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Enclosure on Milston Down

A Scheduled Monument in Tidworth, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2181 / 51°13'5"N

Longitude: -1.7046 / 1°42'16"W

OS Eastings: 420726.415025

OS Northings: 146586.277774

OS Grid: SU207465

Mapcode National: GBR 4ZM.FWB

Mapcode Global: VHC2N.DNP2

Entry Name: Enclosure on Milston Down

Scheduled Date: 7 February 1990

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1009642

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10178

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Tidworth

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Milston with Brigmerston St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

Details

A sub-square enclosure with a slightly raised interior, surrounded by a bank
and ditch. There is an entrance in the south side near the south-east corner.

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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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