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Boundary earthwork on Lamb Down

A Scheduled Monument in Tidworth, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2362 / 51°14'10"N

Longitude: -1.6365 / 1°38'11"W

OS Eastings: 425475.320913

OS Northings: 148614.705025

OS Grid: SU254486

Mapcode National: GBR 60V.F2G

Mapcode Global: VHC2P.L676

Entry Name: Boundary earthwork on Lamb Down

Scheduled Date: 13 March 1990

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1009833

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10210

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Tidworth

Built-Up Area: Perham Down

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: TidworthHoly Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

Details

A linear earthwork extending c.285m across Lamb Down. Probably
originally extending to the north, but destroyed in this area by Perham
Down Camp. The south section of the earthwork is flanked on its east
side by a ditch for a length of 100m.

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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