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Record details

BCC record ID:0086900000
Type of record:Monument
Summary:Two possible Roman enclosures seen on aerial photographs
Grid Reference:SU 78650 85500
Parish:

HAMBLEDEN, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Monument type(s)

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?No

Full description

Plan Form - RECTILINEAR
LINEAR FEATURES OR ENCLOSURES NOTED & PLOTTED (B1).
AP'S SHOW PART OF ENCLOSURE IN S OF FIELD WITH ANOTHER PARTIAL ENCLOSURE INSIDE. BOTH SHAPED LIKE HALF OF A SQUARE, LARGEST 50M LONG, INTERNAL 35M LONG. POSSIBLY ASSOCIATED WITH VILLA [CASS 00868] IMMEDIATELY TO W. PLOTTED (B2).
Large complex of cropmarks plotted by RCHME as part of the Thames Valley mapping project, including a N-S ditched droveway or trackway, field boundary ditches, pits, a possible ditched settlement enclosure with internal features and sub-divisions, and apparently associated with the villa complex to the west (B5).
SAM 27160/02-03 (B4).
Geophysical survey of the cropmark complex by Chiltern Archaeology and local volunteers in 2008 as part of the 'Romans in the Hambleden Valley Project' confirmed the presence of a double-ditched ?temple enclosure, field boundary ditches, pits, trackways and small ditched enclosures, as well as a former course of the Hambleden Brook. Metal-detecting survey of non-scheduled area of Horseleys Field located finds of iron nails, pottery and a fragment of decorated glassware at depths of 20cm to 50cm; the finds were concentrated near a doubled ditched enclosure identified in geophysical survey (B6).

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: RCHM (NMR). 1990. 1990 RCHM (NMR) Oblique AP. SU786854. Yes.
<1>Bibliographic reference: T Gates. 1975. MIDDLE THAMES VALLEY: AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF THE RIVER GRAVELS P42 & MAP 21.
<2>Graphic material: M E FARLEY, FROM AP1-3. PLOT BY DENISE ALLEN, 1979 (IN CAS FILE 0868).
<3>Verbal communication: MR M R BIRD & M E FARLEY, SEPT 1979.
<4>Scheduling record: English Heritage. 1996. SCHEDULING LISTS OF INSPECTORATE OF ANCIENT MONUMENTS.
<5>Unpublished document: RCHM(E). 1995. The Thames Valley Project: a Report for the National Mapping Programme.
<6>Unpublished document: Simon Mays. October 2008. Romans in the Hambleden Valley Project. pp19,29-32,33-34

Associated excavations and fieldwork

  • EBC11864:
  • EBC17239: Metal detecting survey (Ref: HAM08)
  • EBC17241: Geophysical survey (Ref: HAM08)

Related monuments

Images

Yewden Roman villa and enclosures, Hambleden  © RCHM

Reports

No image caption available  © Buckinghamshire County Council

No image caption available © Buckinghamshire County Council