Monument record 0014000003 - GRIM'S DITCH

Summary

Late prehistoric linear earthwork known as Grim's Ditch

Protected Status/Designation

  • Ancient Monument
  • SHINE: Earthwork survival of section of ditch within Rushmoor Wood, identified during field survey and visible on LiDAR. Possibly section of Grim's Ditch reused as a medieval woodland bank.

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Type and Period (1)

  • LINEAR EARTHWORK (BOUNDARY BANK & DITCH, Early Iron Age to Saxon - 700 BC? to 1065 AD?)

Description

Dimensions - Length 0026 km
Plan Form - LINEAR
S OXON & CHILTERN GRIM'S DITCHES COMPARED. EVIDENCE FAVOURS PRE IA DATE (DISCUSSES RELEVANCE OF NEARBY HILLFORTS: BODDINGTON, PULPIT HILL, IVINGHOE (B9-10).
NOTES BY R E MORTIMER WHEELER, 1930, MADE WHEN VISITING GRIM'S DITCH WITH O G S CRAWFORD (B11). SURVEY OF DITCH & POSSIBLE ADDITIONAL LENGTHS (B12).

Sources (13)

  • <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SBC16525 Unpublished document: Mortimer Wheeler. 1930.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SBC4487 Unpublished document: H B Eaton. 1986.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'.
  • <16>SBC19564 Unpublished document: Buckinghamshire County Museum Archaeological Service. 1997. An Archaeological and Management Survey of Grim's Ditch, Buckinghamshire.

Location

Grid reference Centred SP 8862 0366 (10450m by 11480m) (Centred on)
Civil Parish DRAYTON BEAUCHAMP, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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Record last edited

Mar 12 2019 11:53AM

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