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Section of boundary earthwork north-west of Sidbury Hill

A Scheduled Monument in Tidworth, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2564 / 51°15'23"N

Longitude: -1.7066 / 1°42'23"W

OS Eastings: 420568.710052

OS Northings: 150849.63959

OS Grid: SU205508

Mapcode National: GBR 4Z7.1CW

Mapcode Global: VHC2G.CPM5

Entry Name: Section of boundary earthwork north-west of Sidbury Hill

Scheduled Date: 10 January 1990

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1010064

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10059

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Tidworth

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Fittleton All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

Details

A section of a boundary ditch, 6m wide running west from the main entrance of
Sidbury Hill. The earthwork is part of one element in an extensive system of
boundaries on Sidbury Hill.

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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.
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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