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Record details

BCC record ID:0001700000
Type of record:Monument
Summary:Remains of Iron Age hillfort on Pulpit Hill, recorded in earthwork surveys and trial trench excavations.
Grid Reference:SP 8317 0502
Parish:

GREAT AND LITTLE KIMBLE, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Monument type(s)

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 0100 m Width 0090
Plan Form - D SHAPED
ON EDGE OF ESCARPMENT OF CHILTERNS. E SIDE DOUBLE RAMPART & DITCH, ORIGINAL ENTRANCE WITH ?MODERN WIDENING. PLATFORM BEHIND DOUBLE RAMPART (B6,B10).
IA 'C' BIVALLATE RIDGE END FORT (B8).
EARLY REF AS CYMBELINE'S MOUNT (CASS 0020). TRADITIONALLY ASCRIBED TO CUNOBELIN (B1).
EXCAVATED BY B BURGESS (B2).
SCHEDULED (B10).
Detailed topographical survey carried out by English Heritage on behalf of the National Trust (B13-14).

Sources and further reading

<1>Bibliographic reference: LIPSCOMB 2 P341.
<2>Article in serial: B Burgess. 1855. 'EARTHWORKS AT HAMPDEN & LITTLE KIMBLE', IN RECS OF BUCKS 1 P141. Vol 1.
<3>Bibliographic reference: EVANS J 1872 ANCIENT STONE IMPLEMENTS PP253,279.
<4>Bibliographic reference: ALLCROFT A HADRIAN 1908 EARTHWORK OF ENGLAND.
<5>Bibliographic reference: VCH BUCKS 2 P25.
<6>Bibliographic reference: RCHM BUCKS 1 P164.
<7>Unpublished document: BCM ACCESSIONS REGISTERS 1914, 1962, 1965 & 1973.
<8>Unpublished document: OS RECORD CARDS (FILED).
<9>Article in serial: 1942. OXONIENSIA 1942 7 P108 (NOTE). Vol 7.
<10>Scheduling record: SCHEDULING LIST OF INSPECTORATE OF ANCIENT MONUMENTS JUNE 1924: REVISED DEC 1995 (COPY, FILED)/SAM P.
<11>Unpublished document: W L Matthews. 1988. NATIONAL TRUST ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEY: PULPIT WOOD.
<12>Graphic material: Went DA. 1995. Pulpit Hill Camp MPP fieldworker site visit.
<13>Unpublished document: English Heritage. 2001. Pulpit Hill, Great and Little Kimble:Iron Age Hillfort.
<14>Bibliographic reference: National Trust. 2001. The National Trust Annual Archaeological Review 2000-2001. No 9. p57

Associated excavations and fieldwork

  • EBC11794:
  • EBC13820:
  • EBC13830:
  • EBC14168:
  • EBC15961: Condition survey
  • EBC16009: Topographic survey

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