Monument record 0083900000 - BOYER'S PIT, WILLOWBANK

Summary

Early Mesolithic flint-working site found in the early twentieth century at Boyer's Pit

Protected Status/Designation

  • Planning Notification Area: Late Palaeolithic and early Mesolithic camp site partly excavated in advance of re-development

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Type and Period (1)

  • LITHIC WORKING SITE (Early Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 7001 BC)

Description

MESOLITHIC WORKING FLOOR: ACTUAL PREHISTORIC FLOOR LAY UNDER SANDERSONS FABRICS' PLAYING FIELDS. SITE DISCOVERED 1903 BY KENNARD & GEOL. ASSOC, & FLINTS COLLECTED UNTIL C.1918, AMOUNTING TO THOUSANDS, NOW IN BM. MAGLEMOSEAN SITE (B1,B3,B4).
NGR IN B1 (TQ054855) APPEARS WRONG; NGR ABOVE PROBABLE (B2,B5).
Boyer's Pit is situated approximately 170 yards east of Willowbank and about 50 yards southeast of a willow-girt pond. The hollow of this pond consists of the remnants of gravel workings undertaken between 1913 and1918 by William Boyer & Sons, Ltd. Today the site itself is lying under the playing fields of the Sandersons Fabric factory. The only account of archaeological information comes from recollections by Mr A.D. Lacaille of conversations with the maiin bodies concerned with the site's investigations and from Mr F.N. Haward's reports and annotated sketches covering the field observations. These observations were mainly concerned with the flint tool typology; no pollen analyses and above all no systematic, area excavation (B6.)

Sources (6)

  • <1>SBC7205 Article in serial: A D Lacaille. 1963. 'MESOLITHIC INDUSTRIES BESIDE COLNE WATERS IN IVER & DENHAM', IN RECS OF BUCKS 17 PP143-148, 165-181 & ILLUS. Vol 17.
  • <2>SBC4769 Verbal communication: Mike Farley. FARLEY M E.
  • <3>SBC17107 Bibliographic reference: WYMER J J & BONSALL C J 1977 GAZETTEER OF UPPER PALAEOLITHIC/MESOLITHIC SITES IN ENGLAND & WALES. p20.
  • <4>SBC11276 Unpublished document: Ordnance Survey Field Investigator. OS RECORD CARD TQ 08 SW 09 (FILED).
  • <5>SBC2442 Bibliographic reference: CAS CARD 0839.
  • <6>SBC22555 Unpublished document: Greater London Council. 1977. The Archaeology of the Colne Valley Park. Table 3.

Location

Grid reference TQ 05380 85440 (point)
Civil Parish DENHAM, South Bucks, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (8)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • Event - Intervention: (EBC13339)

Record last edited

Jan 26 2012 12:40PM

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