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Record details

BCC record ID:0470400000
Type of record:Monument
Summary:Bank and ditch recorded in field survey, on aerial photographs, in trial trenching and in geophysical survey may be late prehistoric boundary
Grid Reference:SP 9541 1535
Parish:

PITSTONE, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

IVINGHOE, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

Monument type(s)

  • BOUNDARY? (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC? to 42 AD?)

Associated finds: none recorded

Protected status

  • Planning Notification Area

Public access information

Is the site accessible to the public?No
Is the site visible from a public viewpoint?No

Full description

Plan Form - LINEAR
DOUBLE LINEAR CROPMARK: ALIGNS WITH GRIMS DITCH ON PITSTONE HILL (CAS 0140) & HOLLOW WAY/DITCH BY INCOMBE HOLE ON IVINGHOE HILLS. NORTHMOST CROPMARK HAS DISTINCT DOGLEG (GANG WORK?). BANK ON N SIDE? (B1). PLOT 1:2500 FILED: NGR TO CENTRE (B2). CALLED DYKE V & VI (B4-5). FURTHER SURVEY, DISCUSSION, PHOTOS (B6). Linear earthworks at Incombe Hole and on Steps Hill visible on 1946 RAF APs. Dyer's Boundary Dykes Ia and Ib (B7, B10). Detailed topographic survey carried out by Network Archaeology in 1998 at Steps Hill and Incombe Hole show earthworks continuing lines of both cropmarks to the northeast (B8). Geophysical survey carried out by TimeScape and Network Archaeology in January and February 1999 indicates both earthworks originally extended at least 30m further north (B9).

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. 1946 RAF Vertical APs. SP96501610. Yes.
<1>Bibliographic reference: MR J HAWKINS, MRS J DAVIS & MEF, APRIL 1980.
<2>Graphic material: 1980. PLOT BY MR M SEAR, PITSTONE SOC, JUNE 1980 (ON CAS FILE).
<3>Bibliographic reference: MRS J DAVIS & MEF, AUG 1982.
<4>Article in serial: J Davis. 1981. DAVIS J 1981 GRIMS DITCH IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE & HERTFORDSHIRE, IN RECS OF BUCKS 23 PP23-31. Vol 23.
<5>Article in serial: J Davis & J G Evans. 1984. DAVIS J & EVANS J G 1984 GRIMS DITCH, IVINGHOE, IN RECS OF BUCKS 26 PP1-10. Vol 26.
<6>Unpublished document: DUNGWORTH D 1991 PITSTONE: AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARISH SURVEY PP36-41,PL 3:7 (COPY IN CAS FILE 2746).
<7>Unpublished document: Brett Thorn (BCMAS). 1997. An Archaeological and Management Survey of Grim's Ditch, Buckinghamshire.
<8>Unpublished document: Network Archaeology. 1998. Grim's Ditch Archaeological and Management Survey Phase II.
<9>Unpublished document: Network Archaeology. 1999. Grim's Ditch Archaeological and Management Survey Phase III.
<10>Article in serial: Dyer J and Hales A. 1961. DYER J F & HALES A J 1961 PITSTONE HILL- A STUDY IN FIELD ARCHAEOLOGY, IN RECS OF BUCKS 17 PP49-56. pp50-51, Fig 2

Associated excavations and fieldwork

  • EBC10637: Trial trenching
  • EBC10638:
  • EBC11052:
  • EBC14242:

Related monuments

Images

Grim's Ditch, Steps Hill, Ivinghoe  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilGrims Ditch at Ivinghoe / Pitstone  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilGrims Ditch at Ivinghoe / Pitstone  © Buckinghamshire County Council

Reports

No image caption available  © Buckinghamshire County Council

No image caption available © Buckinghamshire County Council