Monument record 0014016000 - GRIM'S DITCH, LANES END


Iron Age or Saxon linear earthwork at Lane's End

Protected Status/Designation

  • Planning Notification Area: Earthworks of Prehistoric linear boundary of Grims Ditch


Type and Period (2)

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


Dimensions - Length 50m.
Plan Form - Linear.
Short length in a hedge. In 1960 there was a substantial ditch & the field on the N side was slightly raised. By 1983 the ditch had been filled in & was under the lawn of Jadewood. Bank stands c.2m in height & is wooded. Garage built over site of ditch end (B1-2).
Sscheduled. SAM 35342/02 (B2).
The excavation work proved the location, depth and width of Grim's Ditch which was shown to be 1.76m deep and 4m - 4.40m wide. The lower fills recorded early collapse or wash in, followed by a re-cut and then a gradual clay fill occuring during rainwater collection. The upper most fills are 19th and 20th century respectively (B31).

Sources (4)

  • <1>SBC12662 Bibliographic reference: RCHM BUCKS 1 P21.
  • <2>SBC13994 Scheduling record: English Heritage. 2004. SCHEDULING LISTS OF INSPECTORATE OF ANCIENT MONUMENTS: NO.35342.
  • <16>XYSBC19564 Unpublished document: Buckinghamshire County Museum Archaeological Service. 1997. An Archaeological and Management Survey of Grim's Ditch, Buckinghamshire. [Mapped feature: #46101 ]
  • <31>SBC24632 Unpublished document: Chiltern Archaeology. 2015. Mount Pleasant, Taylors Lane, St Leonards, Bucks, HP23 6LQ: Archaeological evaluation.


Grid reference Centred SP 90397 07530 (125m by 112m)
Civil Parish CHOLESBURY-CUM-ST. LEONARDS, Chiltern, Buckinghamshire
Civil Parish ASTON CLINTON, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • Event - Intervention: Archaeological evaluation of land north of Taylors Lane (EBC17746)

Record last edited

Feb 27 2022 4:39PM

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