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Record details

BCC record ID:0001201000
Type of record:Monument
Summary:Danes Camp, possible small medieval motte and bailey castle or post-medieval prospect mound known from aerial photographs
Grid Reference:SP 84750 02040
Parish:

GREAT AND LITTLE HAMPDEN, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Monument type(s)

  • MOTTE (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)
  • MOTTE AND BAILEY? (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)
  • PROSPECT MOUND (Post-Medieval - 1540 AD to 1798 AD)

Associated finds: none recorded

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?Yes

Full description

Dimensions - Height 0274 cm Radius 1900
Plan Form - CIRCULAR
SUGGESTED SITE OF TEMPORARY NORMAN CASTLE. POSSIBLE SMALL BAILEY VISIBLE AS CROPMARK (B5). FLAT TOP & WIDE DITCH MAKE SUGGESTION OF TEMPORARY MOTTE FEASIBLE. NO EVIDENCE OF BAILEY ON THE GROUND (B8). Reinterpretation of mound, possibly prospect mound for for Gt Hambledon House (B9).

Sources and further reading

<1>Scheduling record: SCHEDULING LISTS OF INSPECTORATE OF ANCIENT MONUMENTS FEB 1971: REVISED JAN 1996/DOE SAM PRINTOUT 29.
<2>Article in serial: BURGESS B 1856 EARTHWORKS AT HAMPDEN & LITTLE KIMB LE IN RECSOFBUCKS"1PP138-139".
<3>Bibliographic reference: RCHM BUCKS 1 P163.
<4>Bibliographic reference: CRAWFORD O G S 1931 THE CHILTERN GRIM'S DITCHES IN ANTIQUITY"5P168".
<5>Bibliographic reference: RENN D F 1959 MOTTES:A CLASSIFICATION IN ANTIQUITY"33P111".
<6>Bibliographic reference: D F RENN'S CORRESPONDENCE WITH J F HEAD IN CAS FIL E 1647.
<7>Unpublished document: Ordnance Survey Field Investigator. OS RECORD CARD.
<8>Bibliographic reference: PIKE A R OCT 1979 FIELD VISIT.
<9>Verbal communication: Farley M. 1999. Pers comm Farley M to Wise J.
<10>Graphic material: D Went. 1995. Sketch plan of Dane's Camp, Gt Hampden.

Associated excavations and fieldwork

  • EBC11794:
  • EBC13472:
  • EBC15903: Sketch plan
  • EBC15904: Site visit

Related monuments

Images

Danes Camp Motte, Great Hampden  © KODAK DC3400 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERADanes Camp Motte, Great Hampden  © KODAK DC3400 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERADanes Camp Motte, Great Hampden  © KODAK DC3400 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERADanes Camp Motte, Great Hampden  © KODAK DC3400 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERADanes Camp Motte, Great Hampden  © KODAK DC3400 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERADanes Camp Motte, Great Hampden  © KODAK DC3400 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA

Reports

No image caption available  © Buckinghamshire County Council

No image caption available © Buckinghamshire County Council