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Multiple trackway south of Bulford Camp

A Scheduled Monument in Amesbury, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.1806 / 51°10'50"N

Longitude: -1.7258 / 1°43'33"W

OS Eastings: 419259.419494

OS Northings: 142411.071258

OS Grid: SU192424

Mapcode National: GBR 4ZZ.VY5

Mapcode Global: VHC2V.1LG9

Entry Name: Multiple trackway south of Bulford Camp

Scheduled Date: 24 January 1962

Last Amended: 13 March 1990

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1009613

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10256

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Amesbury

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Amesbury St Mary and St Melor

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury


Multiple trackways running up and along a hill ridge. The most substantial
trackway south of the road, is damaged by motor-bikes and scrub. It consists
of a ditch with a bank to the south and traces of one to the north, overall
width c.11m.

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.

Droveways and trackways are well represented in the Salisbury Plain
Training Area, where they provide communications between individual
settlements and link occupation areas with their fields. The trackways
are frequently cut down below the level of the surrounding fields,
while the related form of the holloway was often used to mark the
boundary between neighbouring estates.

Source: Historic England


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

Source: Historic England

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