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Record details

BCC record ID:0251300000
Type of record:Monument
Summary:Saxon cemetery suggested by finds of human bone and Saxon metalwork
Grid Reference:SP 79970 02130
Parish:

BLEDLOW-CUM-SAUNDERTON, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Monument type(s)

  • INHUMATION CEMETERY (Early Medieval/Dark Age - 410 AD to 1065 AD)

Associated finds

  • KEY (LOCKING) (1) (6th Century to 7th Century - 500 AD? to 699 AD?)
  • MOUNT (1) (6th Century to 7th Century - 500 AD? to 699 AD?)
  • SHIELD BOSS (1) (6th Century to 7th Century - 500 AD? to 699 AD?)
  • SQUARE HEADED BROOCH (1) (6th Century to 7th Century - 500 AD? to 699 AD?)

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?Unclassified

Full description

SAXON IRON SHIELD BOSS & GILT SQUARE-HEADED BROOCH FOUND WITH OTHER OBJECTS. FIELD USUALLY PLOUGHED, NOW UNDER GRASS (B1).
SURVEY OF FIELD & FINDSPOTS PLOTTED. INFO RECEIVED ABOUT 2 SKELS FOUND C.1934 IN NEARBY GARDENS (B2). MAGNETOMETER SURVEY BY DOE AM LAB. COULD BE LARGE CEMETERY (B3).
SCHEDULED: SAM 29435 (B6).
Further finds (see :03:000 for details).

Sources and further reading

<1>Unpublished document: 1976. MR P SHINGLETON & M E FARLEY, OCT/NOV 1976/CAS CAR D 2513 (DRAWINGS & PHOTOS/SLIDES OF OBJECTS FILED.
<2>Bibliographic reference: M E FARLEY & A R PIKE 15 OCT 1976 FIELD SURVEY (PL AN IN HANGING FILE)/CAS CARD 2513.
<3>Unpublished document: Ancient Monuments Laboratory. 1977. Ancient Monuments Laboratory Report: Geophysics (MAGNETOMETER SURVEY).
<4>Bibliographic reference: HEAD J F 1955 EARLY MAN IN SOUTH BUCKS P165.
<5>Unpublished document: NAR SP70 SE20, DECEMBER 1967.
<6>Scheduling record: English Heritage. 2001. SCHEDULING LISTS OF INSPECTORATE OF ANCIENT MONUMENTS: MAY 2001.
<7>Verbal communication: Shingleton P. 1997. Pers comm Shingleton P to Farley F.

Associated excavations and fieldwork

  • EBC12656: Metal detecting
  • EBC13200: Geophysical survey (Ref: G 77/2)

Related monuments

Images

Boss & Axe heads from Hemley Hill cemetery  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilSquare headed brooch from Hemley Hill cemetery  © Buckinghamshire County Council

Reports

No image caption available  © Buckinghamshire County Council

No image caption available © Buckinghamshire County Council