Monument record 0095401000 - E OF LITTLE KIMBLE CHURCH

Summary

Motte and bailey castle near Little Kimble Church identified in field survey

Protected Status/Designation

  • Ancient Monument 1018007: MOTTE AND BAILEY CASTLE, MOATED SITE AND ROMAN VILLA IMMEDIATELY EAST OF ALL SAINT'S CHURCH
  • Planning Notification Area: Site of Roman villa, earthworks of Medieval motte and bailey castle and manorial moat at Little Kimble

Map

Type and Period (1)

  • MOTTE AND BAILEY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Description

Dimensions - Radius 2000 cm Height 0450
Plan Form - SUBRECTANGULAR
FLAT TOPPED MOUND. SUMMIT 20M ACROSS. 1M BELOW SUMMIT MOUND EXTENDS 20M SE. ENCLOSING DITCH OPENS ON TO LOW-LYING MARSHY GROUND TO E OF MOTTE. APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN ALTERED (B1,B3-4).
POSSIBLE REFERENCE IN CHARTER OF C.1250 GRANTING MISSENDEN ABBEY LAND BETWEEN CASTLE & WALTER DE MERSA'S LAND (B7).
SURVEY (B10).
SCHEDULED (B11).
Included in English Heritage's Monuments at Risk Register in 2011, 2015-2019. Condition described as 'Generally unsatisfactory with major localised problems', the principal vulnerability was from extensive stock erosion, with the trend described as declining. In 2017 the trend was described as stable; in 2019 the pricipal vulnerability to the dam earthwork was described as 'collapse', with the trend described as 'improving'. (B12-17).

Sources (17)

  • <1>SBC292 Bibliographic reference: ALLCROFT A HADRIAN 1908 EARTHWORK OF ENGLAND PP413 & 476 FIG 164.
  • <2>SBC15430 Bibliographic reference: VCH BUCKS 2 PP303-305.
  • <3>SBC12641 Bibliographic reference: RCHM BUCKS 1 P167.
  • <4>SBC11368 Unpublished document: Ordnance Survey Field Investigator. OS RECORD CARDS (FILED).
  • <5>SBC10469 Map: OS 1976 1:2500 MAP (PART FILED).
  • <6>SBC12152 Bibliographic reference: PIKE A R MARCH 1981.
  • <7>SBC6780 Bibliographic reference: JENKINS J G 1946 CARTULARY OF MISSENDEN ABBEY PTII IN BUCKSRECORDSOC10P167CHARTER529"/COMMENTBYARPIK.
  • <8>SBC1286 Bibliographic reference: BCM ACCESSIONS REGISTERS 1917 & 1961.
  • <9>SBC11635 Bibliographic reference: PC'S LAWSON C & HANKS T, & PIKE A.
  • <10>SBC5623 Unpublished document: Buckinghamshire County Museum Archaeological Service. 1996. A REPORT ON AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF THE EARTHWORKS AT LITTLE KIMBLE.
  • <11>SBC14032 Scheduling record: English Heritage. 1998. SCHEDULING LISTS OF INSPECTORATE OF ANCIENT MONUMENTS.
  • <12>SBC24032 Bibliographic reference: English Heritage. 2011. Heritage at Risk Register 2011: South East. p25.
  • <13>SBC24601 Digital archive: Historic England. 2015. Heritage at Risk Register 2015.
  • <14>SBC24775 Digital archive: Historic England. 2016. Heritage at Risk Register 2016. p8.
  • <15>SBC24932 Digital archive: Historic England. 2017. Heritage at Risk Register 2017.
  • <16>SBC25083 Digital archive: Historic England. 2018. Heritage at Risk Register 2018.
  • <17>SBC25245 Digital archive: Historic England. 2019. Heritage at Risk Register 2019. p133.

Location

Grid reference SP 82770 06390 (point)
Civil Parish GREAT AND LITTLE KIMBLE, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

Related Events/Activities (2)

  • Event - Survey: (EBC14168)
  • Event - Survey: Earthwork survey (Ref: LIK 96) (EBC14396)

Record last edited

Feb 16 2021 3:34PM

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any questions or more information about this record? Please feel free to comment below with your name and email address. All comments are submitted to the Heritage Portal maintainers for moderation, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible. Comments, questions and answers that may be helpful to other users will be retained and displayed along with the name you supply. The email address you supply will never be displayed or shared.