Monument record 0674300000 - 31/33 Kingsbury, Aylesbury


Probable remains of Iron Age hillfort ditch recorded during informal salvage recording

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded


Type and Period (1)

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


Remains of a substantial ditch (approx 3.5m-6m wide, approx 3m deep, with base approx 1.2m wide and approx 3m below the current street surface) recorded beneath post-medieval buildings during informal salvage recording carried out by Jonathan Parkhouse of BCM and by June Strong. The base of the ditch was cut into the Portland limestone bedrock, but the upper parts had been disturbed by a later (18th century) cellar and other intrusions. The fill appeared to be an undifferentiated dark silty clay. Ditch seen in 2 sections, the northern-most of which is probably cut at an oblique angle, perhaps due to the ditch curving towards the northwest. 4 early to mid Iron Age pottery sherds stratified near the base of the ditch were recovered by June Strong and another unstratified early Iron Age sherd was recovered by building contractors. Medieval pottery was also recovered by June Strong from the upper (heavily disturbed) fill and from a cess pit (B1).

Sources (1)

  • <1>SBC19737 Unpublished document: Jonathan Parkhouse, Mike Farley & June Strong. 1998. Notes, correspondence, drawings, photos & slides re 31/33 Kingsbury.


Grid reference SP 81892 13912 (point)
Civil Parish AYLESBURY, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

Finds (4)

  • SHERD (Early Iron Age to Middle Iron Age - 700 BC to 101 BC)
  • BOWL (13th Century to 14th Century - 1200 AD to 1399 AD)
  • VESSEL (12th Century to 13th Century - 1100 AD to 1299 AD)
  • VESSEL (14th Century to 15th Century - 1300 AD to 1499 AD)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

  • Event - Intervention: Informal salvage recording (EBC16089)
  • Event - Intervention: Informal salvage recording (EBC16090)

Record last edited

May 30 2022 8:47AM

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