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Record details

BCC record ID:0201100000
Type of record:Monument
Summary:Field survey of earthworks suggests either a medieval windmill mound or motte or Civil War earthworks
Grid Reference:SP 64906 06698
Parish:

ICKFORD, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

Monument type(s)

  • BATTERY? (Civil War - 1640 AD to 1649 AD)
  • WINDMILL MOUND? (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)
  • MOTTE? (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)

Associated finds: none recorded

Public access information

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

Full description

Dimensions - Radius 0050 m
- Height c.2.5m
Plan Form - Circular
TERRACED OR WITH SILTED DITCH & BERM. POSSIBLE WORK TO DEFEND RIVER CROSSING PERHAPS ASSOCIATED WITH KNOWN EARTHWORK 100M TO NE (SEE CASS 00570). TIDDINGTON-ICKFORD ROAD PASSES OVER MOUND SO MOUND PROBABLY OLDER THAN ROAD (B1).
DITCHED MOUND c.20M DIAMETER, c.2.5M HIGH, VISIBLE ON APS. COULD BE A MILL MOUND BUT POSSIBLY A MOTTE. THE MOUND IS INTEGRAL WITH OTHER WELL PRESERVED EARTHWORKS IN THIS FIELD, WHICH COULD BE VILLAGE EARTHWORKS (B2).

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: 10/02/92. BCM A15/13/13-15. SP\649066. Yes.
<1>Bibliographic reference: DAVIES MAX,PARMINTER Y & FOTHERGILL S, APRIL 1974 FIELD VISIT.
<2>Unpublished document: Mike Farley. 2000. Notes by Mike Farley following site visit, October 2000.

Associated excavations and fieldwork

  • EBC14400: Site visit

Related monuments: none

Images

Ickford Bridge Civil War earthworks  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilIckford Bridge and Civil War earthworks  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilIckford Bridge and Civil War earthworks  © Michael FarleyIckford Bridge and Civil War earthworks  © Michael FarleyIckford Bridge and Civil War earthworks  © Michael Farley

Reports

No image caption available  © Buckinghamshire County Council

No image caption available © Buckinghamshire County Council