Monument record 0029600000 - ABOVE WHITELEAF CROSS

Summary

Neolithic kidney-shaped barrow recorded in excavation, field and geophysical survey

Protected Status/Designation

  • Ancient Monument 1009532: A NEOLITHIC BARROW ON WHITELEAF HILL, 50M EAST OF WHITELEAF CROSS
  • Planning Notification Area: Chalk cross, prehistoric barrows and World War I practice trenches on Whiteleaf Hill

Map

Type and Period (1)

  • OVAL BARROW (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Description

Dimensions - Length 2200 cm Height 0182 Width 1800
Plan Form - KIDNEY SHAPED
REMAINS OF TUMULUS (B1).
FORECOURT ON E SURROUNDS CIRCULAR DITCH. 2 LOBES OF MOUND SEPARATED BY NARROW NECK: S LOBE WIDER & HIGHER. EXCAVATED (SEE 01:000). VARIANT OF USUAL NEO COLLECTIVE TOMB (B4).
FALSE-CRESTED MOUND WITH TRACES OF DITCH ESP TO N. SHAPE MUCH ALTERED BY SCOTT'S EXCAVS, & SOME DUMPS (B10).
Condition survey 2000 (B12).
Geophysical surveys carried out Bartlett-Clark Consultancy in September 2002 and June 2003 identified a number of anomalies probably associated with the 1930s excavations and part of the main barrow ditch to the east of the mound. See report for detail (B14).

Sources (16)

  • ---SBC20828 Aerial Photograph: Major Allen. 1934. 1934 Ashmolean Museum (Major Allen) oblique AP. SP82180400. Yes.
  • <1>SBC12879 Bibliographic reference: RCHM BUCKS 1,P263.
  • <2>SBC14055 Bibliographic reference: SCOTT L, CHILDE V G R SMITH I 1954 EXCAVATION OF A NEOLITHIC BARROW ON WHITELEAF HILL, BUCKS INPP520.
  • <3>SBC13993 Scheduling record: English Heritage. 1992. SCHEDULING LISTS OF INSPECTORATE OF ANCIENT MONUMENTS.
  • <4>SBC6237 Bibliographic reference: HEAD J F 1955 EARLY MAN IN S BUCKS PP36, 162.
  • <5>SBC6653 Article in serial: INTERIM REPORTS IN: PP5 1935 1 P132; PP5 1936 2 P2 13; PP5 1937 3 P441; CONGRESS OF ARCH SOCS REPORT.
  • <6>SBC14054 Bibliographic reference: SCOTT L EXCAVATION NOTEBOOKS,CORRESPONDENCE ETC AT NMR,FORTRESS HOUSE,LONDON WIX 2HE (SELECTED PHOTO.
  • <7>SBC2945 Bibliographic reference: CLARK J G D 1960 EXCAVATIONS AT THE NEOLITHIC SITE AT HURST FEN; MILDENHALL, SUFFOLK IN PP526PP202-2.
  • <8>SBC1289 Bibliographic reference: BCM ACCESSIONS REGISTERS 1956, 1978 & 1984.
  • <9>SBC4343 Bibliographic reference: DR C E KING,ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM,OXFORD,MARCH 1984/BCM COIN CATALOGUE.
  • <10>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.
  • <11>SBC821 Bibliographic reference: BARKER D,STOKE-ON-TRENT CITY MUSEUM & ART GALLERY, JANUARY 1993 (& SEE BCM ACCESSIONS REGISTER 1993..
  • <12>SBC19447 Unpublished document: Kidd S. 2000. Whiteleaf Hill site visit and condition report.
  • <13>SBC19161 Unpublished document: Michael Farley Archaeology. 2000. Whiteleaf Local Nature Reserve, Princes Risborough, Bucks..
  • <14>SBC22176 Unpublished document: Bartlett-Clark Consultancy. 2004. Whiteleaf Hill, Princes Risborough: Report on Archaeogeophysical Surveys 2002-3.
  • <15>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.

Location

Grid reference SP 82220 03985 (point)
Civil Parish PRINCES RISBOROUGH, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (6)

Related Events/Activities (6)

  • Event - Intervention: (EBC10023)
  • Event - Survey: (EBC14570)
  • Event - Survey: (EBC17892)
  • Event - Survey: Condition survey (EBC15939)
  • Event - Survey: Geophysical survey (EBC16513)
  • Event - Survey: Topographic earthwork survey (EBC11093)

Record last edited

Feb 21 2017 6:06PM

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