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Record details

BCC record ID:0179100000
Type of record:Monument
Summary:Saxon or medieval cross-dyke recorded in field survey
Grid Reference:SU 8101 9735
Parish:

BLEDLOW-CUM-SAUNDERTON, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

WEST WYCOMBE RURAL, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Monument type(s)

  • CROSS DYKE? (5th Century Saxon to Medieval - 410 AD? to 1539 AD?)
  • LINEAR EARTHWORK (5th Century Saxon to Medieval - 410 AD? to 1539 AD?)
  • BOUNDARY BANK (5th Century Saxon to Medieval - 410 AD? to 1539 AD?)
  • BOUNDARY DITCH (5th Century Saxon to Medieval - 410 AD? to 1539 AD?)

Associated finds: none recorded

Protected status

  • 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 - Length 0220 m
Plan Form - LINEAR
LINEAR EARTHWORK: BANK 1.7M HIGH & DITCH (TO N) 1M DEEP. RUNS ACROSS VALLEY FLOOR FROM SU81279755-81009740 & VISIBLE ON AP'S AT SU80759715. NON DEFENSIVE. DARK AGES OR LATER TERRITORIAL BOUNDARY? (B1).
PERHAPS THE 'FASTENDICH' REFERRED TO IN 1197 & LATER, MISSENDEN CARTULARY, CAL.INQ.P.M. ETC (B2).
Watching brief carried out by Oxford Archaeology in December 2008 during groundworks for building conversionat Slough Bottom Farm found no evidence for the continuation of the earthworks beneath the building. The earthwork may have been levelled and ploughed out or there may have been a gap in the bank at this point. See report for detail (B3).

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: 01/01/47. RAF 70.3038. SU\819969. Yes.
---Aerial Photograph: 01/01/47. RAF 70.3039. SU\815967. Yes.
<1>Bibliographic reference: OS RECORD CARD,SU89 NW2,OCT 1972,FILED.
<2>Bibliographic reference: GREEN,HERBERT (HIGH WYCOMBE)JUNE 1983 (SEE HIS NOT ES,FILED;ALSO HUGHES M W 1931 IN ANTIQUITY5PP294-.
<3>Unpublished document: Oxford Archaeology. 2009. Slough Bottom Farm, Saunderton: Archaeological Watching Brief Report.

Associated excavations and fieldwork

  • EBC14170:
  • EBC17170: Watching brief (Ref: SASBOT 08)

Related monuments

Reports

No image caption available  © Buckinghamshire County Council

No image caption available © Buckinghamshire County Council