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Henge Monument/enclosure, on Everleigh Down, north of Weather Hill Firs

A Scheduled Monument in Everleigh, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2724 / 51°16'20"N

Longitude: -1.7055 / 1°42'19"W

OS Eastings: 420642.982137

OS Northings: 152624.304868

OS Grid: SU206526

Mapcode National: GBR 4Z1.1NN

Mapcode Global: VHC2G.D87X

Entry Name: Henge Monument/enclosure, on Everleigh Down, north of Weather Hill Firs

Scheduled Date: 10 January 1990

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1009445

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10061

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Everleigh

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Details

A rare site originally interpreted as a henge monument but possibly an
enclosure. Internally it measures c.45m diameter, externally the overall
diameter is c.76m. There is a probable entrance in the south-west with another
suggested in the north-east.

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The site of the monument is shown on the attached map extract.

Source: Historic England

Reasons for Scheduling

The most complete and extensive survival of chalk downland archaeological
remains in central southern England occurs on Salisbury Plain, particularly in
those areas lying within the Salisbury Plain Training Area. These remains
represent one of the few extant archaeological "landscapes" in Britain and are
considered to be of special significance because they differ in character from
those in other areas with comparable levels of preservation. Individual sites
on Salisbury Plain are seen as being additionally important because the
evidence of their direct association with each other survives so well.
Enclosures provide important evidence of land use and agricultural practices
in the prehistoric/Romano-British period. The enclosures in the Salisbury
Plain Training Area belong to one of the most important and best preserved
fossil landscapes in southern Britain. The presence of these remains and their
relationship with extensive field systems and settlement complexes, are of
critical importance to understanding the character and development of Downland
agriculture.

Source: Historic England

Sources

Other
Trust for Wessex Archaeology, (1987)
Wiltshire Library & Museum Service, (1987)

Source: Historic England

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