Monument record 0469301000 - FRIARAGE ROAD/RICKFORD HILL

Summary

Possible Civil War ditch found during watching brief and subsequent trial trenching.

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Map

Type and Period (1)

  • DITCH (Civil War - 1640 AD? to 1649 AD?)

Description

CONTRACTORS WORK & LIMITED EXCAVATION 1980 & 1983 REVEALED A SUBSTANTIAL NW-SE DITCH (MAPS, PHOTOS, NOTES ON FINDS IN CAS FILE). EXACT DIMENSIONS NOT ESTABLISHED; WAS 3.7M DEEP FROM STRIPPED GROUND SURFACE & C.2.7M WIDE, EXPOSED FOR C.30M. FINDS FROM FILL GIVE INFILL DATE OF C17 (B2-3,B9). A CIVIL WAR FORTIFICATION? (SEE B4-6,B8-9).

Sources (8)

  • <1>SBC8452 Verbal communication: MEF 1980 (APRIL) PERS COMM.
  • <2>SBC8453 Verbal communication: MEF 1980 (JULY) PERS COMM (AND SEE NOTES OF FINDS, FILED).
  • <3>SBC8341 Verbal communication: MEF & ARP 1983 (APRIL 9TH) PERS COMM (AND SEE PLANS AND PHOTOS).
  • <4>SBC8344 Article in serial: 1950-1959. JOURNAL OF SIR SAMUEL LUKE (OXFORD REC SOC 3 VOLS 1950-9).
  • <5>SBC22663 Article in serial: 1867. RECS OF BUCKS 3 pp99-101. Vol 3. pp99-101.
  • <6>SBC5653 Bibliographic reference: Robert Gibbs. 1885. A History of Aylesbury. pp171-172.
  • <8>SBC22662 Article in serial: George Lamb. 2001. 'Aylesbury in the Civil War', in Records of Buckinghamshire 41 pp183-189. Vol 41. p186.
  • <9>SBC22665 Article in serial: Michael Farley. 1980. 'Archaeological Notes From Buckinghamshire County Museum', in Records of Buckinghamshire 22 pp129-136. Vol 22. p135.

Location

Grid reference Centred SP 81685 13710 (10m by 20m) (Centred on)
Civil Parish AYLESBURY, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (5)

Related Events/Activities (2)

  • Event - Intervention: Watching brief (EBC16704)
  • Event - Intervention: Watching brief and trial trenching (Ref: EVG 80) (EBC10505)

Record last edited

Oct 17 2013 7:48PM

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