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Record details

BCC record ID:0214100000
Type of record:Monument
Summary:Possible Neolithic to Bronze Age barrow recorded in earthwork and geophysical surveys.
Grid Reference:SP 82120 04198
Parish:

PRINCES RISBOROUGH, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Monument type(s)

  • BOWL BARROW? (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC? to 701 BC?)

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 - Radius 0007 m Height 0001
BARROW? (B1).
REGULAR CONICAL MOUND: ENCIRCLING DITCH SUGGESTED BY NARROW LEVEL AREA 1M WIDE AT BASE. SLIGHT TRACES OF EXTERNAL BANK 2.75M WIDE DISCERNIBLE AT S & NE. APPARENTLY POSITIONED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF FALSE CREST AT N END OF RIDGE. LITTLE EROSION. SURVEY AT 1:100 (B2).
SCHEDULED: SAM 19047 (B7).
Condition survey 2000 (B3).
Geophysical surveys carried out by Bartlett-Clark Consultancy in September 2002 and June 2003 identified pit-like anomalies adjacent to the mound but failed to find any evidence of a ditch. See report for details (B5).

Sources and further reading

<1>Unpublished document: Ordnance Survey Field Investigator. OS FIELD INVESTIGATOR.
<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Unpublished document: Kidd S. 2000. Whiteleaf Hill site visit and condition report.
<4>Unpublished document: Michael Farley Archaeology. 2000. Whiteleaf Local Nature Reserve, Princes Risborough, Bucks..
<5>Unpublished document: Bartlett-Clark Consultancy. 2004. Whiteleaf Hill, Princes Risborough: Report on Archaeogeophysical Surveys 2002-3.
<6>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.
<7>Scheduling record: English Heritage. 1992. SCHEDULING LIST OF INSPECTORATE OF ANCIENT MONUMENTS.

Associated excavations and fieldwork

  • EBC11093: Topographic earthwork survey
  • EBC14113:
  • EBC15939: Condition survey
  • EBC16513: Geophysical survey

Related monuments: none

Images

Mound found to be a natural knoll at the north end of Whiteleaf ridge  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilMound found to be a natural knoll at the north end of Whiteleaf ridge  © Buckinghamshire County CouncilMound found to be a natural knoll at the north end of Whiteleaf ridge  © Buckinghamshire County Council

Reports

No image caption available  © Buckinghamshire County Council

No image caption available © Buckinghamshire County Council