Monument record 0214100000 - NORTH END OF WHITELEAF RIDGE

Summary

Possible Neolithic to Bronze Age barrow recorded in earthwork and geophysical surveys.

Protected Status/Designation

  • Ancient Monument 1009354: A BOWL BARROW ON WHITELEAF HILL, 200M NORTH OF WHITELEAF CROSS
  • Planning Notification Area: Chalk cross, prehistoric barrows and World War I practice trenches on Whiteleaf Hill

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Type and Period (1)

  • BOWL BARROW? (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC? to 701 BC?)

Description

Dimensions - Radius 0007 m Height 0001
BARROW? (B1).
REGULAR CONICAL MOUND: ENCIRCLING DITCH SUGGESTED BY NARROW LEVEL AREA 1M WIDE AT BASE. SLIGHT TRACES OF EXTERNAL BANK 2.75M WIDE DISCERNIBLE AT S & NE. APPARENTLY POSITIONED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF FALSE CREST AT N END OF RIDGE. LITTLE EROSION. SURVEY AT 1:100 (B2).
SCHEDULED: SAM 19047 (B7).
Condition survey 2000 (B3).
Geophysical surveys carried out by Bartlett-Clark Consultancy in September 2002 and June 2003 identified pit-like anomalies adjacent to the mound but failed to find any evidence of a ditch. See report for details (B5).

Sources (7)

  • <1>SBC10552 Unpublished document: Ordnance Survey Field Investigator. OS FIELD INVESTIGATOR.
  • <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>SBC19447 Unpublished document: Kidd S. 2000. Whiteleaf Hill site visit and condition report.
  • <4>SBC19161 Unpublished document: Michael Farley Archaeology. 2000. Whiteleaf Local Nature Reserve, Princes Risborough, Bucks..
  • <5>SBC22176 Unpublished document: Bartlett-Clark Consultancy. 2004. Whiteleaf Hill, Princes Risborough: Report on Archaeogeophysical Surveys 2002-3.
  • <6>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.
  • <7>SBC23958 Scheduling record: English Heritage. 1992. SCHEDULING LIST OF INSPECTORATE OF ANCIENT MONUMENTS.

Location

Grid reference SP 82120 04198 (point)
Civil Parish PRINCES RISBOROUGH, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (4)

  • Event - Survey: (EBC14113)
  • Event - Survey: Condition survey (EBC15939)
  • Event - Survey: Geophysical survey (EBC16513)
  • Event - Survey: Topographic earthwork survey (EBC11093)

Record last edited

Jul 28 2011 5:12PM

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