Monument record 0560500000 - WHITELEAF WOODS

Summary

World War I practice trenches recorded in topographic and geophysical surveys.

Protected Status/Designation

  • Planning Notification Area: Chalk cross, prehistoric barrows and World War I practice trenches on Whiteleaf Hill

Map

Type and Period (1)

  • PRACTICE TRENCH (Modern - 1914 AD to 1918 AD)

Description

Plan Form - LINEAR
3 GROUPS OF ZIG-ZAG TRENCHES & LINEAR MOUNDS OF UPCAST MAINLY N-S, SURVIVING AS SHALLOW DITCHES & LOW BANKS. BEST PRESERVED AT SP 82257 03763 WHERE TRENCHES 0.8M DEEP, 1.2M WIDE. 1990 GALES? UPROOTED TREES & OBSCURED FEATURES. DUG IN WINTER 1914 BY TROOPS OF 21ST DIVISION AT HALTON AS PRACTICE TRENCHES (B1,B4).
Topographical survey 1998 (B6).
Condition survey 2000 (B7).

Sources (9)

  • <1>SBC7409 Bibliographic reference: LETTER FROM BUCKS COUNTY VALUER & LAND AGENT 31 DEC 1984 (FILED).
  • <2>SBC2037 Article in serial: BUCKS HERALD 21 FEB 1985 & 28 FEB 1985 & BUCKS ADVERTISER 1 MARCH 1985 (COPIES FILED).
  • <3>SBC4861 Bibliographic reference: FARLEY M E (BCM) JULY 1991.
  • <4>SBC16786 Article in serial: Julia Wise. 1991. 'A Survey of Prehistoric and Later Earthworks on Whiteleaf Hill', in Recs of Bucks 33 PP108-113. Vol 33.
  • <5>SBC19290 Unpublished document: Elliott Viney. 1995. Letter from Viney E to Farley M (extract).
  • <6>SBC19160 Unpublished document: Michael Farley Archaeology. 1998. A Survey of probable First World War Practice Trenches at Whiteleaf, Princes Risborough, Bucks..
  • <7>SBC19447 Unpublished document: Kidd S. 2000. Whiteleaf Hill site visit and condition report.
  • <8>SBC19161 Unpublished document: Michael Farley Archaeology. 2000. Whiteleaf Local Nature Reserve, Princes Risborough, Bucks..
  • <9>SBC23046 Article in serial: Gill Hey, Caroline Dennis & Andrew Mayes. 2007. 'Archaeological Investigations on Whiteleaf Hill, Princes Risborough, 2002-6', in Records of Bucks 47 pp1-80. Vol 47, Part 2.

Location

Grid reference Centred SP 8225 0374 (2m by 110m) (Centred on)
Civil Parish PRINCES RISBOROUGH, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

Related Events/Activities (4)

  • Event - Survey: (EBC14534)
  • Event - Survey: Condition survey (EBC15939)
  • Event - Survey: Geophysical survey (EBC16513)
  • Event - Survey: Topographic earthwork survey (EBC11093)

Record last edited

Feb 6 2008 6:17PM

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