Monument record 0577201000 - WHITELEAF HILL


Secondary late prehistoric cross-dyke recorded in earthwork survey.

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded


Type and Period (1)

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


Dimensions - Length 56m.
Plan Form - Linear.
Smaller subsidiary dyke (to 00:000) runs along hill slope. Has external bank 4m wide, 0.5m high, ditch of 1m wide, 0.85m deep & slight traces of a smaller internal bank. S terminal & relationship with main dyke destroyed. N end obscured by spoil dumps from excavation of long barrow (CASS 00296). Survey (B1-2).
Dyke appears to extend further NE - visible in Chilterns Conservation Board LiDAR data.

Sources (5)

  • <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.
  • <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SBC19161 Unpublished document: Michael Farley Archaeology. 2000.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SBC25936 Unpublished document: Michael Farley Archaeology. 2000.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.
  • <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 82246 03947 (53m by 106m) (4 map features)
Civil Parish PRINCES RISBOROUGH, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (2)

  • Event - Survey: Site visit (EBC14057)
  • Event - Survey: Topographic earthwork survey (EBC11093)

Record last edited

Jul 17 2024 5:27PM

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