Historical Map

© 1988 Bert Neasel

Archaeological References

Map References

0. Piece of vertebrae, extinct prehistoric animal

1. Romano-British tile/pottery kiln AD 100-150 found in 1932

2. Gold Solidus (coin) of Honorius, 393-402 AD

3. Clactonian flint flakes (amongst earliest in Britain)

4. Bronze Age flint scraper and other pottery finds

5. Variety of flint implements, possibly Mesolithic

6. Scrapers (Palaeolithic)

7. Cropmarks Romano-British field system

8. Possible site Roman settlement

9. Acheulian hand-axe found in gravel near M1

10. Roman villa discovered in 1953 with mosaic floor, hypocaust excavated

11. Manorial site of Munden mentioned in 1097 AD

12. Cropmarks of possible habitation site (pre-Roman)

13. Kiln of potter Oastrivs, 1st c AD

14. Part of Roman villa discovered

15. Mesolithic arrowhead and flints

16. Romano-British bathhouse excavated 1960/67

17. Saxon pottery found, possible Saxon habitation site

18. Prehistoric flint cores

19. Romano-British coin (Marcus Aurelias)

20. Flints and other evidence of Romano-British habitation site

21. Mesolithic worked flint flake

22. Three Belgic bronze coins

23. Sherds found, suggest Early Iron Age occupation of site

24. Sherd of Early Bronze Age food vessel

25. Romano-British villa

26. Pre-Roman timber wharf

27. Manorial site of Burston, mentioned 996 AD

28. 221 gold coins found 1886 (Henry VI, VII, VIM, Richard III)

29. Bronze Age gold tore ornament

30. Roman bridge crossing Colne

31. Manorial site of Garston

32. Medieval sherds, lava quernstone, knives

33. Cropmark of ditched enclosure

34. 12 flint scrapers, Neolithic

35. Remains of moated site

36. Manorial site of Windridge

Prehistoric Ages in Britain

Palaeolithic (old stone age):

hunting, began 400,000 BC or earlier

Lower or Early Palaeolithic:

Clactonian (flakes found, no human bones) Acheullan(eg. Swanscombe Man, 250,000 BC an early Neanderthal)

Middle Palaeolithic:

(typical Neanderthal, 100,000-40,000 BC)

Upper or Late Palaeolithic:

(Modern Man, 30,000 BC)

Mesolithic (Middle Stone Age:

-fishing, fowling, 8000 BC

Neolithic (New Stone Age):

-farming, 4000 BC

Bronze Age, 1600BC

Iron Age, 650 BC (Celtic)

Evolution of 'Bricket Wood' name

Bruteyt (1228)



Breteghte (1314)

Bruteughtwode (1381)


Briteyghtwod (1505)

Bryteywod (1512)

Boscode Brygteyght (1536)

Bricket Wood (1655)