Monument record 0010600000 - BRILL

Summary

Bank and ditch earthwork complex, of uncertain date and function.

Protected Status/Designation

  • Ancient Monument BU143: Earthworks near Brill Church

Map

Type and Period (2)

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Unknown date)
  • DITCH (Unknown date)

Description

Dimensions - Length 0120 m Height 0002
Plan Form - LINEAR
SCHEDULED ANCIENT MONUMENT. STRUCTURE C 50M N OF CHURCH BETWEEN NGR'S. VARIOUSLY DATED TO IRON AGE, SAXON, MEDIEVAL & CIVIL WAR PERIODS. IN 1972 120M OF BANK SURVIVED, UP TO 2M HIGH; PART OF DITCH WAS VISIBLE & HOLDING WATER (B6).
IN 1973 PART OF VISIBLE DITCH FILLED WITH MATERIAL FROM E END OF BANK (B7).
VISIT TO NEARBY GARDEN BY MICHAEL FARLEY ESTABLISHED A CLEAR SLOPE FROM HIGHER LAND FORMING MOST OF THE EAST OF THE GARDEN. LOOKS VERY PROBABLE THAT THIS WAS THE FORMER COURSE OF THE DITCH AND ALSO MATCHES THE CURVE OF THE HIGH STREET (B17).
Ground penetrating radar survey of 26 transverses on public access land in the centre carried out in April 2014 by Stratascan as part of a research project to locate the course and extent of the earthworks. See report for detail (B20).

Sources (20)

  • <1>SBC7476 Bibliographic reference: LIPSCOMB 1 P104.
  • <2>SBC306 Bibliographic reference: ALLCROFT HA 1908 EARTHWORK OF ENGLAND P471.
  • <3>SBC12740 Bibliographic reference: RCHM BUCKS 1 P67.
  • <4>SBC15855 Bibliographic reference: VCH BUCKS 4 P15.
  • <5>SBC858 Bibliographic reference: F W Bateson. 1966. BRILL, A SHORT HISTORY. pp11-12.
  • <6>SBC8474 Verbal communication: MEF, BATESON FW, DAVIES M 1972 (19 SEPT) PERS COMM.
  • <7>SBC8372 Unpublished document: Mike Farley. 1973. RODGER I & FARLEY M E 1973 (21 MAY) NOTES FOLLOWING FIELD VISIT.
  • <8>SBC8425 Verbal communication: MEF 1976(JULY) PERS COMM.
  • <9>SBC8423 Verbal communication: MEF 1976(AUG) PERS COMM.
  • <10>SBC8433 Verbal communication: MEF 1977(JULY) PERS COMM.
  • <11>SBC8438 Verbal communication: MEF 1977(SEPT) PERS COMM.
  • <12>SBC11296 Unpublished document: Ordnance Survey Field Investigator. OS RECORD CARD, FILED.
  • <13>SBC13758 Verbal communication: RODGER I & MEF 1980(JULY) PERS COMM (MR I RODGER OF BRILL).
  • <14>SBC6532 Verbal communication: HURMAN BM 1980(FEB) PERS COMM.
  • <15>SBC6190 Scheduling record: English Heritage. 1986. NOTIFICATION OF SCHEDULING.
  • <16>SBC4928 Article in serial: Michael Farley. 1989. 'AN IRON AGE HILLFORT AT BRILL?', IN RECS OF BUCKS 31 PP27-32 & PL III-IV. Vol 31.
  • <17>SBC19792 Unpublished document: Michael Farley. 26-May-1996. M FARLEYS NOTES ON SITE VISIT TO EARTHWORK, BRILL.
  • <18>SBC22579 Unpublished document: John Moore Heritage Services. 2005. An Archaeological Excavation at Brill Sports and Social Club, Church Street, Brill.
  • <19>SBC24302 Unpublished document: John Moore Heritage Services. 2012. An Archaeological Watching Brief at Brill Sports and Social Club, Church Street, Brill.
  • <20>SBC25375 Unpublished document: Stratascan. 2014. Geophysical Survey Report: Brill.

Location

Grid reference Centred SP 6559 1391 (122m by 29m) (Centred on)
Civil Parish BRILL, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (8)

Related Events/Activities (4)

  • Event - Survey: Ground penetrading radar survey (Ref: J6661) (EBC18264)
  • Event - Survey: Site visit (EBC16652)
  • Event - Survey: Site visit (EBC16653)
  • Event - Survey: Site Visit (EBC16133)

Record last edited

Nov 7 2020 11:42AM

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