Monument record 0577200000 - WHITELEAF HILL


Late prehistoric cross-dyke recorded in earthwork survey.

Protected Status/Designation

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


Type and Period (1)

  • CROSS DYKE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC? to 42 AD?)


Dimensions - Length 168m, Width 8m.
Plan Form - Linear.
Long univallate ditch & large bank to N & traces of smaller bank to S. Best preserved at SW end (SP8221 0383) where bank is 0.8m high. Dyke obliterated at NE end & vanishes at SW. Original length impossible to estimate. Cut by Medieval(?) holloway at SP82200383. Some erossion & tree damage. Details & Survey (B1-2).
Scheduled: SAM No.27148 (B4).
Condition survey 2000 (B5).
Geophysical surveys carried out by Bartlett-Clark Consultancy in September 2002 and June 2003 failed to find any evidence for the continuation of the ditch extending northwards towards the Neolithic barrow. See report for details (B7).

Sources (9)

  • <1>SBC4878 Bibliographic reference: FARLEY M E (BCM) MAY 1991 FIELD VISIT.
  • <2>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.
  • <3>SBC3382 Unpublished document: DAMANT C (BUCKS CC) PIKE A R & FARLEY M E (BCM) DEC 1993.
  • <4>SBC23976 Scheduling record: English Heritage. 1996. SCHEDULING LISTS OF INSPECTORATE OF ANCIENT MONUMENTS.
  • <5>SBC19447 Unpublished document: Kidd S. 2000. Whiteleaf Hill site visit and condition report.
  • <6>SBC19161 Unpublished document: Michael Farley Archaeology. 2000. Whiteleaf Local Nature Reserve, Princes Risborough.
  • <6>SBC25936 Unpublished document: Michael Farley Archaeology. 2000. Whiteleaf Local Nature Reserve: Texts for Interpretation of the Archaeology and History of the Site.
  • <7>SBC22176 Unpublished document: Bartlett-Clark Consultancy. 2004. Whiteleaf Hill, Princes Risborough: Report on Archaeogeophysical Surveys 2002-3.
  • <8>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.


Grid reference Centred SP 8224 0385 (170m by 104m)
Civil Parish PRINCES RISBOROUGH, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

Related Events/Activities (4)

  • Event - Survey: Condition survey (EBC15939)
  • Event - Survey: Geophysical survey (EBC16513)
  • Event - Survey: Site visit (EBC14057)
  • Event - Survey: Topographic earthwork survey (EBC11093)

Record last edited

Feb 22 2023 9:52AM

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