Monument record 0014007000 - GRIMS DITCH BETWEEN REDLAND END AND HAMPDEN PARK

Summary

Section of probable Iron Age linear earthwork recorded in geophysical survey

Protected Status/Designation

  • Ancient Monument 1021195: BUCKINGHAMSHIRE GRIM'S DITCH: SECTION EXTENDING FROM REDLAND END THROUGH BARNES'S GROVE TO HAMPDEN PARK
  • Planning Notification Area: Late Prehistoric linear earthworks of Grims Ditch

Map

Type and Period (2)

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Early Iron Age to Late Iron Age - 700 BC? to 42 AD?)
  • DITCH (Early Iron Age to Late Iron Age - 700 BC? to 42 AD?)

Description

Dimensions - Length 1582 m Height 0002
Plan Form - LINEAR
STRETCH FROM REDLAND END ALONG EDGE OF KINGSFIELD WOOD. RIGHT ANGLED TURN CONTINUES ESE-WNW ALMOST TO GREAT HAMPDEN. DITCH FLAT AT CORNER & LITTLE SIGN OF BANK - POSSIBLY ORIGINAL WAY THROUGH (B1-2). MARKED BETWEEN NGR'S (B3). SCHEDULED: SAM 35336. SCHEDULING REVISED FEBRUARY 2004 (B4). Geophysical survey carried out by the Bartlett-Clark Consultancy in 1998 at Knighton's Hill Wood (SP83850299) produced anomalies possibly representing the ditch whilst documentary research by Network Archaeology confirmed the presence of earthworks forming a corner at this location as shown on the 2nd edition 6" OS map (B17, B19). 6 profiles across earthwork recorded by Network Archaeology in February 1999 (B18).

Sources (20)

  • <1>SBC14166 Bibliographic reference: SHEAHAN P26.
  • <1>SBC282 Bibliographic reference: ALLCROFT A HADRIAN 1908 EARTHWORK OF ENGLAND P512.
  • <2>SBC12638 Bibliographic reference: RCHM BUCKS 1 P163.
  • <2>SBC265 Bibliographic reference: ALLCROFT A H 1908 EARTHWORK OF ENGLAND PP511-514.
  • <3>SBC10400 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1960. OS 1960 6-INCH MAP. 1:10,560.
  • <3>SBC15445 Bibliographic reference: VCH BUCKS 2 PP34-35.
  • <4>SBC13964 Scheduling record: English Heritage. 2004. SCHEDULING LISTS OF INSPECTORATE OF ANCIENT MONUMENTS: SAM 35336.
  • <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.
  • <17>SBC19565 Unpublished document: Network Archaeology. 1998. Grim's Ditch Archaeological and Management Survey Phase II. pp2-3,4,7-9, Figs 4,14.
  • <18>SBC19566 Unpublished document: Network Archaeology. 1999. Grim's Ditch Archaeological and Management Survey Phase III. pp4,10,Appendix 2,Figs 4,22,23.
  • <19>SBC19568 Unpublished document: Alistair Bartlett. 1998. Bartlett A 1998 Grim's Ditch, Buckinghamshire: Report on Archaeogeophysical Survey. pp2-3,4, Plans 3-4.

Location

Grid reference Centred SP 8398 0257 (1040m by 810m) (Centred on)
Civil Parish GREAT AND LITTLE HAMPDEN, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • Event - Survey: Magnetometry and resistivity surveys (EBC16000)

Record last edited

Nov 17 2016 2:50PM

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