41. GERRARDS CROSS.
(O.S. 6 in. xlviii. S.E.)
(1). Plateau Camp, in Bulstrode Park, stands
on level ground about 275 ft. above O.D. It is
remarkable as an important example of its class
and as the largest defensive earthwork in the
The work is roughly oval in shape, and
encloses approximately 22 acres. The defences
consist of an inner and outer rampart and
ditch, except on the W. and N.W. sides where
the outer ditch is obliterated. Of a flint wall
added on the inner rampart on the N.W. the
foundations remain; in the middle of the E.
side of the camp and on the S. and N.E. sides
are gaps, some of which may be original
Dimensions—Inner rampart 8½ ft. to 12 ft.
high, 42½ ft. to 50½ ft. wide. Outer rampart
4½ ft. to 6 ft. high, 27½ ft. to 44 ft. wide. Inner
ditch 4½ ft. to 6 ft. deep and 42 to 51½ ft. wide.
Outer ditch 1 ft. to 2½ ft. deep and 24 to 37½ ft.
Condition—Fairly good; oak trees planted on