Monument record 0580003000 - LAKE END ROAD EAST: flint lined pits


Two Medieval flint lined pits excavated with fills containing mineralised wheat, fruit seeds and charcoal.

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded


Type and Period (1)

  • PIT (13th Century - 1200 AD to 1299 AD)


Fieldwalking in advance of the proposed Maidenhead Flood Relief Scheme produced various finds of pottery - mostly medieval (173 medieval sherds, 22 post-medieval, and 4 prehistoric/Saxon) (B5).
The finds from the area excavation undertaken by Oxford Archaeology suggest consistent land use in the medieval period from the 10th century. During the 14th-16th centuries two rectangular pits were dug between 0.6 and 0.8m deep with flat bases formed from natural gravel. The pits are lined with flint nodules and ceramic roofing tiles with a mortar matrix. The fill contains mineralised wheat, fruit seeds and charcoal. The upper fills contained pottery from the 13-16th centuries and also a single amber bead, possibly from a rosary (B4).

Sources (2)

  • <4>SBC19799 Monograph: Stuart Foreman, Jonathan Hiller and David Petts et al. 2002. Gathering the people, settling the land: the archaeology of a middle Thames landscape.
  • <5>SBC20148 Unpublished document: Buckinghamshire County Museum. 1990. Report of the fieldwalking undertaken by the County Museum Archaeological Group at the lake End Road East site.


Grid reference SU 92920 79661 (point)
Civil Parish DORNEY, South Bucks, Buckinghamshire

Finds (3)

  • VESSEL (13th Century to 16th Century - 1200 AD to 1599 AD)
  • BEAD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PLANT MACRO REMAINS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (4)

  • Event - Survey: Desk-based Assessment and Fieldwalking (EBC1054)
  • Event - Intervention: Evaluation trial trenching, test pitting and auger surveys (EBC10294)
  • Event - Intervention: Excavations along the line of the Maidenhead, Windsor and Eton Flood Eleviation Scheme (EBC16348)
  • Event - Intervention: Investigations for Maidenhead, Windsor and Eton Flood Alleviation Scheme (EBC16358)

Record last edited

Mar 21 2018 7:41PM

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