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Chisenbury Warren Romano-British settlement and associated trackway

A Scheduled Monument in Everleigh, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.2825 / 51°16'57"N

Longitude: -1.7463 / 1°44'46"W

OS Eastings: 417792.799515

OS Northings: 153740.265068

OS Grid: SU177537

Mapcode National: GBR 4YS.HBN

Mapcode Global: VHB4Z.P154

Entry Name: Chisenbury Warren Romano-British settlement and associated trackway

Scheduled Date: 15 December 1967

Last Amended: 8 January 1990

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1010053

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10047

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Everleigh

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Enford All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury


A well preserved Romano-British settlement with an associated trackway a
length of which forms the eastern boundary of the settlement.
1 - An area of settlement situated on a south-east facing slope, consisting of
about 30 hut/building platforms. Finds from the area include pottery, coins
and a bronze brooch. The site is suffering from military damage.
2 - A "ditch" trackway running north-east/south-west past Chisenbury Warren
settlement. At the eastern end it is seen as a double banked feature. It is
thought to originally have joined a trackway associated with Lidbury Camp.
There is some military damage.

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.

Romano-British villages surviving as earthworks are rare nationally and
would normally be considered to be of national importance. Five
examples are recorded in the Salisbury Plain Training Area, all of
which are considered worthy of preservation. The Chisenbury Warren
settlement is an outstandingly well preserved and extensive example of
its class.

Source: Historic England


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

Source: Historic England

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