Monument record 0014017000 - GRIM'S DITCH BETWEEN LANES END AND BOTTOM ROAD

Summary

Iron Age or Saxon linear earthwork between Lane's End and Bottom Road

Protected Status/Designation

  • Ancient Monument 1021201: BUCKINGHAMSHIRE GRIM'S DITCH: 520M LONG SECTION BETWEEN LANES END AND BOTTOM ROAD
  • Planning Notification Area: Earthworks of Prehistoric linear boundary of Grims Ditch

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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?)

Description

Dimensions - Length 300m.
Plan Form - Linear.
This stretch survives as sort of terrace on a field boundary, accentuating the different levels of the fields on either side. Ditch: slight depression on SE side of bank. At N end, towards Leylands Farm, the difference in levels is reduced and line continues as field boundary to farm (B1-4).
Profile across earthwork recorded by Network Archaeology in February 1999 (B18).
Scheduled Ancient Monument No.35343 (B24).

Sources (6)

  • <1>SBC12662 Bibliographic reference: RCHM BUCKS 1 P21.
  • <2>SBC4489 Bibliographic reference: EATON, CAPT H B OCT 1980 MS ON GRIM'S DITCH (FILED ).
  • <3>SBC11998 Verbal communication: Andrew Pike (BCM). 1983. PERS COMM FOLLOWING FIELD VISIT, AUG 1983.
  • <4>SBC2434 Bibliographic reference: CAS CARD 0140:17.
  • <18>XYSBC19566 Unpublished document: Network Archaeology. 1999. Grim's Ditch Archaeological and Management Survey Phase III. pp4,11,Appendix 2,Figs 8,25. [Mapped feature: #46100 ]
  • <24>SBC22158 Scheduling record: English Heritage. 2004. Scheduling Lists of Inspectorate of Ancient Monuments.

Location

Grid reference Centred SP 90652 07771 (405m by 370m)
Civil Parish CHOLESBURY-CUM-ST. LEONARDS, Chiltern, Buckinghamshire
Civil Parish ASTON CLINTON, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

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Record last edited

Feb 27 2022 4:56PM

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