Monument record 0154200000 - TAPLOW BARROW

Summary

Barrow excavated in 1883, revealing a rich seventh century Saxon burial.

Protected Status/Designation

  • Ancient Monument 1014781: SAXON BARROW, CHURCH AND CEMETERIES IN THE OLD CHURCHYARD AT TAPLOW COURT
  • Planning Notification Area: Prehistoric hillfort, Saxon burial mound, site of Medieval parish church, 18th and 19th century park and gardens at Taplow Court

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Type and Period (1)

  • ROUND BARROW (7th Century - 600 AD to 699 AD)

Description

Dimensions - Radius 1150 cm Height 0300
Plan Form - CIRCULAR
BARROW IN OLD CHURCHYARD; EXCAVATED 1883: C7 PRINCELY BURIAL FOUND WITH VERY RICH GRAVE GOODS (NOW IN BRITISH MUSEUM). DURING EXCAVATION WERE MANY EARTH FALLS & COLLAPSE OF OLD YEW ON BARROW ONTO BURIAL REMAINS (B1-12).
CONTOUR/GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY: NO QUARRY DITCH (B13).
BURIAL PLACE (OR NOT) OF TAEPPA? (B20).
SCHEDULED: SAM 19050 (B9).
During the summers of 1995-9, the Taplow Court Archaeological Survey Team excavated 5 trenches around the house and in the churchyard of the old St Nicholas church. In the churchyard, trench 3 revealed a portion of a sub-circular ditch. Trench 4 exposed a further segment of the ditch, a shallow trench, a double posthole and the remains of a small pit. Trench 5 again revealed the ditch along with two medium sized pits and an irregular line of postholes (B21-23).

Sources (23)

  • <1>SBC6579 Bibliographic reference: ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS 1883 NOV 17 PP476-478; NOV 24 PP507,509 (FILED).
  • <2>SBC14750 Bibliographic reference: SOCIETY OF ANTIQUARIES OF LONDON PROCEEDINGS 2ND SERIES 10 1883-1885 PP19-20 (NOTE BY J RUTLAND).
  • <3>SBC14888 Article in serial: STEVENS J 1884 REMAINS FOUND IN AN ANGLO SAXON TUMULUS AT TAPLOW, BRIT-ISHARCHAEOLOGICALJOURNAL40PP6.
  • <4>SBC2208 Article in serial: BURGESS B 1884 OPENING OF A TUMULUS AT TAPLOW, RECSOFBUCKS5PP331-335"".
  • <5>SBC15293 Bibliographic reference: VCH BUCKS 1 PP199-203.
  • <6>SBC13616 Article in serial: RECS OF BUCKS 9 1907 PP320-321.
  • <7>SBC12701 Bibliographic reference: RCHM BUCKS 1 P294.
  • <8>SBC8310 Bibliographic reference: MEANEY A 1964 GAZETTEER OF EARLY ANGLO-SAXON BURIAL SITES P59.
  • <9>SBC14043 Scheduling record: English Heritage. 1996. SCHEDULING LISTS OF INSPECTORATE OF ANCIENT MONUMENTS: SAM 19050.
  • <10>SBC6671 Bibliographic reference: J F HEAD (MS NOTES GIVEN BY MRS L HEAD, MARCH 1984, FILED).
  • <11>SBC1891 Bibliographic reference: British Museum. 1923. GUIDE TO ANGLO SAXON & FOREIGN TEUTONIC ANTIQUITIES PP63-65.
  • <12>SBC15069 Bibliographic reference: THE TAPLOW BARROW (UNCREDITED PAMPHLET PRODUCED BY ?BM IN 1987/8, PHOTOCOPY FILED).
  • <13>SBC3181 Bibliographic reference: COPP A & ROYLE C 1987 REPORT ON THE SURVEYS CONDUCTED AT TAPLOW COURT/ FELL D, DANIELL C & RIMMER P.
  • <14>SBC11178 Bibliographic reference: OS RECORD CARD SU 98 SW 03 (FILED).
  • <15>SBC17108 Bibliographic reference: WYMER J J & BONSALL C J 1977 GAZETTEER OF UPPER PALAEOLITHIC/MESOLITHIC SITES IN ENGLAND & WALES P23.
  • <16>SBC2558 Bibliographic reference: CASS 05639.
  • <17>SBC3302 Bibliographic reference: CROWFOOT E & HAWKES S C 1967 EARLY ANGLO-SAXON GOLD BRAIDS, IN MEDIEVALARCHAEOLOGY11PP44FF"".
  • <18>SBC15019 Bibliographic reference: TAPLOW; BROOMFIELD; CAENBY; PROPOSED PUBLICATION SUMMARY (KATHARINE EAST, BRITISH MUSEUM)(FILED).
  • <19>SBC1939 Bibliographic reference: BROWN G BALDWIN 1915 ARTS IN EARLY ENGLAND 3 (FRONTISPIECE); 4 PP638-641.
  • <20>SBC16483 Bibliographic reference: WELCH M 1992 ANGLO-SAXON ENGLAND P96.
  • <22>SBC20008 Unpublished document: Taplow Court Archaeological Survey Team. 1999. Report on the research and excavation field work. Taplow Court Archaeological Survey Team.
  • <23>SBC20140 Article in serial: Elias Kupferman. 1999. Taplow Court Update. Vol 1, issue 5. pp3-4.
  • <24>SBC23605 Bibliographic reference: Tim Allen, Chris Hayden & Hugo Lamdin-Whymark. 2009. From Bronze Age Enclosure to Anglo-Saxon Settlement: Archaeological Excavations at Taplow Hillfort.

Location

Grid reference SU 90620 82160 (point)
Civil Parish TAPLOW, South Bucks, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (3)

Related Events/Activities (3)

  • Event - Intervention: (EBC11381)
  • Event - Survey: Geophysical survey (EBC1066)
  • Event - Intervention: Test pitting and trial trenching (EBC16346)

Record last edited

Nov 15 2017 7:52AM

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