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Record details

BCC record ID:0060703001
Type of record:Monument
Summary:Hole of uncertain function and date recorded in field visit at Castle Hill House
Grid Reference:SU 86752 93215
Parish:

HIGH WYCOMBE, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Monument type(s)

  • MINE? (Unknown date)
  • DENE HOLE? (Unknown date)
  • ICEHOUSE? (Unknown date)

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

CAVITY EXPOSED IN DIGGING SOAKAWAY. DETAILED INSPECTION NOT POSSIBLE BUT SEEMED TO EXTEND 1.5M N & W OF OPENING: A COLLAPSED CONE BLOCKED E EXTENT. PLAN-FORM POSSIBLY SUBSQUARE. 1.5M HIGH. WHOLE CUT INTO SOLID CHALK. INTERPRETATION: NATURAL COLLAPSE?, CHALK WELL?; SOAKAWAY?; ICE HOUSE? (PLAN, SECTION)(B12).

Sources and further reading

<12>Unpublished document: WYATT-SPRATT N (WYCOMBE LOCAL HISTORY & CHAIR MUSEUM) & FARLEY M E (BCM) OCT 1990 FIELD VISIT (SKETC.

Associated excavations and fieldwork

  • EBC14053:

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Reports

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No image caption available © Buckinghamshire County Council