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Record details

BCC record ID:0001801000
Type of record:Monument
Summary:Possible late prehistoric hillfort pre-dating Desborough Castle
Grid Reference:SU 8468 9329
Parish:

HIGH WYCOMBE, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Monument type(s)

  • HILLFORT? (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 0260 m
Plan Form - CURVILINEAR
HILLTOP APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN OCCUPIED BY PREHISTORIC CAMP (B4).
REMAINS OF OUTER WORK PROBABLY CONTOUR FORT. N & W FAINT TRACES OF OUTER WORK, ALMOST CONCENTRIC. SEEMS EARLIER THAN RINGWORK (B5).
BANK & DITCH PROB IRON AGE (B8).
DATING INCONCLUSIVE (B11). SEE ALSO CASS 0018:01:001; 04:001-2..

Sources and further reading

<4>Bibliographic reference: VCH BUCKS 2 P24; 3 PP33,135.
<5>Bibliographic reference: RCHM BUCKS 1 P318.
<8>Article in serial: C Saunders. 1971. 'THE PRE BELGIC IRON AGE IN THE CENTRAL & WESTERN CHILTERNS', IN ARCH J 128. Vol 128.
<11>Bibliographic reference: FARLEY M E, JAN 1973 FIELD VISIT.
<21>Article in serial: Michael Farley. 2009. 'How large was the Iron Age 'hillfort' at Desborough Castle, West Wycombe?', in Recs of Bucks 49 pp235-238. Vol 49.

Associated excavations and fieldwork

  • EBC1113: Trial trenching
  • EBC13928:

Related monuments

Images

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Reports

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