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Park Wood

Surveying Park Wood - by Russell Read, project volunteer

The National Trust is undertaking an intensive survey of archaeological features in Park Wood. Those involved are nearly all volunteers, aiming to map, record and interpret and understand the earthworks which are typical of Chiltern
woodlands. Special volunteers helped with the survey work in February 2008. Philip and Ross are shown here with the theodolite and ranging pole.

Surveying Park Wood - by Russell Read, project volunteer

More than 50 sawpits, boundary banks and ditches, tracks, and charcoal burning
platforms have been mapped.

Slightly unusual features include a mound with encircling ditch (possibly a prospect mound associated with the Tudor deer park), and a house platform known as 'the homestead' which, based on pottery in the vicinity, seems to have a 13th or 14th Century origin.



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