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Enclosure near 'the Sole Plantation'

A Scheduled Monument in Piddletrenthide, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.8085 / 50°48'30"N

Longitude: -2.4369 / 2°26'12"W

OS Eastings: 369311.568149

OS Northings: 101081.542366

OS Grid: ST693010

Mapcode National: GBR MY.Y8F4

Mapcode Global: FRA 56SY.NG0

Entry Name: Enclosure near 'the Sole Plantation'

Scheduled Date: 30 August 1960

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1002841

English Heritage Legacy ID: DO 436

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Piddletrenthide

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Piddletrenthide

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury


Enclosure forming part of an Iron Age or Romano British field system 870m north east of Higher Southcombe Farm.

Source: Historic England


This record was the subject of a minor enhancement on 19 January 2016. This record has been generated from an "old county number" (OCN) scheduling record. These are monuments that were not reviewed under the Monuments Protection Programme and are some of our oldest designation records.

This monument includes an enclosure forming part of a larger field system situated on a gentle south facing slope on Lower Down within a dry valley leading to the valley of the River Piddle or Trent. The enclosure survives as a roughly rectangular enclosed area defined by low scarps and there are faint traces of possible building platforms in the interior. The surrounding ditches are preserved as entirely buried features.

Source: Historic England

Reasons for Scheduling

The enclosure forming part of an Iron Age or Romano British field system 870m north east of Higher Southcombe Farm will contain archaeological and environmental evidence relating to its construction, longevity, date, function, relationship with the surrounding field system, agricultural practices, possible domestic arrangements and overall landscape context.

Source: Historic England


PastScape Monument No:-199078

Source: Historic England

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