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Field system south of East Everleigh

A Scheduled Monument in Everleigh, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2781 / 51°16'41"N

Longitude: -1.7106 / 1°42'38"W

OS Eastings: 420278.370899

OS Northings: 153259.097706

OS Grid: SU202532

Mapcode National: GBR 4YV.SCS

Mapcode Global: VHC2G.94HJ

Entry Name: Field system south of East Everleigh

Scheduled Date: 13 March 1990

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1010071

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10056

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Everleigh

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Details

A well preserved area of Celtic fields, this is the only well preserved
section of what was originally a much more extensive field system.

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.
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

Sources

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

Source: Historic England

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