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Field system north-east of Chisenbury Field Barn

A Scheduled Monument in Upavon, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.2823 / 51°16'56"N

Longitude: -1.7665 / 1°45'59"W

OS Eastings: 416379.485925

OS Northings: 153708.815066

OS Grid: SU163537

Mapcode National: GBR 4YR.J6C

Mapcode Global: VHB4Z.B1GB

Entry Name: Field system north-east of Chisenbury Field Barn

Scheduled Date: 8 January 1990

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1010051

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10042

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Upavon

Built-Up Area: Upavon Army Camp

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Enford All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury


A series of very well preserved lynchets up to 2m high on a downland spur.

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.
Well preserved prehistoric field systems are rare nationally. They provide
important evidence of a carefully planned reorganisation of landscape and
definition of landholdings. The examples in the Salisbury Plain Training Area
are some of the best surviving nationally, and their articulation with other
contemporary archaeological features, such as land boundaries and enclosures,
makes them worthy of scheduling.

Source: Historic England


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

Source: Historic England

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