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Boundary earthwork across Dunch Hill Golf Course

A Scheduled Monument in Tidworth, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2351 / 51°14'6"N

Longitude: -1.6967 / 1°41'48"W

OS Eastings: 421271.219874

OS Northings: 148477.166051

OS Grid: SU212484

Mapcode National: GBR 4ZF.HVZ

Mapcode Global: VHC2N.J7W0

Entry Name: Boundary earthwork across Dunch Hill Golf Course

Scheduled Date: 6 March 1990

Last Amended: 3 January 1997

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1015480

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10203

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Tidworth

Built-Up Area: Tidworth

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: TidworthHoly Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

Details

The monument includes a boundary earthwork of Late Bronze Age ranch type. It
is of bank/ditch/bank construction, with an overall width of c.12m. It can be
traced across the golf course but has been destroyed near the `Seven Barrows',
barrow group. It relates to the `Devil's Ditch' linear earthwork system.

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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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