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Mentmore Towers, Mentmore, Buckinghamshire and Stable Block AreaMentmore Towers,Buckinghamshire

Cook, Ian and Mumford, James Mentmore Towers, Mentmore, Buckinghamshire and Stable Block AreaMentmore Towers,Buckinghamshire. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

From 6th September 2006 to 25th September 2006 Oxford Archaeology (OA) carried out an archaeological watching brief at Mentmore Towers, Mentmore, Buckinghamshire (NGR SP 9025 1963). The work was commissioned by EN-Plan on behalf of Buckingham Securities and involved a programme of archaeological monitoring of test pits being excavated in the park and house of Mentmore Towers. The watching brief did not reveal any archaeological features of major significance but the extent of made ground around the house and the level of the natural boulder clay was clarified. A gravel path to the north of the house was uncovered in clearance work for the borehole investigation. The foundations of a possible chimney or flue still extant in the wood to the north-east of the house were investigated but it’s function remains unclear and it is thought to be early 20th century in date. The construction and materials of the driveway to the south of the house were also recorded. In June 2007 Oxford Archaeology (OA) carried out a field evaluation at Mentmore Towers, Mentmore, Buckinghamshire (NGR SP 9027 1983) on behalf of Mentmore Towers Ltd. The evaluation did not reveal any significant archaeological features, but identified quarry activity and later park landscaping .

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Buckinghamshire
Period > UK Periods > Modern 1901 - present
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:1279
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:21 Nov 2013 09:27
Last Modified:21 Nov 2013 09:27

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