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Record details

BCC record ID:0000900000
Type of record:Monument
Summary:Remains of Neolithic to Bronze Age barrow, partly excavated in 1858
Grid Reference:SU 80720 98760
Parish:

BLEDLOW-CUM-SAUNDERTON, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Monument type(s)

  • ROUND BARROW (Late Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 701 BC)

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?Unknown

Full description

Dimensions - Radius 0018 m
Plan Form - CIRCULAR
1 OF 2 BARROWS, OPENED 1858 (B1-3).
PLOUGHED DOWN, BUT APPARENTLY INVIOLATE. CLEARLY VISIBLE IN RAPE CROP AS RISE OF 0.5M (1950). SCHEDULED (B4).
SLIGHT TRACES OF DITCH VISIBLE AS RING OF DARKER SOIL ON N ARC (B5).
BARROW DENUDED BY HEAVY PLOUGHING. DITCH INDISTINGUISHABLE (B6).
PLOTTED FROM AP'S (B7-8).
Included in English Heritage's Heritage at Risk Register 2009. Condition described as 'Extensive significant problems ie under plough, collapse' with the principal vulnerability from arable ploughing and trend as declining (B9).

Sources and further reading

<1>Article in serial: BURGESS W J 1848 ANTIQUITIES OF THE CHILTERN HILLS RECSOFBUCKS1P22"".
<2>Bibliographic reference: SHEAHAN P910.
<3>Bibliographic reference: RCHM BUCKS 1 P277.
<4>Scheduling record: SCHEDULING LISTS OF INSPECTORATE OF ANCIENT MONUMENTS OCT 1950: REVISED MARCH 1996 (DETAILS, FILED).
<5>Bibliographic reference: OS RECORD CARD SU 89 NW 09 (PART)(FILED AT CAS 5649).
<6>Bibliographic reference: FARLEY M E (BCM) 6 OCT 1972 FIELD VISIT.
<7>Graphic material: DENISE ALLEN 1:2500 PLOT (PAPER-STRIP METHOD) FROM AP'S (SEE AP FILE, CASS 05649)(PLOT FILED AT CA.
<8>Bibliographic reference: CASS 05649.
<9>Bibliographic reference: English Heritage. 2009. Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South East. p30

Associated excavations and fieldwork: none recorded

Related monuments: none

Images

Ring-ditches at Molins Works, Saunderton  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilRing-ditches at Molins Works, Saunderton  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilRing-ditches at Molins Works, Saunderton  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilRing-ditches at Molins Works, Saunderton  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilRing-ditches at Molins Works, Saunderton  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilRing-ditches at Molins Works, Saunderton  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilAerial photograph of ploughed out barrows at Saunderton  © Buckinghamshire County Council

Reports

No image caption available  © Buckinghamshire County Council

No image caption available © Buckinghamshire County Council