His­toric re­mains iden­ti­fied for pro­tected sta­tus

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The county’s His­toric En­vi­ron­ment Fo­rum has drawn up a list of sites fol­low­ing con­fir­ma­tion from His­toric Eng­land’s Des­ig­na­tion Team that Buck­ing­hamshire could be con­sid­ered in its 2016/17 pro­gramme.

Sites in­clude Bronze Age and Ne­olithic earth­works in South Bucks dis­trict and his­toric earth­works in Chiltern dis­trict.

Buck­ing­hamshire County Coun­cil’s His­toric En­vi­ron­ment Record Of­fi­cer Ju­lia Wise said des­ig­na­tion gives sites le­gal pro­tec­tion from dis­tur­bances such as plough dam­age to buried sites, lev­el­ling to earth­works, and dam­age from night-hawk­ing by il­le­gal metal de­tect­ing.

The next step is to pri­ori­tise the list and sub­mit it to His­toric Eng­land for con­sid­er­a­tion.

The coun­cil’s cab­i­net mem­ber for plan­ning and en­vi­ron­ment War­ren Whyte, who chairs the Fo­rum, said: “Only the most im­por­tant sites are con­sid­ered for na­tional des­ig­na­tion, and this shows how strong our her­itage is.”

The His­toric En­vi­ron­ment Fo­rum is a partnership be­tween Bucks County Coun­cil, dis­trict coun­cils, Mil­ton Keynes Coun­cil, the Na­tional Trust, and Bucks Ar­chae­o­log­i­cal So­ci­ety to look af­ter Buck­ing­hamshire’s his­toric en­vi­ron­ment needs, and to feed into re­gional and na­tional poli­cies af­fect­ing the his­toric en­vi­ron­ment. Pro­posed sites pro­tec­tion are:

Rich­ings Park, Iver – early 18th cen­tury park­land and gar­dens.


Che­nies Bot­tom – 19th cen­tury wa­ter meadow earth­works.

Jenk­ins Wood, Great Mis­senden – Me­dieval earth­work in wood­land.

Com­mon Wood, Penn – Ro­man en­clo­sure earth­work in wood­land

Pulling­shill Wood, Med­men­ham – First World War prac­tice trenches

War­ren Wood, Lit­tle Mar­low – Me­dieval earth­work

Low Grounds, Mar­low – Three ring ditches with mor­tu­ary en­clo­sures and Ne­olithic set­tle­ment

Yew­den Villa, High Wy­combe – Ro­man site

The Rye, High Wy­combe – Ro­man villa re­mains.

Cad­more End Kiln, Lane End – 19th/20th cen­tury brick kiln

Dor­ney Row­ing Lake – Triple ring ditch un­der a re­con­structed mound

Dor­ney Reach Ne­olithic oval bar­row

Taplow Court – Late Bronze Age/Iron Age hill fort with high sta­tus Saxon re-oc­cu­pa­tion

Quar­ren­don, Ayles­bury – Me­dieval set­tle­ments, Tu­dor man­sion and gar­den earth­works, de­serted me­dieval ham­let and moat earth­works, (two sites).

Fleet Marston and Ber­ry­fields, Ayles­bury – Ro­man set­tle­ment

Broughton Farm, We­ston Turville – Me­dieval moat with ridge and fur­row and house plat­forms

Boarstall Duck De­coy – Duck de­coy

Boarstall Tower and vil­lage – For­ti­fied me­dieval gate­house, moat, vil­lage earth­works

Stoke Man­dev­ille Old Church – Ru­ined me­dieval church and church­yard

Lillingstone Lovell Mano­rial earth­works

Bour­ton Grounds, Buck­ing­ham – Ro­manoCeltic tem­ple.

Ham­p­den Fields, We­ston Turville – en­closed Ro­man farm­stead.

Long Cren­don – Iron age hill fort.

Len­bor­ough – Me­dieval homesteads and as­so­ci­ated earth­works and track­ways


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