Monument record 0572200000 - COOMBE HILL,ELLESBOROUGH

Summary

Remains of late prehistoric cross-dyke, visible as surviving earthworks.

Protected Status/Designation

  • Planning Notification Area: Earthworks of Prehistoric cross dyke on Coombe Hill

Map

Type and Period (1)

  • CROSS DYKE (Late Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 2500 BC? to 42 AD?)

Description

Dimensions - Length 0140 m
Plan Form - LINEAR
DITCH ABOUT 8.5M ACROSS, 0.5M DEEP & ERODED BANK ON N EDGE. RUNS SW ACROSS RIDGE WHICH RUNS N-S & BENDS TOWARDS S AT E END. STOPS ON FLAT GROUND ON CREST OF RIDGE PERHAPS BECAUSE REST OF RIDGE ORIGINALLY WOODED. PROBABLY DUG TO DEFEND A ROUTE ON RIDGE &/OR TO DEMARCATE TERRITORY (B1).

Sources (1)

  • <1>SBC8260 Unpublished document: W L Matthews. 1989. NATIONAL TRUST ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEY: COOMBE HILL & LOW SCRUBS, WHITEELEAF FIELDS.

Location

Grid reference Centred SP 8482 0643 (140m by 30m) (Centred on)
Civil Parish ELLESBOROUGH, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • Event - Survey: (EBC14398)

Record last edited

May 5 2009 11:46AM

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