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Record details

BCC record ID:0577200000
Type of record:Monument
Summary:Late prehistoric cross-dyke recorded in earthwork survey.
Grid Reference:SP 8225 0386
Parish:

PRINCES RISBOROUGH, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Monument type(s)

  • CROSS DYKE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC? to 42 AD?)

Associated finds: none recorded

Protected status

  • Ancient Monument
  • 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

Dimensions - Length 0168 m Width 0008
Plan Form - LINEAR
LONG UNIVALLATE DITCH & LARGE BANK TO N & TRACES OF SMALLER BANK TO S. BEST PRESERVED AT SW END (SP822 10383) WHERE BANK IS 0.8M HIGH. DYKE OBLITERATED AT NE END & VANISHES AT SW. ORIGINAL LENGTH IMPOSSIBLE TO ESTIMATE. CUT BY MED(?) HOLLOWAY AT SP82200383. SOME EROSION & TREE DAMAGE. DETAILS & SURVEY (B1-2).
SCHEDULED: SAM 27148 (B4).
Condition survey 2000 (B5).
Geophysical surveys carried out by Bartlett-Clark Consultancy in September 2002 and June 2003 failed to find any evidence for the continuation of the ditch extending northwards towards the Neolithic barrow. See report for details (B7).

Sources and further reading

<1>Bibliographic reference: FARLEY M E (BCM) MAY 1991 FIELD VISIT.
<2>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>Unpublished document: DAMANT C (BUCKS CC) PIKE A R & FARLEY M E (BCM) DEC 1993.
<4>Scheduling record: English Heritage. 1996. SCHEDULING LISTS OF INSPECTORATE OF ANCIENT MONUMENTS.
<5>Unpublished document: Kidd S. 2000. Whiteleaf Hill site visit and condition report.
<6>Unpublished document: Michael Farley Archaeology. 2000. Whiteleaf Local Nature Reserve, Princes Risborough, Bucks..
<7>Unpublished document: Bartlett-Clark Consultancy. 2004. Whiteleaf Hill, Princes Risborough: Report on Archaeogeophysical Surveys 2002-3.
<8>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
  • EBC14057: Site visit
  • EBC15939: Condition survey
  • EBC16513: Geophysical survey

Related monuments

Images

Overgrown Bronze or Iron Age cross-dyke on Whiteleaf Hill  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilOvergrown Bronze or Iron Age cross-dyke on Whiteleaf Hill  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilOvergrown Bronze or Iron Age cross-dyke on Whiteleaf Hill  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilOvergrown Bronze or Iron Age cross-dyke on Whiteleaf Hill  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilCross-ridge dyke on Whiteleaf Hill  © Oxford ArchaeologyCross Ridge Dyke, Whiteleaf Hill  © Oxford Archaeology

Reports

No image caption available  © Buckinghamshire County Council

No image caption available © Buckinghamshire County Council