Monument record 0211404001 - LOT'S HOLE: aisled halls


Beam slots and postholes define two aisled twelfth to thirteenth century buildings at Lot's Hole

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded


Type and Period (1)

  • BUILDING (12th Century to 13th Century - 1100 AD to 1299 AD)


The area excavation carried out by Oxford Archaeology at Lot's Hole covered some 80x x 250m. A series of rectangular buildings were noted by the presence of post holes and beam slots. The site would appear to have been deserted in the mid 13th century (B9).
Building 51880 is situated close to the east side of the enclosure and has been truncated by previous activity. It was defined by a series of beam slots associated with postholes defining a rectangular structure 8m x 6m with two central aisle postholes and three subsidiary internal roof supports inside the NE, SW and SE corners. The west wall beam slot was interrupted, defining a 0.6m wide entrance. Immediately W of the building were three pits truncated by the later expansion of the enclosure. Building 51881 situated within Phase 4 of the ecnlsoure is defined by interupted beam slot gullies and postholes. A possible entrance, some 2.6m wide with a central exterior posthole to two internal postholes was located close to the SW corner. One definate and one possibel ridge pole was identified. Slight traces of burning within the footprint of the building suggest that it was used for domestic occupation. Pits and gullies to the S produced 13-15th century pottery (B12).

Sources (4)

  • ---SBC17938 Aerial Photograph: 17/06/57. CUC VF 56. SU\922801. Yes. Yes.
  • <9>SBC19098 Unpublished document: Oxford Archaeological Unit. 1997. Maidenhead, Windsor and Eton Flood Alleviation Scheme Post-Ex Assessment and Updated Project Design: Lot's Hole.
  • <11>SBC20153 Article in serial: Stuart Foreman. 1998. Excavations in advanceof the Environment Agency Maidenhead, Windsor and Eton Flood Eleviation Scheme. SMA 28, 1998. pp26-30.
  • <12>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.


Grid reference Centred SU 92224 79698 (14m by 15m)
Civil Parish DORNEY, South Bucks, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (5)

  • Event - Survey: Aerial photography (EBC1189)
  • 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

Jun 18 2010 4:42PM

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