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Record details

BCC record ID:0943100000
Type of record:Monument
Summary:Medieval to post-medieval woodland boundary bank, internal bank and ditch, sawpit, quarries/pits and coppice recorded during initial woodland survey at Ash Grove
Grid Reference:SU 938 988
Parish:

AMERSHAM, Chiltern, Buckinghamshire

Monument type(s)

  • WOOD BANK (Medieval to Post-Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1798 AD?)
  • (Alternate) BOUNDARY BANK (Medieval to Post-Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1798 AD?)
  • (Alternate) BOUNDARY DITCH (Medieval to Post-Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1798 AD?)
  • (Former) EXTRACTIVE PIT (Medieval to Post-Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1798 AD?)
  • (Former) SAW PIT (Medieval to Post-Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1798 AD?)
  • (Former) COPPICE (Medieval to Post-Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1798 AD?)

Associated finds: none recorded

Public access information

Is the site accessible to the public?Unclassified
Is the site visible from a public viewpoint?Unclassified

Full description

Initial (reconnaisance) survey carried out by David Radford of BCC in April 2005 identified 1 boundary bank, at least 1 internal boundary ditch and bank,1 saw pit, 5 quarries/pits, a raised 'terrace' was visible near the car park and a subrectangular quarry pit or military structure near the railway cutting [see CAS ]. Traces of beech coppice were also noted. The woodland comprised mixed deciduous trees with high canopy and young spruce plantations in the centre of the wood (B1).
NGR to centre of Ash Grove.

Sources and further reading

<1>Unpublished document: David Radford (BCC). 2005. Chiltern Woodland: Pro-forma Record of Site Visit.

Associated excavations and fieldwork

  • EBC16685: Woodland survey (reconnaisance)

Related monuments: none