Monument record 0179100000 - BOTTOM FARM

Summary

Saxon or medieval cross-dyke recorded in field survey

Protected Status/Designation

  • Planning Notification Area: Earthworks of possible late Saxon boundary
  • Planning Notification Area: Earthworks of possible late Saxon boundary

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Type and Period (4)

  • CROSS DYKE? (5th Century Saxon to Medieval - 410 AD? to 1539 AD?)
  • LINEAR EARTHWORK (5th Century Saxon to Medieval - 410 AD? to 1539 AD?)
  • BOUNDARY BANK (5th Century Saxon to Medieval - 410 AD? to 1539 AD?)
  • BOUNDARY DITCH (5th Century Saxon to Medieval - 410 AD? to 1539 AD?)

Description

Dimensions - Length 0220 m
Plan Form - LINEAR
LINEAR EARTHWORK: BANK 1.7M HIGH & DITCH (TO N) 1M DEEP. RUNS ACROSS VALLEY FLOOR FROM SU81279755-81009740 & VISIBLE ON AP'S AT SU80759715. NON DEFENSIVE. DARK AGES OR LATER TERRITORIAL BOUNDARY? (B1).
PERHAPS THE 'FASTENDICH' REFERRED TO IN 1197 & LATER, MISSENDEN CARTULARY, CAL.INQ.P.M. ETC (B2).
Watching brief carried out by Oxford Archaeology in December 2008 during groundworks for building conversionat Slough Bottom Farm found no evidence for the continuation of the earthworks beneath the building. The earthwork may have been levelled and ploughed out or there may have been a gap in the bank at this point. See report for detail (B3).

Sources (5)

  • ---SBC18930 Aerial Photograph: 01/01/47. RAF 70.3038. SU\819969. Yes.
  • ---SBC18931 Aerial Photograph: 01/01/47. RAF 70.3039. SU\815967. Yes.
  • <1>SBC11361 Bibliographic reference: OS RECORD CARD,SU89 NW2,OCT 1972,FILED.
  • <2>SBC5861 Bibliographic reference: GREEN,HERBERT (HIGH WYCOMBE)JUNE 1983 (SEE HIS NOT ES,FILED;ALSO HUGHES M W 1931 IN ANTIQUITY5PP294-.
  • <3>SBC23363 Unpublished document: Oxford Archaeology. 2009. Slough Bottom Farm, Saunderton: Archaeological Watching Brief Report.

Location

Grid reference Centred SU 8101 9735 (520m by 400m) (Centred on)
Civil Parish BLEDLOW-CUM-SAUNDERTON, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Civil Parish WEST WYCOMBE RURAL, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (2)

  • Event - Survey: (EBC14170)
  • Event - Intervention: Watching brief (Ref: SASBOT 08) (EBC17170)

Record last edited

Jul 15 2021 11:53AM

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