Multiple trackway south of Bulford Camp

Overview

Heritage Category:
Scheduled Monument
List Entry Number:
1009613
Date first listed:
24-Jan-1962
Date of most recent amendment:
13-Mar-1990

Map

Ordnance survey map of Multiple trackway south of Bulford Camp
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Location

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Amesbury
District:
Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Bulford
District:
Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Cholderton
National Grid Reference:
SU 18717 42438, SU 19506 42428

Reasons for Designation

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 holloway was often used to mark the boundary between neighbouring estates.

Details

Multiple trackways running up and along a hill ridge. The most substantial trackway south of the road, is damaged by motor-bikes and scrub. It consists of a ditch with a bank to the south and traces of one to the north, overall width c.11m.

MAP EXTRACT The site of the monument is shown on the attached map extract.

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
10256
Legacy System:
RSM

Sources

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

Legal

This monument is scheduled under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 as amended as it appears to the Secretary of State to be of national importance. This entry is a copy, the original is held by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

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