Monument record 0014000000 - GRIM'S DITCH

Summary

Late prehistoric linear earthwork known as Grim's Ditch, running from Bradenham to Berkhamstead.

Protected Status/Designation

  • Ancient Monument
  • Planning Notification Area: Late Prehistoric linear earthworks of Grims Ditch
  • Planning Notification Area: Late Prehistoric linear earthworks of Grims Ditch
  • Planning Notification Area: Late Prehistoric linear earthworks of Grims Ditch
  • Planning Notification Area: Late Prehistoric linear earthworks of Grims Ditch

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Type and Period (4)

  • LINEAR EARTHWORK (Early Iron Age to Late Iron Age - 700 BC? to 42 AD?)
  • BOUNDARY BANK (Early Iron Age to Late Iron Age - 700 BC? to 42 AD?)
  • BOUNDARY DITCH (Early Iron Age to Late Iron Age - 700 BC? to 42 AD?)
  • (Former Type) LINEAR EARTHWORK (Saxon - 410 AD? to 1065 AD?)

Description

Dimensions - Length 0026 km
Plan Form - LINEAR
(CASS 0140:00:000-003 FOR GENERAL DESCRIPTION ONLY. FOR INDIVIDUAL STRETCHES SEE CASS 0140:01-19 & 4704). GRIMES DYKE/GRIMS DITCH, RUNS NEARLY E-W THROUGH BUCKS. TRACED FROM BRADENHAM-BERKHAMSTED (HERTS). PERHAPS DEFINED MERCIAN KINGDOM (B1).
TRACEABLE FOR 16 MILES. SINGLE VALLUM & DITCH (B2).

Sources (31)

  • <1>SBC14166 Bibliographic reference: SHEAHAN P26.
  • <2>SBC265 Bibliographic reference: ALLCROFT A H 1908 EARTHWORK OF ENGLAND PP511-514.
  • <3>SBC15445 Bibliographic reference: VCH BUCKS 2 PP34-35.
  • <4>SBC3241 Article in serial: O G S Crawford. 1931. 'CHILTERN GRIM'S DITCH', IN ANTIQUITY 5 PP161-171. Vol 5.
  • <5>SBC6477 Article in serial: M W Hughes. 1931. 'GRIMS DITCH & CUTHWULF'S EXPEDITION TO THE CHILTERNS IN AD 571', IN ANTIQUITY 5 PP291-314. Vol 5.
  • <6>SBC16526 Article in serial: Mortimer Wheeler. 1934. WHEELER R E M 1934 'LONDON & THE GRIM'S DITCHES', IN ANTIQUARIES JOURNAL 14 PP254-263. Vol 14.
  • <7>SBC4461 Article in serial: James Dyer. 1963. 'THE CHILTERNS GRIMS DITCH', IN ANTIQUITY 37 PP46-49. Vol 37.
  • <8>SBC6307 Bibliographic reference: J F Head. 1955. 'EARLY MAN IN SOUTH BUCKS' PP65-66,77,89,103-104,111-112.
  • <9>SBC1800 Article in serial: Richard Bradley. 1968. 'SOUTH OXON GRIM'S DITCH & ITS SIGNIFICANCE', IN OXONIENSIA 33 PP1-13. Vol 33.
  • <10>SBC6418 Article in serial: J Hinchliffe. 1975. 'EXCAVATIONS AT GRIM'S DITCH, MONGEWELL,1974', IN OXONIENSIA 40 PP122-135. Vol 40.
  • <11>SBC16525 Unpublished document: Mortimer Wheeler. 1930. PHOTOCOPY OF WHEELER'S NOTES SUPPLIED BY C SAUNDERS, VERULAMIUM MUSEUM, FEB 1980.
  • <12>SBC4487 Unpublished document: H B Eaton. 1986. 'GRIM'S DITCH'.
  • <13>SBC19154 Unpublished document: Network Archaeology. 1999. 'Highwood', Kiln Ln., Lacey Green, Bucks..
  • <14>SBC19079 Unpublished document: Oxford Archaeological Unit. 2001. 'F-Block', RAF High Wycombe Bradenham, Buckinghamshire.
  • <15>SBC19462 Unpublished document: Network Archaeology. 2000. 1, Bridleway, Shire Lane, Cholesbury: Archaeological Watching Brief.
  • <16>SBC19564 Unpublished document: Buckinghamshire County Museum Archaeological Service. 1997. An Archaeological and Management Survey of Grim's Ditch, Buckinghamshire.
  • <17>SBC19565 Unpublished document: Network Archaeology. 1998. Grim's Ditch Archaeological and Management Survey Phase II.
  • <18>SBC19566 Unpublished document: Network Archaeology. 1999. Grim's Ditch Archaeological and Management Survey Phase III.
  • <19>SBC19568 Unpublished document: Alistair Bartlett. 1998. Bartlett A 1998 Grim's Ditch, Buckinghamshire: Report on Archaeogeophysical Survey.
  • <20>SBC19673 Unpublished document: Thames Valley Archaeological Services. 2002. Honor End Lane, Prestwood: An Archaeological Watching Brief.
  • <21>SBC20072 Unpublished document: Network Archaeology. 2003. Land Between Kiln Lodge and Kiln Barn, Lacey Green: Archaeological Evaluation.
  • <22>SBC22122 Unpublished document: Thames Valley Archaeological Services. 2003. Honor Lodge, Honor End Lane, Prestwood: An Archaeological Watching Brief.
  • <23>SBC22152 Unpublished document: Thames Valley Archaeological Services. 2004. Stocken Farm, Lacey Green, Princes Risborough: an Archaeological Evaluation.
  • <25>SBC22162 Unpublished document: Wessex Archaeology. 2004. RAF High Wycombe, Bradenham: Archaeological Evaluation.
  • <26>SBC22397 Unpublished document: Chiltern Archaeology. 2005. Archaeological investigation on land between Kiln Lodge and Kiln Barn, Lacey Green: Archaeological evaluation.
  • <27>SBC23143 Unpublished document: Oxford Archaeology. 2008. Grim's Ditch, RAF High Wycombe: Archaeological Watching Brief Report.
  • <28>SBC23453 Bibliographic reference: English Heritage. 2009. Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South East.
  • <29>SBC23541 Unpublished document: Oxford Archaeology. 2009. Site 2, RAF High Wycombe: Archaeological Evaluation Report..
  • <30>SBC24573 Unpublished document: Thames Valley Archaeological Services. 2015. Datcha, Kiln Lane, Lacey Green, Princes Risborough: Archaeological Recording Action.
  • <31>SBC24632 Unpublished document: Chiltern Archaeology. 2015. Mount Pleasant, Taylors Lane, St Leonards, Bucks, HP23 6LQ: Archaeological evaluation.
  • <32>SBC25407 Unpublished document: Wardell Armstrong. 2018. A Record of the Setting of Grim's Ditch, Great Missenden Jones Hill Wood, Bucks - Site Code HS2 Phase 1 EWC Central Geophysical Survey Report for Jones Hill Wood.

Location

Grid reference Centred SP 8862 0366 (10450m by 11480m) (Centred on)
Civil Parish LACEY GREEN, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Civil Parish BRADENHAM, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Civil Parish GREAT AND LITTLE HAMPDEN, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (22)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • Event - Intervention: Evaluation (EBC15907)

Record last edited

Dec 29 2020 4:06PM

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