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Boundary feature on Ball Down

A Scheduled Monument in Tilshead, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2574 / 51°15'26"N

Longitude: -1.9336 / 1°56'0"W

OS Eastings: 404728.874254

OS Northings: 150917.608046

OS Grid: SU047509

Mapcode National: GBR 3XL.3Y3

Mapcode Global: VHB4W.FNMF

Entry Name: Boundary feature on Ball Down

Scheduled Date: 8 January 1990

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1010247

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10023

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Tilshead

Built-Up Area: Tilshead

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Details

A boundary feature c.430m long. It consists of a bank 3m wide with minor
ditches on both sides.

MAP EXTRACT
The site of the monument is shown on the attached map extract.
It includes a 2 metre boundary around the archaeological features,
considered to be essential for the monument's support and preservation.

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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