Historic remains identified for protected status
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