Monument record 0001200000 - DANES CAMP, GREAT HAMPDEN

Summary

Ditched prospect mound, partly excavated in 1855 and recorded on aerial photographs

Protected Status/Designation

  • Ancient Monument 1013956: MOTTE CASTLE KNOWN AS DANE'S CAMP 400M SOUTH OF HAMPDEN HOUSE
  • Planning Notification Area: Earthwork mound, possibly a Medieval motte or post-medieval prospect mound

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Type and Period (2)

  • MOUND (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)
  • PROSPECT MOUND? (Post-Medieval - 1540 AD? to 1798 AD?)

Description

Dimensions - Radius 1900 Height 0274 cm
Plan Form - CIRCULAR
SCHEDULED. MOATED MOUND. CAUSEWAYS NW & SE SIDES WHICH LOOK ORIGINAL. 1FT HOLE IN TOP OF MOUND (1971)(B1).
EXCAVATED BY B BURGESS: HOLE DUG DOWN THROUGH CENTRE. FEW PIECES OF TILE FOUND. BURGESS BELIEVED POSSIBLE DEFENCE AGAINST DANES WITH STOCKADE WORKS ON TOP (B2).
Reinterpretation of mound, possibly prospect mound for for Gt Hambledon House (B9).
Field survey by D Went (B10).

Sources (10)

  • <1>SBC14016 Scheduling record: English Heritage. 1996. SCHEDULING LISTS OF INSPECTORATE OF ANCIENT MONUMENTS.
  • <2>SBC2206 Article in serial: BURGESS B 1856 EARTHWORKS AT HAMPDEN & LITTLE KIMB LE IN RECSOFBUCKS"1PP138-139".
  • <3>SBC12638 Bibliographic reference: RCHM BUCKS 1 P163.
  • <4>SBC3242 Bibliographic reference: CRAWFORD O G S 1931 THE CHILTERN GRIM'S DITCHES IN ANTIQUITY"5P168".
  • <5>SBC13704 Bibliographic reference: RENN D F 1959 MOTTES:A CLASSIFICATION IN ANTIQUITY"33P111".
  • <6>SBC3329 Bibliographic reference: D F RENN'S CORRESPONDENCE WITH J F HEAD IN CAS FIL E 1647.
  • <7>SBC10628 Unpublished document: Ordnance Survey Field Investigator. OS RECORD CARD.
  • <8>SBC12189 Bibliographic reference: PIKE A R OCT 1979 FIELD VISIT.
  • <9>SBC19393 Verbal communication: Farley M. 1999. Pers comm Farley M to Wise J.
  • <10>SBC19394 Graphic material: D Went. 1995. Sketch plan of Dane's Camp, Gt Hampden.

Location

Grid reference SP 84750 02040 (point)
Civil Parish GREAT AND LITTLE HAMPDEN, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (3)

Related Events/Activities (4)

  • Event - Intervention: (EBC11794)
  • Event - Survey: (EBC13472)
  • Event - Survey: Site visit (EBC15904)
  • Event - Survey: Sketch plan (EBC15903)

Record last edited

Jul 19 2018 12:49PM

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