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Multiple trackway between and north of Round Clump and Dogtail Plantation

A Scheduled Monument in Urchfont, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.3022 / 51°18'8"N

Longitude: -1.9394 / 1°56'21"W

OS Eastings: 404323.065616

OS Northings: 155902.842213

OS Grid: SU043559

Mapcode National: GBR 3X0.8HX

Mapcode Global: VHB4P.BJLK

Entry Name: Multiple trackway between and north of Round Clump and Dogtail Plantation

Scheduled Date: 4 January 1990

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1010280

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10000

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Urchfont

Built-Up Area: Urchfont

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire


A multiple trackway, descending from the ridge-way and merging into a single
deep hollow way now called Stonepit Lane. It runs north to Urchfont village.

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.
Droveways and trackways are well represented in the Salisbury Plain Training
Area, where they provide communications between individual settlements and
link occupation areas with their fields. The trackways are frequently cut down
below the level of the surrounding fields, while the related form of the
hollow way was often used to mark the boundary between neighbouring estates.

Source: Historic England


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

Source: Historic England

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