Monument record 0091000000 - BEACON HILL

Summary

Late prehistoric round barrow excavated in the nineteenth century and re-used as a beacon and Second World War gun emplacement.

Protected Status/Designation

  • Ancient Monument 1013939: BOWL BARROW ON BEACON HILL, 500M SOUTH OF ELLESBOROUGH CHURCH
  • Planning Notification Area: Bronze Age barrow excavated in the 19th century and Roman finds scatter

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Type and Period (3)

  • ROUND BARROW? (Late Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 2500 BC to 42 AD)
  • BEACON? (Medieval to Post-Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1798 AD?)
  • GUN EMPLACEMENT (Modern - 1939 AD? to 1945 AD?)

Description

Dimensions - Length 0600 cm Width 0350 Height 0091
EXCAVATED BY B BURGESS. FOUND BONE FRAGMENTS, A HORSES TOOTH, A LITTLE CHARCOAL & COARSE BROWN & BLACK POTTERY (B1).
SCRAPED BARROW (B3).
PRESUMED BARROW IS SMALL OBLONG MOUND WITH DITCH. SHARP FEATURES PRESUMED DUE TO USE AS A BEACON. EARTHWORK AT END OF HILL USED FOR FLAGSTAFF. ALSO GUN EMPLACEMENT (B8).
SAM (B9).
MPP field worker also notes scar on side of barrow - left from 1856 excavation? (B10).

Sources (12)

  • <1>SBC2202 Article in serial: B Burgess. 1855. 'EARTHWORKS AT HAMPDEN & LITTLE KIMBLE', IN RECS OF BUCKS1 PP140,141. Vol 1.
  • <2>SBC12633 Bibliographic reference: RCHM BUCKS 1 P142.
  • <3>SBC4453 Article in serial: James Dyer. 1959. 'BARROWS OF THE CHILTERNS', IN ARCHAEOLOGICAL JOURNAL116 P16. No 116.
  • <4>SBC976 Unpublished document: BCM ACCESSIONS REGISTER 1961 & 1973.
  • <5>SBC4785 Bibliographic reference: FARLEY M E & PIKE A R (BCM) MAY 1978 VISIT TO REV C N WHITE.
  • <6>SBC11627 Verbal communication: PAVRY MR F TO FARLEY M E (BCM) 21 MARCH 1973.
  • <7>SBC10628 Unpublished document: Ordnance Survey Field Investigator. OS RECORD CARD.
  • <8>SBC11953 Verbal communication: Andrew Pike (BCM). 1979. PIKE A R (BCM) OCT 1979 FIELD VISIT.
  • <9>SBC13944 Scheduling record: English Heritage. 1995. SCHEDULING LIST OF INSPECTORATE OF ANCIENT MONUMENTS.
  • <10>SBC19437 Graphic material: Dave Went (EH). 1995. Plan of earthworks on Beacon Hill by MPP Fieldworker.
  • <11>SBC19439 Graphic material: Went DA. 1995. MPP compass survey of Beacon Hill.
  • <12>SBC23964 Scheduling record: English Heritage. 1996. SCHEDULING LIST OF INSPECTORATE OF ANCIENT MONUMENTS.

Location

Grid reference SP 8360 0618 (point) (Exact)
Civil Parish ELLESBOROUGH, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (5)

Related Events/Activities (3)

  • Event - Intervention: (EBC11794)
  • Event - Survey: (EBC13472)
  • Event - Survey: MPP fieldworker site visit (EBC15932)

Record last edited

Nov 1 2016 9:42AM

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