Monument record 0002200000 - WHELPLEY HILL CAMP


Probable Iron Age or medieval defended enclosure at Whelpley Hill Camp.

Protected Status/Designation

  • Planning Notification Area: Earthworks of Prehistoric hillfort at Whelpley Hill


Type and Period (2)

  • UNIVALLATE HILLFORT (Early Iron Age to Medieval - 700 BC to 1539 AD)
  • HILLFORT (Early Iron Age to Medieval - 700 BC to 1539 AD)


Dimensions - Length 120m, Width 100m.
Plan Form - Oval.
Situated on a plateau surrounded by a rampart (01:002) & ditch (01:003). Gap in bank in SE is the only visible entrance (01:001). No trace of structures and no finds. In 1860 attempt made to bring whole area under plough (B2).
Site id much denuded (B4).
Scheduled: SAM 27154 (B6).
Geophysical surveys (B8).

Sources (9)

  • <1>SBC1315 Unpublished document: BCM CAS RECORD CARD 0022..
  • <2>SBC14112 Bibliographic reference: SHEAHAN J J 1862 HISTORY AND TOPOGRAPHY OF BUCKINGHAMSHIRE P840.
  • <3>SBC15498 Bibliographic reference: VCH BUCKS 3 P205.
  • <4>SBC12613 Bibliographic reference: RCHM BUCKS 1 1912 P16.
  • <5>SBC11387 Unpublished document: Ordnance Survey. OS RECORD CARDS SP 90 SE 16 (AND 44).
  • <6>SBC14021 Scheduling record: English Heritage. 1996. SCHEDULING LISTS OF INSPECTORATE OF ANCIENT MONUMENTS.
  • <7>SBC13672 Article in serial: 1848. RECS OF BUCKS I P30 ('BB: PAROCHIAL NOTES'). Vol 1.
  • <8>SBC19053 Unpublished document: John Gover. 2000. A Geophysical Investigation of Whelpley Hill Enclosure.
  • <9>SBC26739 Article in serial: Yvonne Edwards & John Gover. 2021. 'Excavations at Whelpley Hill Earthwork, 2013-2016', in Records of Buckinghamshire vol 61 pp59-68. Vol 61.


Grid reference SP 99680 03970 (point)
Civil Parish ASHLEY GREEN, Chiltern, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

Related Events/Activities (5)

  • Event - Survey: Geophysical surveys (EBC15940)
  • Event - Survey: Geophysical surveys (EBC18592)
  • Event - Survey: Topographic earthwork survey (EBC18589)
  • Event - Survey: Topographic earthwork survey (EBC18590)
  • Event - Intervention: Trial trenching (EBC18591)

Record last edited

Feb 7 2024 5:39PM

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