Monument record 0021000000 - BUCKINGHAM

Summary

Historical records of late Saxon town

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Map

Type and Period (1)

  • TOWN (9th Century to 11th Century - 800 AD to 1099 AD)

Description

IN NOV 914 EDWARD THE ELDER (899-925) BUILT 'BURHS' ON BOTH BANKS OF R. OUSE AT BUCKINGHAM. AFTER 942 BUCKINGHAM LOST ITS MILITARY SIGNIFICANCE BUT REMAINED A ROYAL BOROUGH & DEVELOPED INTO A TOWN WITH A MARKET & MINT (B1,B5); NB: B1 HAS FOUNDATION DATE AS 915. NGR TO PRESENT TOWN CENTRE. Discussion of location of burh and layout of Saxon and medieval town (B11).

Sources (11)

  • <1>SBC15591 Bibliographic reference: VICTORIA COUNTY HISTORY. Victoria County History: Buckinghamshire Vol 3. Vol 3.
  • <2>SBC301 Bibliographic reference: A H Allcroft. 1908. EARTHWORK OF ENGLAND.
  • <3>SBC1278 Article in serial: BCM ACCESSIONS REGISTER; & RECS OF BUCKS VOL XV P281 & PL2.
  • <4>SBC433 Bibliographic reference: ANGLO-SAXON CHRONICLE & BURGHAL HIDAGE (VARIOUS EDNS, EG ENGLISH HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS VOL 1). SEE A.
  • <5>SBC4270 Article in serial: R H M Dolley et al. 1965. 'THE BUCKINGHAM MINT', IN BRITISH NUMISMATICS JOURNAL 34 PP46-52. Vol 34.
  • <6>SBC788 Article in serial: Arnold Baines. 1985. 'DEVELOPMENT OF THE BOROUGH OF BUCKINGHAM, 914-1086', IN RECS OF BUCKS 27 PP53-64. Vol 27.
  • <7>SBC790 Article in serial: Arnold Baines. 1984. 'THE DANISH WARS & THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE BOROUGH & COUNTY OF BUCKINGHAM', IN RECS OF BUCKS 26 pp11-27. Vol 26.
  • <8>SBC4892 Map: Mike Farley. 1970s. MAPS FROM UNPUBLISHED ARTICLE PREPARED 1970'S, IN HANGING FILE.
  • <9>SBC19662 Article in serial: Keith Bailey. 1994. 'The Hidation of Buckinghamshire Part II', in Records of Buckinghamshire 34 pp87-96. Vol 34. pp87-96.
  • <10>SBC19663 Bibliographic reference: D Hall & A R Rumble (eds). 1996. The Defence of Wessex: the Burghal Hidage and Anglo-Saxon Fortifications.
  • <11>SBC19670 Unpublished document: Buckinghamshire County Museum Archaeological Service. 1995. An Archaeological Study of Mount Pleasant, Buckingham.

Location

Grid reference SP 69500 34000 (point) (Approximate)
Civil Parish BUCKINGHAM, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

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Record last edited

Jan 24 2013 6:50PM

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