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Earthwork enclosure north-east of Brigmerston Plantation

A Scheduled Monument in Tidworth, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.231 / 51°13'51"N

Longitude: -1.7049 / 1°42'17"W

OS Eastings: 420698.54197

OS Northings: 148018.963038

OS Grid: SU206480

Mapcode National: GBR 4ZF.MT4

Mapcode Global: VHC2N.DBJ5

Entry Name: Earthwork enclosure north-east of Brigmerston Plantation

Scheduled Date: 7 February 1990

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1009661

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10185

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Tidworth

Built-Up Area: Tidworth

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Figheldean St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

Details

A circular earthwork enclosure, originally consisting of a bank with an outer
ditch. Only the ditch is now clearly visible, this having an overall diameter
c.50-56m.

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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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