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Record details

BCC record ID:0154200000
Type of record:Monument
Summary:Barrow excavated in 1883, revealing a rich seventh century Saxon burial.
Grid Reference:SU 90620 82160
Parish:

TAPLOW, South Bucks, Buckinghamshire

Monument type(s)

  • ROUND BARROW (7th Century - 600 AD to 699 AD)

Associated finds: none recorded

Protected status

  • Ancient Monument
  • Planning Notification Area

Public access information

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

Full description

Dimensions - Radius 1150 cm Height 0300
Plan Form - CIRCULAR
BARROW IN OLD CHURCHYARD; EXCAVATED 1883: C7 PRINCELY BURIAL FOUND WITH VERY RICH GRAVE GOODS (NOW IN BRITISH MUSEUM). DURING EXCAVATION WERE MANY EARTH FALLS & COLLAPSE OF OLD YEW ON BARROW ONTO BURIAL REMAINS (B1-12).
CONTOUR/GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY: NO QUARRY DITCH (B13).
BURIAL PLACE (OR NOT) OF TAEPPA? (B20).
SCHEDULED: SAM 19050 (B9).
During the summers of 1995-9, the Taplow Court Archaeological Survey Team excavated 5 trenches around the house and in the churchyard of the old St Nicholas church. In the churchyard, trench 3 revealed a portion of a sub-circular ditch. Trench 4 exposed a further segment of the ditch, a shallow trench, a double posthole and the remains of a small pit. Trench 5 again revealed the ditch along with two medium sized pits and an irregular line of postholes (B21-23).

Sources and further reading

<1>Bibliographic reference: ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS 1883 NOV 17 PP476-478; NOV 24 PP507,509 (FILED).
<2>Bibliographic reference: SOCIETY OF ANTIQUARIES OF LONDON PROCEEDINGS 2ND SERIES 10 1883-1885 PP19-20 (NOTE BY J RUTLAND).
<3>Article in serial: STEVENS J 1884 REMAINS FOUND IN AN ANGLO SAXON TUMULUS AT TAPLOW, BRIT-ISHARCHAEOLOGICALJOURNAL40PP6.
<4>Article in serial: BURGESS B 1884 OPENING OF A TUMULUS AT TAPLOW, RECSOFBUCKS5PP331-335"".
<5>Bibliographic reference: VCH BUCKS 1 PP199-203.
<6>Article in serial: RECS OF BUCKS 9 1907 PP320-321.
<7>Bibliographic reference: RCHM BUCKS 1 P294.
<8>Bibliographic reference: MEANEY A 1964 GAZETTEER OF EARLY ANGLO-SAXON BURIAL SITES P59.
<9>Scheduling record: SCHEDULING LISTS OF INSPECTORATE OF ANCIENT MONUMENTS: SCHEDULED ANCIENT MONUMENT NO 19050 (DOCUMENT.
<10>Bibliographic reference: J F HEAD (MS NOTES GIVEN BY MRS L HEAD, MARCH 1984, FILED).
<11>Bibliographic reference: British Museum. 1923. GUIDE TO ANGLO SAXON & FOREIGN TEUTONIC ANTIQUITIES PP63-65.
<12>Bibliographic reference: THE TAPLOW BARROW (UNCREDITED PAMPHLET PRODUCED BY ?BM IN 1987/8, PHOTOCOPY FILED).
<13>Bibliographic reference: COPP A & ROYLE C 1987 REPORT ON THE SURVEYS CONDUCTED AT TAPLOW COURT/ FELL D, DANIELL C & RIMMER P.
<14>Bibliographic reference: OS RECORD CARD SU 98 SW 03 (FILED).
<15>Bibliographic reference: WYMER J J & BONSALL C J 1977 GAZETTEER OF UPPER PALAEOLITHIC/MESOLITHIC SITES IN ENGLAND & WALES P23.
<16>Bibliographic reference: CASS 05639.
<17>Bibliographic reference: CROWFOOT E & HAWKES S C 1967 EARLY ANGLO-SAXON GOLD BRAIDS, IN MEDIEVALARCHAEOLOGY11PP44FF"".
<18>Bibliographic reference: TAPLOW; BROOMFIELD; CAENBY; PROPOSED PUBLICATION SUMMARY (KATHARINE EAST, BRITISH MUSEUM)(FILED).
<19>Bibliographic reference: BROWN G BALDWIN 1915 ARTS IN EARLY ENGLAND 3 (FRONTISPIECE); 4 PP638-641.
<20>Bibliographic reference: WELCH M 1992 ANGLO-SAXON ENGLAND P96.
<22>Unpublished document: Taplow Court Archaeological Survey Team. 1999. Report on the research and excavation field work. Taplow Court Archaeological Survey Team.
<23>Article in serial: Elias Kupferman. 1999. Taplow Court Update. Vol 1, issue 5. pp3-4
<24>Bibliographic reference: Tim Allen, Chris Hayden & Hugo Lamdin-Whymark. 2009. From Bronze Age Enclosure to Anglo-Saxon Settlement: Archaeological Excavations at Taplow Hillfort.

Associated excavations and fieldwork

  • EBC1066: Geophysical survey
  • EBC11381:
  • EBC16346: Test pitting and trial trenching

Related monuments

Images

Taplow Saxon barrow at Taplow Court  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilGold shoulder clasps from Taplow Saxon barrow  © British MuseumGold shoulder clasps from Taplow Saxon barrow  © British MuseumCoptic bowl and claw cup from Taplow barrow  © British MuseumBrinking horn from Taplow Barrow  © British MuseumExcavations of Taplow barrow under way  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilGlass cups from Taplow barrow  © British MuseumGold thread from Taplow barrow  © British MuseumGold thread from Taplow barrow  © British MuseumFragments of a harp from Taplow barrow  © British MuseumFinial of drinking horn found in Taplow barrow  © British MuseumFinial of drinking horn found in Taplow barrow  © British MuseumFinials of drinking horns found in Taplow barrow  © British MuseumLayout of the grave excavated at Taplow barrow  © British MuseumLayout of the grave excavated at Taplow barrow  © British MuseumGold mounts from Taplow Saxon barrow  © British MuseumIron spearheads found at Taplow Saxon barrow  © British MuseumVan Dyck mount on drinking horn found at Taplow barrow  © British MuseumVan Dyck mounts found at Taplow barrow  © British MuseumTaplow Saxon barrow at Taplow Court  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilTaplow Saxon barrow at Taplow Court  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilSaxon gold clasps from Taplow barrow  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilSaxon glass claw cups found in Taplow Barrow  © Trustees of the British MuseumSaxon buckle found in Taplow Barrow  © Trustees of the British MuseumSaxon gaming pieces found in Taplow Barrow  © Trustees of the British MuseumSaxon glass claw cups found in Taplow Barrow  © Trustees of the British MuseumSaxon mount of drinking horn found in Taplow barrow  © Trustees of the British MuseumReconstruction of the Saxon burial in Taplow barrow  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilAnglo-saxon 'bucket' from taplow burial  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilDetail of finial from Saxon drinking horn found at Taplow barrow  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilGold shoulder clasps from saxon barrow at Taplow  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilDetail showing goldsmith craftmanship - Saxon barrow at Taplow  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilExcavation of Taplow barrow  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilDetail of Saxon buckle from Taplow barrow  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilReconstruction of Taplow Saxon barrow  © Buckinghamshire County Council

Reports

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No image caption available © Buckinghamshire County Council