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Boundary feature south of Clarendon Hill Reservoir

A Scheduled Monument in Tidworth, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2364 / 51°14'10"N

Longitude: -1.68 / 1°40'47"W

OS Eastings: 422436.569098

OS Northings: 148623.910308

OS Grid: SU224486

Mapcode National: GBR 60S.G2D

Mapcode Global: VHC2N.T6Q1

Entry Name: Boundary feature south of Clarendon Hill Reservoir

Scheduled Date: 13 March 1990

Last Amended: 3 January 1997

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1015482

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10207

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 linear boundary of Late Bronze Age ranch type with its
associated ditch and banks. The ditch is 1.5m deep x 4m wide. The bank on the
west side is c.5m wide and there is a possible bank on the east, this is
clearest on the down slope. The overall width is c.13m.

MAP EXTRACT
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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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