Monument record 0804400000 - Aylesbury TA Centre, Oxford Road


Three medieval ditches found during evaluation trial trenching

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded


Type and Period (3)

  • DITCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DITCH (Unknown date)
  • PIT (Post-Medieval - 1540 AD? to 1798 AD?)


Evaluation trial trenching carried out by Wessex Archaeology in February and March 2003 revealed sparce medieval and post-medieval features on the site, indicative of domestic activity in the vicinity. In trench 7, 3 intercutting medieval ditches containing 12th to 13th century pottery in their fills, were aligned north-south and measured at least 0.5m wide, at least 0.32m deep; at least 1m wide, 0.6m deep; and 2.2m wide, 0.95m deep. 2 possible pits, both at least 2m in diameter and at least 0.45m deep, and probably post-medieval in date, were found in trench 4. A single undated ditch aligned NE-SW, 0.6m wide and 0.15m deep was found in trench 6a. Environmental samples recovered from 2 of the medieval ditches indicated deliberate dumping of charred plant material resulting from domestic activities in the vicinity of the site (B1). NGR to trench 7.

Sources (2)

  • <1>SBC20243 Unpublished document: Wessex Archaeology. 2003. Aylesbury TA, Oxford Road, Aylesbury: Report on Archaeological Evaluation.
  • <2>SBC23953 Unpublished document: Archaeology & Planning Solutions. 2005. Land North of Oxford Road, Aylesbury: Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment.


Grid reference SP 81384 13840 (point)
Civil Parish AYLESBURY, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

Finds (7)

  • VESSEL (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • VESSEL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • VESSEL (12th Century to 13th Century - 1100 AD to 1299 AD)
  • CLAY PIPE (SMOKING) (Post-Medieval - 1540 AD to 1798 AD)
  • MAMMAL REMAINS (Medieval to Post-Medieval - 1066 AD to 1798 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Medieval to Post-Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1798 AD)
  • PLANT MACRO REMAINS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • Event - Intervention: Evaluation trial trenching (Ref: 52435) (EBC16377)

Record last edited

Jul 25 2011 2:46PM

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