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Boundary earthwork east of Church Hill

A Scheduled Monument in Market Lavington, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2722 / 51°16'19"N

Longitude: -1.9463 / 1°56'46"W

OS Eastings: 403843.653687

OS Northings: 152562.268276

OS Grid: SU038525

Mapcode National: GBR 3XD.0S0

Mapcode Global: VHB4W.69Y2

Entry Name: Boundary earthwork east of Church Hill

Scheduled Date: 10 January 1990

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1017928

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10021

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Market Lavington

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Easterton St Barnabas

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

Details

A boundary earthwork consisting of a bank c.3m wide with shallow ditches
c.2.5m wide on either side. The overall width is c.8m. The extant portion has
been used as the line of the parish boundary.

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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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