ROMADAM

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AIM’s first major project was:

Recording Of Marlow And District’s Ancient Monuments

ROMADAM was a project conducted by Archaeology in Marlow, sponsored by the Local Heritage Initiative: to survey and record the topography of Marlow’s four major archaeological treasures:

  • Medmenham Hillfort – with the exact position of the 12th century Bolebec Castle still to be located
  • Danesfield Hillfort – in spite of damage by previous generations, an important Thames Valley fort
  • Warren Wood – possibly a medieval enclosure, with earlier history, which had not been comprhensively investigated before.
  • Pullingshill Wood First World War trenches – dug by local contractors and probably troops to learn the art of trench making, prior to being sent to the Western Front – extensive and unique. Surveying is now complete and a map is available from AIM.

Outcomes of the ROMADAM Project:

  • An accurate and lasting record of the monuments
  • Information panels on each site
  • Web site, booklet and leaflets
  • Increased public awareness leading to a more secure
    future
  • Talks on the Project have been given to local societies and groups

The ROMADAM Project was completed in 2008 and endeavoured to work to ensure that the knowledge obtained was available to all interested parties. As part of this work, we are pleased to announce the publication of a book detailing the results of our investigations, which is on sale in WH Smith and the Tourist Information Centre (both in MarloW).

Cover of the ROMADAM Book

Cover of the ROMADAM Book

Copies of the book can be obtained from WHSmiths in Marlow, or by contacting John Laker.

The cover price of £9.99 includes postage

Organised by Archaeology in Marlow with the Local Heritage Initiative.

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