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Buckinghamshire has a rich history with occupation reaching back as far as 2000BC in some areas. The county itself has existed since the 6th century when it was a subdivision of the kingdom of Mercia and gets its name from an Anglo-Saxon landowner named Bucca. The Romans, Normans and the Industrial Revolution have all played a part in shaping the county and important sides include:

  • A Mesolithic camp and flint manufacturing site at Denham.
  • Neolithic and Bronze Age barrows at Whiteleaf Hill and Beacon Hill.
  • A number of Iron Age hill forts such as Cholesbury Camp, Boddington Camp and Ivinghoe Camp.
  • The Roman roads of Watling Street and Akeman Street, as well as the much older Icknield Way.
  • The Rye and Yewden Roman villas.
  • Medieval earthworks in Warren Wood and Jenkins Wood.
  • The remains of the 12th century hospital of St. John the Baptist.


Explore artefacts and coins found in Buckinghamshire and recorded on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database. There’s even more about Buckinghamshire finds and volunteering on our blog.

To get involved, try one of the museums, clubs or societies or come to a local event. Or contact us to learn more about volunteering for the Portable Antiquities Scheme.




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