Monument record 0084200000 - SANDSTONE, IVER

Summary

Early Mesolithic flint scatter found in gravel workings at Sandstone

Protected Status/Designation

  • Planning Notification Area: Mesolithic flintworking site found in gravel quarry

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Type and Period (2)

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

Description

J G MARSDEN COLLECTED MANY TOOLS & POLLEN SAMPLES FROM GRAVEL WORKINGS AT SANDSTONE UP TO 1938. AFTER THIS, A D LACAILLE CONTINUED WORK ON THE SITE. PEATY LAYERS OVERLAID THE GRAVEL, AND FINDS CAME FROM THE TOP OF GRAVEL & THE LOWER PEAT. MAGLEMOSEAN ASSEMBLAGE PRESENT. (FULL DETAILS) (B1-3).
Sandstone is another mesolithic site which is relatively close to the proposed Orange Route of the M25. Excavations have been carried out in the past, but these have not been systematic (B4).

Sources (4)

  • <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>SBC17106 Bibliographic reference: WYMER J J & BONSALL C J 1977 GAZETTEER OF UPPER PA LEOLITHIC/MESOLITHIC SITES IN ENGLAND & WALES, CB.
  • <3>SBC11859 Photograph: PHOTOGRAPHS OF SANDSTONE PIT IN GEOLOGICAL RECORDS CENTRE, BCM.
  • <4>SBC22555 Unpublished document: Greater London Council. 1977. The Archaeology of the Colne Valley Park. Table 3.

Location

Grid reference TQ 04400 83600 (point)
Civil Parish IVER, South Bucks, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

Related Events/Activities (2)

  • Event - Survey: (EBC1341)
  • Event - Intervention: Surface find (EBC12766)

Record last edited

Jul 15 2021 5:08PM

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