Monument record 0014009000 - GRIMS DITCH IN OAKEN GROVE

Summary

Section of probable Iron Age linear earthwork, Grim's Ditch, recorded in field and geophysical survey

Protected Status/Designation

  • Ancient Monument 1021197: BUCKINGHAMSHIRE GRIM'S DITCH: 245M LONG SECTION IN OAKEN GROVE WITH TWO ASSOCIATED POST MILL MOUNDS, 235M SOUTH EAST OF BRIARY COTTAGES
  • Planning Notification Area: Late Prehistoric linear earthworks of Grims Ditch

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Type and Period (3)

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

Description

Dimensions - Length 0210 m
Plan Form - LINEAR
BANK PARTIALLY REMOVED POSSIBLY TO BUILD 2 MOUNDS - SEE CASS 1647 (B1). SINGLE RAMPART & DITCH TO S (B2). SOME MASKING BY BRAMBLE COVER BUT FAIRLY GOOD PROFILE. SCHEDULED: SAM 35338. SCHEDULING REVISED FEBRUARY 2004 (B3). RESISTIVITY SURVEY SHOWS DITCH CONTD 100-110M BEYOND VISIBLE SE END OF DITCH. THEN MAY TURN NE OR ENDS (B4). MARKED BETWEEN NGR'S (B5).
Ground reconnaissance by Network Archaeology to the east of Honor End Lane and in Lodge Wood (between SP86320163 and SP86770145) failed to identify any traces of the monument extending the existing line beyond Honor End Lane. [Possibly the monument changes direction here, swinging NE to meet the projected line north of Road Farm?](B17).
Magnetometer survey carried out along possible line of monument to west of Honor End Lane (at SP86060175 and SP86150172). Faint anamolies may represent a possible slighted bank. Profile across earthwork recorded by Network Archaeology in February 1999 (B18).
Negative watching brief carried out by TVAS in July 2002. Disturbance probably restricted to topsoil only (B20). Negative watching brief carried out by TVAS in October 2003. Disturbance restricted to topsoil and top of subsoil. 2 unstratified and undiagnostic flint flakes recovered (B22).

Sources (15)

  • <1>SBC14166 Bibliographic reference: SHEAHAN P26.
  • <1>SBC283 Bibliographic reference: ALLCROFT A HADRIAN 1908 EARTHWORK OF ENGLAND P513.
  • <2>SBC12782 Bibliographic reference: RCHM BUCKS 1 PP163-164.
  • <2>SBC265 Bibliographic reference: ALLCROFT A H 1908 EARTHWORK OF ENGLAND PP511-514.
  • <3>SBC13962 Scheduling record: English Heritage. 2004. SCHEDULING LISTS OF INSPECTORATE OF ANCIENT MONUMENTS: SAM 35338.
  • <3>SBC15445 Bibliographic reference: VCH BUCKS 2 PP34-35.
  • <4>SBC11484 Graphic material: DR C A Padgham. 1966. PADGHAM DR C A MAY 1966 RESISTIVITY SURVEY APRIL-MAY 1966 ..
  • <4>SBC3241 Article in serial: O G S Crawford. 1931. 'CHILTERN GRIM'S DITCH', IN ANTIQUITY 5 PP161-171. Vol 5.
  • <5>SBC10400 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1960. OS 1960 6-INCH MAP. 1:10,560.
  • <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.
  • <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. pp3,5 Fig 5.
  • <18>SBC19566 Unpublished document: Network Archaeology. 1999. Grim's Ditch Archaeological and Management Survey Phase III. pp4-5,11,14, Appendix 2, Figs 5,23,34,44.
  • <20>SBC19673 Unpublished document: Thames Valley Archaeological Services. 2002. Honor End Lane, Prestwood: An Archaeological Watching Brief.
  • <22>SBC22122 Unpublished document: Thames Valley Archaeological Services. 2003. Honor Lodge, Honor End Lane, Prestwood: An Archaeological Watching Brief.

Location

Grid reference Centred SP 8553 0201 (200m by 110m) (Centred on)
Civil Parish GREAT AND LITTLE HAMPDEN, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Finds (1)

  • FLAKE (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC? to 701 BC?)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (5)

  • Event - Survey: (EBC13203)
  • Event - Survey: Ground reconnaissance (EBC16001)
  • Event - Survey: Magnetometry (and resistivity) survey (EBC16003)
  • Event - Intervention: Watching brief (Ref: HEP 02/60) (EBC16049)
  • Event - Intervention: Watching brief (Ref: HLP 03/97) (EBC16459)

Record last edited

Sep 30 2015 8:09PM

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