Monument record 0687404002 - Penn Wood Camp


Possible Second World War practice trenches visible as earthworks in Penn Wood

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded


Type and Period (1)

  • PRACTICE TRENCH? (Modern - 1939 AD? to 1945 AD?)


The survey notes a recent narrow excavation or slit trench with a larger sinuous excavation to the S. Both are believed to be fairly modern and possibly of WWII origin (B1).
LIDAR survey in 2015 identified a zig-zag bank and ditch 250m long, aligned NW-SE, the top of the bank being about 0.65m above the base of the ditch. See report for detail and plot (B3).

Sources (3)

  • <1>SBC20067 Unpublished document: Neil Sanderson. 2000. Ecological and Historic Landscape Assessment of Penn Wood.
  • <2>SBC19623 Bibliographic reference: Miles Green. 1999. The History of Penn Wood.
  • <3>SBC24645 Article in serial: Chess Valley Archaeological and Historical Society. 2015. Chess Valley Journal (Journal of the Chess Valley Archaeological and Historical Society) 2015. Vol 35. pp29-34, Fig 5.


Grid reference SU 91992 96063 (point)
Civil Parish PENN, Chiltern, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • Event - Survey: Ecological and historic landscape survey (EBC16289)

Record last edited

Jan 8 2019 11:54AM

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