Monument record 0632103000 - Taplow Hillfort: Saxon reoccupation


Evidence for Saxon reoccupation of Taplow Hillfort found in excavation at Taplow Court

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded


Type and Period (1)

  • OCCUPATION SITE (Saxon - 410 AD to 1065 AD)


A ditch found by Wessex Archaeology in their evaluation trench 6 was thought by Oxford Archaeology to possibly be Saxon in date, but there was no dating evidence (B4).
Anglo-Saxon activity includes a poorly preserved inhumation dating from the late 6th-7th century cal AD and finds which date from c. 650-980 cal AD from the upper fills of the Iron Age ditch. These finds include a sherd which possibly formed part of a late Roman vessel imported from the eastern Mediterranean. It is also possible that a foundation trench belonged to an Anglo-Saxon building. Although these finds provide only a shadowy image of Anglo-Saxon activity, their proximity to the Taplow Mound lends them a special interest (B3).

Sources (6)

  • ---SBC20136 Photograph: Sandy Kidd (BCC). 1999. Photographs taken during Oxford Archaeology's Open Day at Taplow Hill Fort. 35mm. Print. 3in x 5in.
  • ---SBC20137 Photograph: Sandy Kidd. 1999. Colour and B/W photograhs taken of Oxford Archaeology's area excavation of Taplow Hillfort. 35mm. 3in x 5in.
  • <1>SBC20135 Article in serial: Tim Allen & Hugo Lamdin-Whymark. 2001. 'The Taplow Hillfort', in Current Archaeology 175. 175.
  • <2>SBC22435 Unpublished document: Oxford Archaeology. 2005. Taplow Court (Phase 2), Taplow: Archaeological Evaluation Report.
  • <3>SBC22946 Unpublished document: Oxford Archaeology. 2007. Taplow Court, Buckinghamshire: Draft Publication Report. p 103.
  • <4>SBC22947 Unpublished document: Wessex Archaeology. 1998. Taplow Court, Taplow, Buckinghamshire. p 14.


Grid reference SU 90683 82399 (point)
Civil Parish TAPLOW, South Bucks, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (4)

Related Events/Activities (3)

  • Event - Intervention: Area excavation of hillfort at Taplow Court (EBC16343)
  • Event - Intervention: Evaluation trial trenching (Ref: TAPC 05) (EBC16605)
  • Event - Intervention: Evaluation trial trenching at Taplow Court (EBC16342)

Record last edited

Sep 14 2007 4:04PM

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