Monument record 0234400000 - BETWEEN WEEDON HILL/BIERTON

Summary

Possible medieval moat or enclosure seen on aerial photographs and in field survey

Protected Status/Designation

  • SHINE: Mid to late Iron Age and Roman pits, ditches, and enclosures identified by geophysical survey and excavated through trial trench evaluation, and medieval to post-medieval earthwork remains of an enclosure vissible on aerial photographs and LiDAR.

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Type and Period (2)

  • ENCLOSURE (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)

Description

Dimensions - Width 0027 Length 0050 m
Plan Form - RECTANGULAR
HITHERTO UNRECORDED MOAT, MUCH EFFACED. DITCH CLEARLY DEFINED & ISLAND IS ABOVE LEVEL OF SURROUNDING PASTURE (B1-2).
OS 1:2500 MAP SHOWS 2 ARMS OF POSSIBLE MOAT OR ENCLOSURE, AT NGR (B3).
RECTANGULAR ENCLOSURE OVER RIDGE & FURROW SHOWS AS CROPMARK ON A/P BUT ONLY FAINTLY VISIBLE ON GROUND (B4).
The earthwork enclosure detected from aerial photographs and Lidar data is certainly post-Roman in date on stratigraphic grounds, as it was recorded directly overlying the Roman features in trenches 8, 10 and 11, but it is otherwise of uncertain date (B7).

Sources (6)

  • <1>SBC3164 Bibliographic reference: CONGRESS OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETIES: REPORT OF EA RTHWORKS COMMITTEE 1923 P31.
  • <2>SBC4523 Bibliographic reference: ELAND G 1923 IN BUCKS P35.
  • <3>SBC10358 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1925. OS 1925 1:2500 MAP. 1:2,500.
  • <5>SBC23554 Unpublished document: Buckinghamshire County Museum Archaeological Service. 1997. AYLESBURY NORTHERN LINK ROAD ARCHAEOLOGICAL APPRAISAL OF ROAD FOOTPRINT (BASED ON STAGE 1 & 2 ASSESSMENT).
  • <6>SBC23555 Unpublished document: Buckinghamshire County Museum Archaeological Service. 1998. AYLESBURY NORTHERN LINK ROAD ARCHAEOLOGICAL APPRAISAL OF AGREED ALIGNMENT.
  • <7>SBC24888 Unpublished document: Oxford Archaeology. 2013. Land north-east of Aylesbury, Bierton, Buckinghamshire: Archaeological Evaluation Report.

Location

Grid reference SP 82108 16230 (point)
Civil Parish AYLESBURY, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (4)

  • Event - Survey: (EBC11855)
  • Event - Survey: (EBC14113)
  • Event - Survey: Detailed geophysical survey (Ref: J3309) (EBC17666)
  • Event - Intervention: Trial trench evaluation north-east of Aylesbury (EBC17920)

Record last edited

Jun 6 2017 4:16PM

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