buckinghamshire County Museum Archaeological Service. 1997. A WATCHING BRIEF AT OVERBURNTS, CHOLESBURY HILLFORT.

Location

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 (1)

  • Event - Intervention: Watching brief (EBC11605)

Record last edited

Dec 7 2015 3:15PM

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