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Boundary earthwork across the Bulford Ranges

A Scheduled Monument in Bulford, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2045 / 51°12'16"N

Longitude: -1.7037 / 1°42'13"W

OS Eastings: 420796.809905

OS Northings: 145070.528127

OS Grid: SU207450

Mapcode National: GBR 4ZT.G2C

Mapcode Global: VHC2N.FZ5J

Entry Name: Boundary earthwork across the Bulford Ranges

Scheduled Date: 6 February 1990

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1009503

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10176

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Bulford

Built-Up Area: Bulford Camp

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Bulford St Leonard

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

Details

A late bronze age boundary ditch c.4-5m wide at ground level with a flanking
bank (or banks), c.3-6m wide. Maximum overall width c.12m. A section cut at
SU20674506 showed it to have a "V" shaped profile. This is one of an extensive
system of earthworks.

MAP EXTRACT
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.

Boundary earthworks which include linear earthworks, so called ranch
boundaries, dykes and cross ridge dykes are particularly well preserved
in the Salisbury Plain Training Area. They provide important evidence
of prehistoric landholdings, land reorganisation and changing
agricultural practices through time.

Source: Historic England

Sources

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

Source: Historic England

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