Place:


Whiteleaf  Buckinghamshire

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Whiteleaf like this:

WHITELEAF, or Whitecliffe, a hamlet in Monks-Risborough parish, Bucks; 4 miles SW of Wendover. A cross is cut on the side of a lofty chalk hill here; appears to be a memorial of the battle fought by the ancient Britons with Hengist and Horsa, on the plain of Risborough; consists of trenches 2 or 3 feet deep; measures nearly 100 feet by from 50 to 20 in the perpendicular line, and about 70 feet by 12 in the transverse line; and is said to be discernible at a distance of 30 miles.

Additional information about this locality is available for Monks Risborough

Whiteleaf through time

Whiteleaf is now part of Wycombe district. Click here for graphs and data of how Wycombe has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Whiteleaf itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Whiteleaf, in Wycombe and Buckinghamshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/25796

Date accessed: 25th February 2020


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