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Record details

BCC record ID:0021000000
Type of record:Monument
Summary:Historical records of late Saxon town
Grid Reference:SP 69500 34000
Parish:

BUCKINGHAM, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

Monument type(s)

  • TOWN (9th Century to 11th Century - 800 AD to 1099 AD)

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

IN NOV 914 EDWARD THE ELDER (899-925) BUILT 'BURHS' ON BOTH BANKS OF R. OUSE AT BUCKINGHAM. AFTER 942 BUCKINGHAM LOST ITS MILITARY SIGNIFICANCE BUT REMAINED A ROYAL BOROUGH & DEVELOPED INTO A TOWN WITH A MARKET & MINT (B1,B5); NB: B1 HAS FOUNDATION DATE AS 915. NGR TO PRESENT TOWN CENTRE. Discussion of location of burh and layout of Saxon and medieval town (B11).

Sources and further reading

<1>Bibliographic reference: VICTORIA COUNTY HISTORY. Victoria County History: Buckinghamshire Vol 3. Vol 3.
<2>Bibliographic reference: A H Allcroft. 1908. EARTHWORK OF ENGLAND.
<3>Article in serial: BCM ACCESSIONS REGISTER; & RECS OF BUCKS VOL XV P281 & PL2.
<4>Bibliographic reference: ANGLO-SAXON CHRONICLE & BURGHAL HIDAGE (VARIOUS EDNS, EG ENGLISH HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS VOL 1). SEE A.
<5>Article in serial: R H M Dolley et al. 1965. 'THE BUCKINGHAM MINT', IN BRITISH NUMISMATICS JOURNAL 34 PP46-52. Vol 34.
<6>Article in serial: Arnold Baines. 1985. 'DEVELOPMENT OF THE BOROUGH OF BUCKINGHAM, 914-1086', IN RECS OF BUCKS 27 PP53-64. Vol 27.
<7>Article in serial: Arnold Baines. 1984. 'THE DANISH WARS & THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE BOROUGH & COUNTY OF BUCKINGHAM', IN RECS OF BUCKS 26 pp11-27. Vol 26.
<8>Map: Mike Farley. 1970s. MAPS FROM UNPUBLISHED ARTICLE PREPARED 1970'S, IN HANGING FILE.
<9>Article in serial: Keith Bailey. 1994. 'The Hidation of Buckinghamshire Part II', in Records of Buckinghamshire 34 pp87-96. Vol 34. pp87-96
<10>Bibliographic reference: D Hall & A R Rumble (eds). 1996. The Defence of Wessex: the Burghal Hidage and Anglo-Saxon Fortifications.
<11>Unpublished document: Buckinghamshire County Museum Archaeological Service. 1995. An Archaeological Study of Mount Pleasant, Buckingham.

Associated excavations and fieldwork: none recorded

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Images

Silver penny, Buckingham mint  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilAnglo-Saxon penny, Buckingham mint  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilAnglo-saxon penny, Buckingham mint  © Buckinghamshire County Council

Reports

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