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Record details

BCC record ID:0145000000
Type of record:Find Spot
Summary:Possible Roman villa found digging Shardeloes Lake in the eighteenth century
Grid Reference:SU 94300 98000
Parish:

AMERSHAM, Chiltern, Buckinghamshire

Monument type(s)

  • VILLA? (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated finds: none recorded

Public access information

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

Full description

STRUCTURES FOUND C.1751 BY WORKMEN MAKING LAKE AT NGR (SEE LETTER OF 1753): INCLUDE COIN HOARD, MAUSOLEUM(?), MOSAIC. EVIDENCE FOR VILLA IN AREA OF LAKE? (SEE :01-03). NB ROMAN FINDS AT MANTLES GREEN, CAS 0292)(B1). NO EVIDENCE OF ROMAN OCCUPATION FOUND IN DRIED-UP BED OF LAKE (SEE REPORT)(B2).

Sources and further reading

<1>Bibliographic reference: SURTEES SOCIETY LETTER FROM J COLLINS TO REV DR STUKELEY 30 SEPT 1753 IN SURTEESSOCIETY76P9"CITINGBO.
<2>Bibliographic reference: STRUTH P (OXFORD IN-SERVICE STUDENT) MAY 1992 FIELD VISIT (SEE REPORT, FILED).
<3>Article in serial: P A Yeoman and I J Stewart. 1992. 'A ROMANO-BRITISH VILLA ESTATE AT MANTLES GREEN, AMERSHAM', IN RECS OF BUCKS 34. Vol 34.
<4>Unpublished document: Archaeological Services & Consultancy Ltd. 2001. Chilterns Chalk Streams Project: Chess & Misbourne Valleys - Archaeological Assessment.

Associated excavations and fieldwork: none recorded

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