Monument record 0147900000 - THORNEY ISLAND

Summary

Late ninth century record of the Danes retreating to and being besieged at Thorney Island in 893

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Map

Type and Period (2)

  • BATTLEFIELD (893, 9th Century - 800 AD to 899 AD)
  • FORTIFICATION? (893, 9th Century - 800 AD to 899 AD)

Description

AETHELWEARD WROTE THAT AFTER SUFFERING DEFEAT AT FARNHAM, THE DANISH ARMY IN 893 FLED ACROSS THE THAMES & WAS BESEIGED IN AN ISLAND NAMED THORNEY. THE CHRONICLE STATES IT WAS AN ISLAND (UNNAMED) IN THE COLNE. SEVERAL ISLANDS IN THE COLNE NEAR THORNEY, INCLUDING RHOMBOIDAL ONE AT NGR, PROB SITE (B1-3).

Sources (3)

  • <1>SBC14874 Article in serial: F M Stenton. 1912. 'THE DANES AT THORNEY ISLAND IN 893', IN ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW 27 PP512-513. Vol 27.
  • <2>SBC13905 Bibliographic reference: P H Sawyer. 1962. AGE OF THE VIKINGS P128. p128.
  • <3>XYSBC11923 Verbal communication: PIKE A R (BCM) FROM B2 & OS 1960 SIX INCH MAP. [Mapped feature: #26517 ]

Location

Grid reference Centred TQ 04755 79152 (128m by 287m)
Civil Parish IVER, South Bucks, Buckinghamshire

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Record last edited

Dec 11 2018 6:33PM

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