Monument record 0633200000 - N & S of Lower Icknield Way


Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman and Saxon deposits recorded in geophysical survey, trial trenching and excavation for Aston Clinton by-pass Site B

Protected Status/Designation

  • Planning Notification Area: Prehistoric, Roman & Saxon settlements found by investigations in advance of road construction


Type and Period (1)

  • SETTLEMENT? (Late Bronze Age to Saxon - 1000 BC to 1065 AD)


Roman site identified by CMAG fieldwalking (with some IA finds), on line of proposed Aston Cinton by-pass, finds on both sides of Lower Icknield Way, Buckland parish. See Cas 05686 & 05748 for fieldwalking finds details (B1-2). Magnetic susceptibility survey locates area of potential for further detailed magnetometer survey in area identified from fieldwalking. Geophysicist also notes light spread of pottery on surface in survey area. Detailed magnetometer survey identifies linear & curvilinear anomalies, possible enclosure and associated features. Site identified as Site B in report (B3).
Stage 1 report pulls earlier work together and recommends trial trenching in identified areas with archaeological potential (B4).
Trial trenching by RPS Consultants. Site B covered by trenches 5-10 & 15. IA, Roman & Saxon features excavated (B5).
Full excavation revealed occupation evidence from the Late BA to early Saxon. Interim report. See :01- :06 for phases (B6-7).
See final excavation report for details (B8).

Sources (9)

  • <1>SBC4979 Unpublished document: Farley M E & CMAG. 1989. CMAG fieldwalk over route of proposed Aston Clinton By-pass.
  • <2>SBC4775 Unpublished document: CMAG & Farley M E. 1990. CMAG fieldwalk over route of Aston Clinton By-pass.
  • <3>SBC19346 Unpublished document: Oxford Archaeotechnics. 1993. A41 Aston Clinton Bypass: Magnetic Susceptibility & Magnetometer survey.
  • <4>SBC19347 Unpublished document: BCMAS. 1994. A41 Aston Clinton Bypass Archaeological Assessment Stage 1 Report.
  • <5>SBC19056 Unpublished document: RPS Consultants. 2000. A41 Aston Clinton Bypass An Archaeological Evaluation.
  • <6>SBC19418 Unpublished document: RPS Consultants. 2001. A41 Aston Clinton Bypass An Archaeological Excavation of Site B, Lower Icknield Way.
  • <7>SBC20980 Unpublished document: Highways Agency. Undated. The Archaeology of the A41 Aston Clinton Bypass.
  • <8>SBC22424 Unpublished document: RPS Planning Transport and Environment. 2005. Archaeological Investigations for the A41 Aston Clinton Bypass: Analysis of Excavations at the Woodlands Roundabout, Lower Icknield Way and Tring Hill Sites Including Watching Brief Results.
  • <9>SBC23399 Bibliographic reference: Robert Masefield et al. 2008. Prehistoric and Later Settlement and Landscape from Chiltern Scarp to Aylesbury Vale: The Archaeology of the Aston Clinton Bypass.


Grid reference SP 8927 1260 (point)
Civil Parish BUCKLAND, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire
Civil Parish ASTON CLINTON, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (8)

Related Events/Activities (3)

  • Event - Intervention: Evaluation trial trenching (EBC15870)
  • Event - Intervention: Excavation (EBC15921)
  • Event - Survey: Geophysical survey (Ref: 0161192/ACB/BCM) (EBC15869)

Record last edited

Oct 6 2021 8:24PM

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