Monument record 0636001000 - Lynchett field system, Deer Park, Stowe


Medieval lynchets recorded in field survey

Protected Status/Designation

  • SHINE: Stowe medieval to post medieval landscape garden, medieval deserted villages of Lamport & Boycott, shrunken village of Daford, also moats, manors and fishponds, ridge and furrow earthworks & cropmarks, and areas of ancient semi natural woodland


Type and Period (1)

  • LYNCHET (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)


English Heritage's survey of Stowe undertaken in 2001 notes a lynchet running N-S along the western edge of the Deer Park. At its southern end, the scarp turns to run W-E and another lynchet runs above it for some 50m. The scarp is cut by the 18th century park pale and seems to mark the edge of medieval cultivation. A small linear mound at SP6702 3830 seems to be modern disturbance (1).

Sources (4)

  • ---SBC20023 Unpublished document: English Heritage. 2001. Stowe Park, Stowe, Buckinghamshire: An Archaeological Survey by English Heritage (Survey Report).
  • <1>SBC19212 Unpublished document: David Hall. 1994-99. Draft MPP Documentation for Midlands Open Fields Project.
  • <2>SBC19992 Unpublished document: Angus Wainwright. 1989. The National Trust Archaeological Survey: Stowe. pp37.
  • <3>SBC20024 Unpublished document: Hazel Riley. 2001. Stowe Park, Stowe, Buckinghamshire: An Archaeological Survey by English Heritage (Site Gazetteer). AI/21/2001.


Grid reference SP 6707 3820 (point) (Exact)
Civil Parish STOWE, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

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Record last edited

Aug 25 2009 11:45AM

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