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Record details

BCC record ID:0560500000
Type of record:Monument
Summary:World War I practice trenches recorded in topographic and geophysical surveys.
Grid Reference:SP 8225 0374
Parish:

PRINCES RISBOROUGH, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Monument type(s)

  • PRACTICE TRENCH (Modern - 1914 AD to 1918 AD)

Associated finds: none recorded

Protected status

  • Planning Notification Area

Public access information

Is the site accessible to the public?Yes
Is the site visible from a public viewpoint?Yes

Full description

Plan Form - LINEAR
3 GROUPS OF ZIG-ZAG TRENCHES & LINEAR MOUNDS OF UPCAST MAINLY N-S, SURVIVING AS SHALLOW DITCHES & LOW BANKS. BEST PRESERVED AT SP 82257 03763 WHERE TRENCHES 0.8M DEEP, 1.2M WIDE. 1990 GALES? UPROOTED TREES & OBSCURED FEATURES. DUG IN WINTER 1914 BY TROOPS OF 21ST DIVISION AT HALTON AS PRACTICE TRENCHES (B1,B4).
Topographical survey 1998 (B6).
Condition survey 2000 (B7).

Sources and further reading

<1>Bibliographic reference: LETTER FROM BUCKS COUNTY VALUER & LAND AGENT 31 DEC 1984 (FILED).
<2>Article in serial: BUCKS HERALD 21 FEB 1985 & 28 FEB 1985 & BUCKS ADVERTISER 1 MARCH 1985 (COPIES FILED).
<3>Bibliographic reference: FARLEY M E (BCM) JULY 1991.
<4>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.
<5>Unpublished document: Elliott Viney. 1995. Letter from Viney E to Farley M (extract).
<6>Unpublished document: Michael Farley Archaeology. 1998. A Survey of probable First World War Practice Trenches at Whiteleaf, Princes Risborough, Bucks..
<7>Unpublished document: Kidd S. 2000. Whiteleaf Hill site visit and condition report.
<8>Unpublished document: Michael Farley Archaeology. 2000. Whiteleaf Local Nature Reserve, Princes Risborough, Bucks..
<9>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.

Associated excavations and fieldwork

  • EBC11093: Topographic earthwork survey
  • EBC14534:
  • EBC15939: Condition survey
  • EBC16513: Geophysical survey

Related monuments

Images

First World War practice trenches on Whiteleaf Hill  © Michael FarleyFirst World War practice trenches on Whiteleaf Hill  © Michael FarleyFirst World War practice trenches in Whiteleaf Woods  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilFirst World War practice trenches in Whiteleaf Woods  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilFirst World War practice trenches in Whiteleaf Woods  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilFirst World War practice trenches in Whiteleaf Woods  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilWorld War I practise trench on Whiteleaf Hill  © Oxford Archaeology

Reports

No image caption available  © Buckinghamshire County Council

No image caption available © Buckinghamshire County Council