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BCC record ID:0422703000
Type of record:Monument
Summary:Medieval pit, roof tile, nails, animal bones and pottery found during evaluation trial trenching behind the King's Arms Hotel
Grid Reference:SU 95653 97274

AMERSHAM, Chiltern, Buckinghamshire

Monument type(s)

  • (Former) RUBBISH PIT (13th Century - 1200 AD? to 1299 AD?)

Associated finds

  • MAMMAL REMAINS (1) (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)
  • NAIL (1) (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)
  • ROOF TILE (Small quantity) (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)
  • VESSEL (6-10) (13th Century - 1200 AD to 1299 AD)

Public access information

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

Full description

Evaluation trial trenching carried out by TVAS in April 2001 identified a bowl-shaped medieval pit 1.1m deep and possibly approx 1.7m in diameter. The pit was only partially excavated, the fill containing medieval pottery, tile, animal bone and a nail. 3 other pits and a post-hole were identified but all of 19th century or more recent date. 2 large post-medieval pottery sherds were recovered from the spoil heap and a single struck flint from one of the modern pits (suggested as a possible accidental product of the use of flint nodules for walling in the post-medieval period). See report for detail (B7).

Sources and further reading

<7>Unpublished document: Thames Valley Archaeological Services. 2001. The Kings Arms, High St., Old Amersham: An Archaeological Evaluation.

Associated excavations and fieldwork

  • EBC16277: Evaluation trial trenching and building recording (Ref: KAA 00/60)

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